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File #: 61292    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing the Community Development Division (CDD), in accordance with RES-2020-00313, to distribute 2020 EOP funds in three equal sums to the African Center for Community Development, Inc., Freedom Inc., and UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence to assist i
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/8/2020 In control: Community Development Division
On agenda: 7/14/2020 Final action: 7/21/2020
Enactment date: 7/27/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00530
Title: Authorizing the Community Development Division (CDD), in accordance with RES-2020-00313, to distribute 2020 EOP funds in three equal sums to the African Center for Community Development, Inc., Freedom Inc., and UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence to assist immigrant communities dealing with the impacts of COVID-19
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Shiva Bidar, Arvina Martin, Samba Baldeh, Syed Abbas, Lindsay Lemmer
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes the disbursement of three grants of $50,000, one of which going to each the African Center for Community Development Inc., Freedom Inc., and UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence, on behalf of Latino Consortium for Action. These three grants are funded by reallocating the $150,000 authorized in the City’s 2020 Adopted Operating Budget for the Emerging Opportunity Program (EOP). The grant funds are to be used to provide direct assistance to immigrant families and individuals to help cope with the consequences of COVID-19. No additional City appropriation is required.

On April 21, 2020 the Common Council adopted RES-20-00313, Legistar File #60124, waiving the requirement, in 2020, under MGO 3.12 (11) (c) to conduct an annual Request for Proposals process for the Emerging Opportunities Program (EOP). Instead, the Council authorized the Director of the Community Development Division to reallocate Emerging Opportunity Program funding to other programs or activities to assist in the City’s response and recovery efforts associated with COVID-19. Adopted RES-20-00313 requires any reallocation of EOP funds to be reviewed by the Community Services Committee (CSC) and/or the Finance Committee and approved by the Common Council.
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Authorizing the Community Development Division (CDD), in accordance with RES-2020-00313, to distribute 2020 EOP funds in three equal sums to the African Center for Community Development, Inc., Freedom Inc., and UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence to assist immigrant communities dealing with the impacts of COVID-19
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WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on residents and communities within the City of Madison and the nation; and

WHEREAS, the closures of schools, places of employment, childcare centers and more have caused significant financial and other hardships for residents and particularly for those who may require ongoing supportive services; and

WHEREAS, the City of Madis...

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