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File #: 63974    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing the Community Development Division to accept $200,000 from the Madison Metropolitan School District to distribute to community-based organizations offering virtual learning support through the School-Age Child Care Stabilization Fund process;
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/28/2021 In control: Community Development Division
On agenda: 2/23/2021 Final action: 2/23/2021
Enactment date: 3/3/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00119
Title: Amending the 2021 Adopted Operating Budget for the Community Development Division-Community Support Services to authorize and accept $200,000 from the Madison Metropolitan School District to distribute to community-based organizations offering virtual learning support through the School-Age Child Care Stabilization Fund process.
Sponsors: Nasra Wehelie
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes the Community Development Division (CDD) to accept $200,000 from the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) to be administered by the Child Care Unit, and amends the 2021 Adopted Operating Budget to appropriate the $200,000 for purchased services in Community Support Services-Childcare subservice.

Title
Amending the 2021 Adopted Operating Budget for the Community Development Division-Community Support Services to authorize and accept $200,000 from the Madison Metropolitan School District to distribute to community-based organizations offering virtual learning support through the School-Age Child Care Stabilization Fund process.
Body
Background
The proposed resolution authorizes the Community Development Division (CDD) to accept $200,000 from the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) to be administered by the Child Care Unit, and amends the 2021 CDD Operating Budget (specifically, to the Child Care subservice within Community Support Services).
Every year, the Child Care Unit makes available $245,000 in Stabilization Funding to accredited group and family child care programs that serve a high proportion of low-income families to offset the losses these programs take in serving low-income families. This funding process occurs in the spring of each year. In the spring of 2020, this occurred despite the COVID-19 pandemic because many families were still attending child care at the time and child care programs saw unprecedented losses of revenue due to pandemic closures and expenses.
In the fall of 2020, due to the pandemic, MMSD chose to provide school in an all virtual model at the start of the 2020-2021 school year. Many families of elementary-aged children could not maintain work responsibilities and care for their children while they participated in virtual learning. Several community centers, community-based child care and school-age care programs expanded their hours of operation to provide full-time...

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