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File #: 1041-2023    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/29/2023 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 5/1/2023 Final action: 5/3/2023
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Development, or his designee, to enter into a grant agreement in the amount of $250,000.00 to provide general operating support to Choice Network, Inc. and to allow both payment of expenses starting January 1, 2023, and advance payments; to authorize an appropriation and expenditure of $250,000.00 within the Neighborhood Initiatives Subfund; and to declare an emergency. ($250,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 1041-2023 Admin Choice Network Neigh Init Subfnd 03-28-2023
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Development, or his desginee, to enter into a grant agreement with Choice Network, Inc., in the amount of $250,000.00 to provide general operating support and to allow both payment of expenses starting January 1, 2023, and advance payments.

Choice Network, Inc.,("Choice") is a not for profit organization whose purpose is to provide adoption services and support. Funding will support the operations of the organization by providing needed funds for staffing, space, marketing, and supplies. Choice does not provide any direct support for terminating a pregnancy; rather, it refers clients to other agencies who can provide that care.

No public funds shall be used to subsidize abortion procedures and associated services such as anesthesia, laboratory tests, or hospital services as proscribed by RC ยงยง5101.55 and 5101.56.

Emergency action is requested to allow for the immediate execution of this grant agreement to provide services as soon as possible that support pregnant women.

FISCAL IMPACT: Funding of $250,000.00 is available within the Neighborhood Initiatives Subfund (100018).

CONTRACT COMPLIANCE: The vendor number is 042891 and expires on 8/31/2024.


Title

To authorize the Director of the Department of Development, or his designee, to enter into a grant agreement in the amount of $250,000.00 to provide general operating support to Choice Network, Inc. and to allow both payment of expenses starting January 1, 2023, and advance payments; to authorize an appropriation and expenditure of $250,000.00 within the Neighborhood Initiatives Subfund; and to declare an emergency. ($250,000.00)


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WHEREAS, Choice Network, Inc. is a not for profit organization whose purpose is to provide adoption services and support to women; and

WHEREAS, Choice does not provide any direct support to terminate a pregnancy; rather, they refer clients to other agencies who can provide th...

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