PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE
RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to enter into an agreement, substantially in the form of that on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. ____________ with Minnesota Program Development, Inc., for services related to the domestic abuse intervention project through the mending the sacred hoop program in the amount of not to exceed $1,600, payable from Fund 215-200-2280-4209-02.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The purpose of this resolution is to approve an agreement with Minnesota Program Development, Inc. (MPDI), a nonprofit corporation, to assist the city in implementing its domestic abuse prevention program (the program).
The city has accepted a grant in the amount of almost $400,000 to assist it in carrying out the program, and, as in the past, the city will be contracting with a number of outside agencies to assist it in carrying out the full range of activities to be undertaken under the program.
In March of 2008, the city entered into a subgrant agreement with MPDI for their main program. In addition to those programs, MPDI has, for some time, operated a separate program for assistance focused on Native American women known as “mending the sacred hoop.” It was the original intention that this program would be “spun off” as a separate incorporate organization, but because of internal issues that process will be delayed. Thus, it is necessary to do a separate agreement with MPDI to fund the sacred hoop program.