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File #: 21-2473   
Type: Grant Applications and Awards
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 4/29/2021
Posting Language: Ordinance approving the acceptance of an AmeriCorps VISTA Grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service for the period May 22, 2021 to February 16, 2022 and a cash match budget of up to $28,272.00 to be funded by the Department of Human Services. Funding in the amount of $28,272.00 is available in the FY 2021 Adopted General Fund Budget. [Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager; Melody Woosley, Director, Human Services]
Attachments: 1. Budget- Vista 2021-22 for Ordinance, 2. Ordinance 2021-04-29-0279
DEPARTMENT: Human Services


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Melody Woosley


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

AmeriCorps VISTA Grant Application Renewal



SUMMARY:

This ordinance authorizes acceptance of an AmeriCorps VISTA grant renewal award from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) for the period of May 22, 2021 through February 16, 2022. This ordinance also authorizes a cash match budget of $28,272 to be funded by the Department of Human Services and authorizing execution of any agreement amendments as required by CNCS.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

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.

AmeriCorps VISTA, a CNCS program, was founded in 1965 as a national service program designed specifically to fight poverty in America. AmeriCorps VISTA members serve full-time for a year in anti-poverty organizations and agencies working on issues such as fighting illiteracy, improving health services, creating businesses, increasing housing opportunities, improving college access, and bridging the digital divide. Project sponsors must direct the project, supervise the members, provide necessary administrative support to complete the goals and objectives of the project, and provide a cost-share match of the grant.

The City of San Antonio's Department of Human Services (DHS) has served as an AmeriCorps VISTA Program project sponsor since 2014 and will culminate serving as a project sponsor at the end of this program year.



ISSUE:

The City, through direct services and community partners, addresses community challenges in the AmeriCorps VISTA Program focus areas of Economic Opportunity, Education and Healthy Futures. AmeriCorps VISTA members ...

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