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File #: 49186    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into contracts with Nehemiah Community Development Corp and Madison-area Urban Ministry to provide peer support services to assist persons impacted by violence and to support formerly incarcerated individuals
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/11/2017 In control: FINANCE COMMITTEE
On agenda: 10/31/2017 Final action: 10/31/2017
Enactment date: 11/3/2017 Enactment #: RES-17-00873
Title: Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into contracts with Nehemiah Community Development Corp and Madison-area Urban Ministry to provide peer support services to assist persons impacted by violence and to support formerly incarcerated individuals as part of a strategy to reduce recidivism
Sponsors: Maurice S. Cheeks, Matthew J. Phair, Sara Eskrich
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution approves the recommendations of the Community Services Committee and authorizes entry into contracts with Nehemiah Community Development Corporation and the Madison Area Urban Ministry. Common Council adopted RES-17-00630 (Legistar file 48015) authorized the Community Development Division (CDD) to undertake a Request for Proposals (RFP) process to allocate budgeted funds, for use beginning in 2017, to community organizations for provision of peer support programming for violence prevention. Due to the timing of the RFP, recommendations from the process authorized by RES-17-00630 (File 48015) will be used to award funding in CDD’s 2018 operating budget.

The 2017 Adopted Operating Budget includes $400,000 for peer support programming. Resolution 17-00537 (Legistar file 47574), adopted by the Common Council on June 20th, authorized utilizing $75,000 of this appropriation for a contract with Nehemiah and the Focused Interruption Coalition to provide peer support services to persons or households impacted by acts of violence ($50,000) and funding administered by CDD for rapid response and direct aid to victims of violence ($25,000). The 2018 Executive Operating Budget includes $400,000 for continuing the peer support programming for violence prevention.

The proposed resolution authorizes awarding up $150,000 in 2017 and up to $200,000 in 2018 to Nehemiah Community Development Corporation and its collaborative partners for the provision of crisis-focused peer support and related services designed to help reduce the occurrence of crime and violence in our community. The proposed resolution also authorizes awarding up to $150,000 in 2017 and up to $200,000 in 2018 to Madison Area Urban Ministry and its collaborative partners for the provision of peer support and related services designed to reduce recidivism among person returning to our community from incarceration.
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Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into contracts...

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