Agenda Item #3
Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

01/23/2018

Agenda Report # 69


TO:
Mayor and Council

SUBJECT:
FY19 Family Connection Grant

INITIATED BY:
Children, Youth and Family Coalition

Recommendation: Approval is requested to continue to serve as fiscal agent and to submit an application and, if approved, accept a grant for $48,500, or as otherwise awarded, from the Georgia Department of Human Services with no local match required. Approval is also requested to amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount of the award.

Background:
The Children, Youth and Family Coalition exists to provide Family Connection activities in order to improve child health, including reduced incidences of teenage pregnancy, child abuse, neglect and other risk factors that impact on the well being of Columbus children, youth, and families. The Columbus Consolidated Government has served as fiscal agent since the inception of the Family Connection program.

Analysis:
Funds are available from the Georgia Department of Human Services to provide assistance to the children, Youth and Family Coalition by providing funds to establish Columbus as a Family Connection Community.

Financial Considerations:
The grant amount is $48,500, but may be lower or higher depending on state budgetary conditions, and may be increased or decreased during the year as allowed or required. No matching funds are required. Funds will be available for Fiscal Year 2019 (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019).

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement:
There will be no annual fiscal impact to the City with the approval of this request.

Legal Considerations:
The Columbus Children, Youth and Family Coalition is qualified to apply for funds under this program with Council approval.

Recommendations/ Actions:
Authorize the City Manager or his designee to submit, and if awarded, accept a grant in the amount of $48,500, or as otherwise awarded, from the Georgia Department of Human Services and continue to serve as fiscal agent.

A RESOLUTION

NO. _____


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER OR HIS DESIGNEE TO CONTINUE TO SERVE AS FISCAL AGENT AND TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION AND, IF APPROVED, ACCEPT A GRANT FROM THE GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES IN THE AMOUNT OF $48,500, OR AS OTHERWISE AWARDED, WITH NO LOCAL MATCH REQUIREMENT, FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019, TO SUPPORT THE COLUMBUS/MUSCOGEE COUNTY FAMILY CONNECTION COLLABORATIVE FOR IMPROVING CHILD HEALTH AND WELFARE, SCHOOL PERFORMANCE, FAMILY STABILITY, FAMILY ECONOMIC CAPACITY, AND TO REDUCE CHILD ABUSE, NEGLECT, AND TEENAGE PREGNANCY, AND TO AMEND THE FAMILY CONNECTION PARTNERSHIP FUND (FUND 985) BY THE AMOUNT OF THE AWARD.

WHEREAS, funds have been made available from the Georgia Department of Human Services for the purpose of establishing and continuing Family Connection communities, and the Columbus Consolidated Government has served as fiscal agent for Columbus/Muscogee Family Connection since its inception; and,

WHEREAS, the Columbus Children, Youth and Family Coalition will provide the collaborative framework for measurable results of programs implemented by community organizations that address the needs of children, youth and families; and,

WHEREAS, this process will provide the communication link between agencies to impact positively on child abuse, neglect, teenage pregnancy and high school graduation rates; and,

WHEREAS, the Columbus Children, Youth and Family Coalition will apply for a grant of $48,500, or as otherwise awarded, with no matching funds required. Funds will be available from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

That the City Manager or his designee is hereby authorized to serve as fiscal agent and to submit an application and, if approved, accept a grant from the Georgia Department of Human Services for $48,500, or as otherwise awarded, to continue Columbus, Georgia as a Family Connection community for improving child health, school performance, family stability, family economic capacity, and to reduce child abuse, neglect and teenage pregnancy.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the
_________ day of _____________, 2018 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of
_____________ members of said Council.


Councilor Allen voting .
Councilor Baker voting .
Councilor Barnes voting .
Councilor Davis voting .
Councilor Garrett voting .
Councilor Henderson voting .
Councilor Huff voting .
Councilor Thomas voting .
Councilor Turner-Pugh voting .
Councilor Woodson voting .

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Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor