BY PRESIDENT GILBERT:RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT COMMUNITY JOB PARTNERSHIP FUND AGREEMENTS IN THE AMOUNT OF $210,000 WITH VARIOUS ENTITIES
RESOLVED, that the proper
city officials are hereby authorized to enter into community development
block grant (CDBG) program agreements for the community job partnership
program with the entities listed below in the amounts set forth below with
regard thereto, said agreements substantially in the form of those on file
in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No._____________________,
payable from 2000 Federal Program Fund 262, Agency 623, Account 6317:
|$50,000||Aero Design & Manufacturing|
|$10,000||Coco's to Geaux|
|$10,000||Duluth Dental Arts|
|$10,000||Harbor View Economic Development Corporation|
|$ 5,000||Housing Access Center|
|$40,000||Metal Service, Inc.|
|$ 5,000||New Moon Publishing|
|$30,000||Northstar Machine and Tool Company|
|$10,000||Residential Services, Inc.|
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The Community Job Partnership is an employment linkage program designed to assist disadvantaged job seekers in achieving economic self sufficiency. This is a new initiative approved in the city of Duluth's 2000 action plan for community development, through which CDBG funds were appropriated.
The program offers employers forgivable loans ($10,000 per full-time position) in exchange for the creation of permanent jobs to be filled by persons having low- or moderate-incomes at the time of hire coupled with wages consistent with Duluth's Living Wage Ordinance (wages of those positions will exceed that minimum), benefits (if applicable) and a career path. These recipients will in aggregate create 21 positions for economically disadvantaged persons. For a period of at least two years, any vacancies in those positions must be filled by persons having a low or moderate income. This two-year requirement is extended by the period of time in which jobs are vacant.
The citywide citizens advisory committee for community development approved this recommendation on May 16, 2000.