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File #: 21-3173   
Type: Grant Applications and Awards
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 5/6/2021
Posting Language: Ordinance approving the acceptance of the Building Ecosystems for Youth Opportunity Grant from the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions in the amount of $100,000 for the period from May 1, 2021 to October 31, 2022; and authorizing an increase of the Youth Success Division personnel complement from six to seven positions to oversee the grant. [Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager; Melody Woosley, Director, Human Services]
Attachments: 1. Personnel Complement-ASPEN OYF BEYO Grant, 2. Budget -ASPEN OYF BEYO Grant, 3. Draft Ordinance
DEPARTMENT: Human Services


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Melody Woosley


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

Acceptance of the Building Ecosystems for Youth Opportunity Grant from the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions.


SUMMARY:

This ordinance authorizes the acceptance of a grant acceptance of the Building Ecosystems for Youth Opportunity Grant from the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions in the amount of $100,000, including budget and personnel complement for one senior management analyst for an 18-month period of May 1, 2021 to October 31, 2022.

Furthermore, this ordinance authorizes the Director of Human Services to initiate, negotiate, and execute any and all necessary documents including a grant contract, and contract amendments; a) carryover funds; b) line item budget revisions; c) modifications to the performance measures so long as the terms of the amendment stay within the general parameters of the intent of the grant.; d) the acceptance of additional funding, if awarded, in an amount up to 20% of the total amount awarded to the grant.

BACKGROUND:

Opportunity youth in the San Antonio community are disengaged from work and school and face a myriad of challenges. In the fall of 2017, The Department of Human Services (DHS) facilitated a working group of seven City of San Antonio (COSA) departments providing youth services to develop an action plan to address those challenges.i The working group proposed the creation of a comprehensive re-engagement center for opportunity youth. In September of 2018, the mayor and city council approved almost $1 million in the FY 2019 Adopted Budget to assist the estimated 34,000 opportunity youth living in San Antonio at that time.

In partnership with Communities in Schools-San Antonio and Goodwill San Antonio, in February 2019, the NXT Level Youth Opportunity Center opened at the Frank Garrett Multi-Service Center in Council District 1. This area in zip code 78207 has some of the highest d...

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