Agenda Item # 6

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

7/26/2016

Agenda Report # 14


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Bright from the Start

INITIATED BY: Parks and Recreation


Recommendation: Approval is requested to submit an application and if approved accept $140,000 or the amount awarded from the Georgia Department of Early Childcare and Learning Bright from the Start to continue the Child and Adult Care Food Program and amend the Multi-Government Grant Funds by the amount awarded. The grant will cross over 2017 and 2018 Fiscal Years.

Background: This program is designed to offer nutritious snacks daily to the youth of Columbus enrolled in established Before and After School Programs in the city of Columbus operated by the Community Schools Division of Columbus Parks and Recreation.

Analysis: Bright from the Start is funding this grant at no cost to the Department of Parks and Recreation or the City of Columbus. Allow sole source contract to Muscogee County Nutrition Department to continue this service to ensure that state and federal nutrition guidelines are followed. The grant is a continuation of grant funding already received in prior fiscal years.

Financial Considerations: The grant amount will be up to $140,000 for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (snack). The City is not required to put up any matching funds to participate in this grant and funding will be handled by reimbursement.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: None expected.

Legal Considerations: Council is the approving authority for all resolutions.

Recommendations/ Actions: Authorize a resolution to accept funds up to the amount of $140,000 from Bright From the Start for the Department of Parks and Recreation to participate in the snack reimbursement program grant annually 2017 through 2018.


A RESOLUTION
NO. _____

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION AND, IF APPROVED, ACCEPT UP TO $140,000 IN GRANT FUNDS FROM THE GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDCARE AND LEARNING PROGRAM BRIGHT FROM THE START FOR THE USDA CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM, WHICH WILL BE A PART OF OUR AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM THROUGHOUT THE YEAR AND ALSO AUTHORIZING THE MUSCOGEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT SCHOOL NUTRITION DEPARTMENT TO ACT AS THE SOLE VENDOR FOR THE PROGRAM FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017/2018.

WHEREAS, the Before and After School Program administered by the Columbus Parks and Recreation Department offers activities to youth; and,

WHEREAS, the Columbus Parks and Recreation Department Community Schools Division administers the After School Program in 23 locations throughout the city during the school year; and,

WHEREAS, the need for wholesome recreational, educational, and enrichment activities are offered to participants with nutritional components included with meals; and,

WHEREAS, we are requesting to continue contracting with Muscogee County School District School Nutrition Department to ensure compliance with state and federal guidelines, policies, and procedures on nutrition and proper portion sizes; and,

WHEREAS, the need for nutritional after school snacks, intercession, and camp meals are vital to the health and stability of all youth.

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

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to submit an application and if approved accept a grant in the amount of $140,000 or the amount awarded for snacks provided for the Child and Adult Care Food Program from the Georgia Department of Early Childcare and Learning Bright from the Start and amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount of the grant. These grants will cross over the City’s fiscal year 2017 and 2018. Authorize a sole source contract with the Muscogee County School Nutrition Program for preparing meals in compliance with state and federal guidelines.

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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________ 2016, 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