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.
Analysis: Funds are available from the Georgia Department of Human Services to provide assistance to the Children, Youth, and Family Coalition to establish Columbus as a Family Connection Community.
Financial Considerations: The grant amount requested 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. The City is not required to provide matching funds to participate in this grant. Funds will be available for Fiscal Year 2018.
Legal Considerations: The Columbus Children, Youth and Family Coalition is qualified to apply for funds under this program with Council approval. The Columbus Consolidated Government is and will continue to be the fiscal agent for this grant.
Recommended /Actions: Approval is requested to submit an application and if approved, accept funds from the Georgia Department of Human Services for a Family Connection grant in the amount of $48,500, with no local match required, and to amend the Family Connection Fund 0985 by the amount of the grant awarded.