*Authorize grant agreement with Linnton Community Center for operational costs associated with after-school youth programs
The City of Portland ordains:
Section 1. The Council finds:
- The Linnton Community Center (LCC) is a nonprofit corporation that supports the community through its community food bank, volunteer services, community connections, and preschool and childcare programs. LCC has experienced financial difficulties due to the increasing needs of the Linnton community and the lack of sustained funding.
- There are no City of Portland recreational facilities located in the Linnton neighborhood.
- There is a need for on-going funding from the City to support LCC's after-school recreational and enrichment programs for youth.
- LCC is in need of support for its facilities and programs. The purpose of this grant is to support LCC's general operations, specifically for its Recreational and Enrichment Programs for Youth during out-of-school hours.
- LCC will report to Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) on how the LCC uses the grant funds, along with how many youth are served by the programs supported by this grant. PP&R and LCC have operated under a series of similar agreements since 2010.
- LCC and PP&R desire to execute a new grant agreement for Fiscal Years 2022-23 and 2023-24. Under this new agreement, PP&R will continue to provide financial support LCC to operate and deliver its after school youth programs.
NOW, THEREFORE, the Council directs:
- The Director of the Bureau of Parks & Recreation is authorized to execute a grant agreement for the Recreational and Enrichment Programs for Youth with the Linnton Community Center in the Fiscal Years 2022-23 and 2023-24 in an amount not to exceed $92,014, in a form substantially similar to the attached Exhibit A, upon approval as to form by the City Attorney.
Section 2. The Council declares that an emergency exists in order to avoid further delay in the provision of funding for the ongoing operations of the Linnton Community Center; therefore, this Ordinance shall be in force and effect from and after its passage by Council.
An ordinance when passed by the Council shall be signed by the Auditor. It shall be carefully filed and preserved in the custody of the Auditor (City Charter Chapter 2 Article 1 Section 2-122)
Passed by Council
Auditor of the City of Portland
Purpose of Proposed Legislation and Background Information
Authorize a grant agreement with Linnton Community Center for operational costs associated with after school programs for youth.
Financial and Budgetary Impacts
The Grant Agreement allows the City to provide cash contributions to the Linnton Community Center (LCC) to assist in their management and operations of the Community Center. The grant will cover Fiscal Years 2022-23 and 2023-24 for an amount not to exceed $92,014 for the Recreational and Enrichment Programs for Youth.
Community Impacts and Community Involvement
This agreement allows the Linnton Community Center to perform mission-aligned activities at the Linnton Community Center for public benefit.
100% Renewable Goal
Budget Office Financial Impact Analysis
This ordinance allows the Parks Bureau to grant its resources to Linnton Community Center. This represents an expense to the Parks Bureau, who has budgeted the expense in its CY 2022-23 operating budget and its FY 2023-24 operating budget.
301 Consent Agenda in April 19, 2023 Council Agenda
- Commissioner Dan Ryan Yea
- Commissioner Rene Gonzalez Yea
- Commissioner Mingus Mapps Yea
- Commissioner Carmen Rubio Yea
- Mayor Ted Wheeler Yea