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File #: 65270    Version: 1 Name: Approving the provision of up to $225,000 in City funds to support Violence Prevention and COVID Relief efforts as recommended by the Community Services Committee, and authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to enter into agreements with
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/28/2021 In control: Community Development Division
On agenda: 5/18/2021 Final action: 5/18/2021
Enactment date: 5/24/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00370
Title: Approving the provision of up to $225,000 in City funds to support Violence Prevention and COVID Relief efforts as recommended by the Community Services Committee, and authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to enter into agreements with selected agencies to implement the designated projects.
Sponsors: Syed Abbas, Brian Benford, Arvina Martin, Jael Currie, Yannette Figueroa Cole, Charles Myadze, Lindsay Lemmer, Sheri Carter, Christian A. Albouras, Barbara Harrington-McKinney
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes allocating $225,000 across eight community agencies. The recommended awards are a result of an RFP process prioritizing community responses that help populations affected by COVID-19 connect to basic needs and that support service gaps identified in the Public Health Violence Prevention Plan. Funding for the $225,000 is included in the Community Development Division’s 2021 adopted operating budget. No additional city appropriation is required.
Title
Approving the provision of up to $225,000 in City funds to support Violence Prevention and COVID Relief efforts as recommended by the Community Services Committee, and authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to enter into agreements with selected agencies to implement the designated projects.
Body
The City’s 2021 Adopted Operating Budget authorized a total of $725,000 in the COVID Relief Fund, to be administered by the Community Development Division (CDD), to support community-directed responses to needs arising from the social and economic fallout from the pandemic. Prioritized use of these funds will include initiatives supporting community responses that help populations affected by COVID-19 connect to basic needs and support service gaps identified in the recently released Public Health Violence Prevention Plan. On January 19, 2021, the City Council approved the expenditure of $500,000 of the COVID Relief Fund (RES-21-00042) for rental assistance. Remaining funds were directed to be allocated through a competitive RFP process. The Community Development Division (CDD), in partnership with Public Health Madison and Dane County (PHMDC), conducted an RFP process to allocate the remaining $225,000 within three distinct service areas:

1) Program Model Development and Implementation of a Community Safety-Direct Outreach Program
2) Youth Violence Prevention through Middle School Program and Youth Employment Expansion
3) Connections to Basic Needs for Individuals and F...

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