Agenda Report # 134
WHEREAS, funds have been made available from the Georgia Department of Human Services for the purpose of establishing and continuing Family Connection communities; 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 $45,000, or as otherwise awarded, with no matching funds required. Funds will be available from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.
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 a grant from the Georgia Department of Human Services for $45,000, 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.
Councilor Allen voting .
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Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor