Agenda Item # 4

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

August 23, 2016

Agenda Report # 32


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: One time Funds Augmentation Opportunity from RSVP Grant

INITIATED BY: Parks and Recreation



Recommendation: Approval is requested to apply for and if approved accept funds from The Corporation for National & Community Service, administers of the RSVP Grant, in the amount of $3,500.

Background: The purpose of this $3,500 augmentation is primarily to support the capacity of all RSVP grantees to participate in training and technical assistance opportunities, such as travel to and participation in the Senior Corps Directors Training Conference, other conference registration fees, and/or a new computer, software, criminal history checks.

Analysis: If awarded, Parks and Recreation is requesting to receive grant funds from the Corporation for National & Community Service in the amount of $3,500.

Financial Considerations: The grant amount requested is $3,500 for the Department of Parks and Recreation and the city of Columbus. The city’s match required is 30% which is covered through employee salaries and wages.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: None expected

Legal Considerations: Council must approve the acceptance of this grant.

Recommendations/ Actions: Authorize a resolution to approve the City to submit an application for, and if awarded, to accept a grant from Corporation for National & Community Service in the amount of $3,500 that is in addition to the $26,043 that is already awarded to the city per the RSVP Grant.

A RESOLUTION
NO. _____

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR, AND IF AWARDED, ACCEPT A GRANT FROM THE CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL & COMMUNITY SERVICE IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,500 FOR THE RSVP GRANT.

WHEREAS, The Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS) recently announced a one-time augmentation grant for RSVP grantees; and,

WHEREAS, The Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS) administers the RSVP grant that is already awarded to the city of Columbus; and,

WHEREAS, once accepted, augmentation funds are available through the end of the 3-year grant; and,

WHEREAS, augmentation funding is primary to support RSVP grantees to participate in training and technical assistance opportunities; and,

WHEREAS, one-time augmentation of $3,000 grants are being made available for RSVP grantees; and,

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

That the City Manager or his designee is hereby authorized to submit an application and if approved, accept funds from Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS) in the amount of $3,500 to aid in training and the technical support for RSVP programming.


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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 Garrett voting __________.
Councilor Davis 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