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File #: O-191-22    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Second Reading
File created: 3/31/2022 In control: Office of the Mayor
On agenda: 5/10/2022 Final action: 5/10/2022
Title: Authorizing the appropriation and expenditure of $1,250,000 from the Local Fiscal Recovery Fund for a universal pre-kindergarten (pre-k) program; authorizing the Mayor to enter into a grant agreement with HOPE Toledo for said purpose; and declaring an emergency.
Attachments: 1. ARPA Final Rule, 2. SMART, 3. Audio: City Council 5/10/022
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PYS American Rescue Plan Allocation 2022 Utilization Plan
Office of the Mayor
Gretchen DeBacker (x1600)
Revised

Title
Authorizing the appropriation and expenditure of $1,250,000 from the Local Fiscal Recovery Fund for a universal pre-kindergarten (pre-k) program; authorizing the Mayor to enter into a grant agreement with HOPE Toledo for said purpose; and declaring an emergency.

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SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:
The city has been awarded $180.9 million through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to be used to address the public health and negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Toledo Recovery Plan framework (authorized by Ordinance 530-21) includes $2.5 million for a universal pre-k program. This ordinance allows for the appropriation and expenditure of $1.25 million in 2022 for the HOPE Toledo organization. It is anticipated a second Ordinance authorizing the appropriation and expenditure of the remaining funds will be introduced in 2023.

HOPE Toledo is an Ohio corporation not-for profit that holds a 501c3 tax exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service. HOPE Toledo's mission is to support and ensure high-quality education, from preschool to post-secondary and trade school, for every young person in the city of Toledo, to create generational economic change for the betterment of Toledo's families and community. The funds as presented in the Toledo Recovery Plan will be used to provide scholarship dollars for eligible families to have access to quality preschool education and to support and develop preschool providers in the City of Toledo.

Summary
NOW THEREFORE, Be it ordained by the Council of the City of Toledo:

SECTION 1. That the appropriation of $1,250,000 is authorized from the unappropriated balance of the Local Fiscal Recovery Fund to Account Code 2021-10200-1HOPETOLEDNEI for the HOPE Toledo universal pre-k program and further authorizing the expenditure of same.

SECTION 2. That the Mayor is authorized to e...

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