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File #: 20-3385   
Type: Staff Briefing - With Ordinance
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 6/4/2020
Posting Language: Ordinance approving a Recovery and Resiliency Plan for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including steps to address second-order effects impacting the San Antonio Community, and supplemental initiatives to further the objectives of the plan. The ordinance also authorizes the City Manager to negotiate and execute any necessary agreements, appropriate funds, and approve budget expenses to implement the programs and priorities within the Recover and Resiliency Plan and any supplemental initiatives. [Maria Villagómez, Deputy City Manager; Colleen M. Bridger, MPH, PhD, Assistant City Manager]
Attachments: 1. Resiliency and Recovery Plan.pdf, 2. Staff Presentation, 3. Supplemental information on the Recovery and Resiliency Plan, 4. Information Requested by Council Members, 5. Draft Ordinance, 6. Ordinance 2020-06-04-0346
DEPARTMENT: City Manager's Office


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Maria Villag?mez, Deputy City Manager; Colleen M. Bridger, MPH, PhD, Assistant City Manager


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City Wide


SUBJECT:

Recovery and Resiliency Plan

SUMMARY:

An ordinance approving a Recovery and Resiliency Plan for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including steps to address second-order effects impacting the San Antonio Community, and supplemental initiatives to further the objectives of the plan. The ordinance also authorizes the City Manager to negotiate and execute any necessary agreements, appropriate funds, and approve budget expenses to implement the programs and priorities within the Recovery and Resiliency Plan and any supplemental initiatives.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

A proposed Recovery and Resiliency Plan for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic was presented to City Council on May 28th, 2020 to assist residents and business negatively impacted by the pandemic. The plan is developed around the five Guiding Principles of: 1) Public Health and Safety; 2) Equity; 3) Braided Funding; 4) Community Resilience and 5) Well-being.

The work is comprised of four pillars Workforce Development, Housing Security, Small Business Support, and Digital Inclusion.

Workforce Development. This pillar is proposed at an amount of $80 Million and it will provide workforce training to approximately 10,000 individuals negatively impacted by COVID-19. The program includes funding to cover costs for intake, referral, wraparound support and career navigation at an amount of $8 million; education and training at an amount of $14 million; and training subsidies to participants in the amount of $48 million. Some of the organizations the City intends to partner with include the following:
* Intake and Referral Services: Workforce Solutions Alamo
* Career Navigation/Local Business Intelligence/Job Placement Opportunities: SA Works, BioMed SA, Cyber Security San Antonio
* Wraparound Support and Case Manageme...

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