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File #: 19-2329   
Type: Grant Applications and Awards
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 3/21/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance approving the submission of an AmeriCorps VISTA grant application to the Corporation of National and Community Service, and acceptance upon award for the period of May 29, 2019 through May 29, 2020, a cash match of $24,622.00, and Memoranda of Agreement to benefit City's AmeriCorps programs. [Colleen Bridger, Interim Assistant City Manager; Melody Woosley, Director, Human Services]
Attachments: 1. Budget-Vista 2019, 2. AmeriCorps_VISTA, 3. Draft Ordinance, 4. Ordinance 2019-03-21-0226
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DEPARTMENT: Human Services




AmeriCorps VISTA Grant Application Renewal


This ordinance authorizes submission of an AmeriCorps VISTA grant renewal application to the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and acceptance, if awarded, for the period of May 29, 2019 through May 29, 2020. This ordinance also authorizes a cash match budget of $24,622.00 to be funded by three City of San Antonio departments (Human Services, Metro Health and Pre-K 4 SA).

The City Manager or designee, or the Director of the Department of Human Services or designee, is further authorized to negotiate any and all necessary documents to effectuate the application and acceptance of this grant and grant contract, and to execute amendments pertaining to the grant when approved by the grantor, to include: a) carry-over funds; b) line item budget revisions; c) modifications to the performance measures so long as the terms stay within the general parameters of the intent of the grant; d) no cost extensions; e) supplemental grant funds in an amount up to 20% of the total amount initially awarded; f) reimbursement increases of administrative funds for each participant served; (g) one-time equipment purchases or defined program services; h) changes in regulations; i) interdepartmental and interagency agreements for the benefit of the programs; j) alterations to the number of VISTAs allocated between programs; and k) memoranda of agreement with additional agencies in support of AmeriCorps VISTA services.


The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency that helps more than five million Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service. CNCS invests in nonprofit, faith-based and government agencies through the AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs.

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