01-0326R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) AGREEMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $50,000 WITH THE YWCA.

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:

        RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to enter into a community development block grant (CDBG) program agreement in the amount of $50,000, substantially in the form of the copy on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. _____________, with YWCA, payable from 2000 Federal Program 262, Agency 623, Obj. 6336.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  The purpose of this resolution is to implement a 2000 CDBG childcare program by authorizing an agreement with the YWCA of Duluth (YWCA). The YWCA will provide childcare services for mall area employees. Additionally, Cirrus Corporation will have one third of the number of slots available for its employees. The YWCA will establish a center temporarily in the Eastridge Community Church until a permanent site is secured. The YWCA primarily needs start-up funds and will not seek ongoing operational funding. The community development committee (CDC) for the CDBG program passed a resolution recommending the transfer of funds to the YWCA at its April 24, 2001, meeting.