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File #: 20-0148    Version: 1 Name: ED - Prof svcs/participation in Slingshot 2.0 presentations
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 1/29/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/18/2020 Final action: 2/18/2020
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute an agreement, and any necessary documents and subsequent amendments, with the City of Glendale, a municipal corporation operating in its capacity as the contract and program administrator of the Verdugo Consortium, to accept grant funding in an amount not to exceed $10,000, and provide professional services and participate in Slingshot 2.0 presentations, workshops, meetings, and evaluations for the period of July 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020; and Increase appropriations in the Community Development Grants Fund Group in the Economic Development Department by $10,000, offset by grant revenue. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Economic Development
Attachments: 1. 021820-C-7sr.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute an agreement, and any necessary documents and subsequent amendments, with the City of Glendale, a municipal corporation operating in its capacity as the contract and program administrator of the Verdugo Consortium, to accept grant funding in an amount not to exceed $10,000, and provide professional services and participate in Slingshot 2.0 presentations, workshops, meetings, and evaluations for the period of July 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020; and

Increase appropriations in the Community Development Grants Fund Group in the Economic Development Department by $10,000, offset by grant revenue. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
Pacific Gateway Workforce Innovation Network (Pacific Gateway) administers various employment and educational training programs through the WorkPlace, Harbor Gateway WorkSource Center, Harbor YouthSource Center, FutureLB, and partnerships with selected community organizations. These programs assist job seekers in acquiring skills leading to employment in high-demand occupations by local employers.

In 2019, the California Workforce Development Board awarded $300,000 in Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds for the Regional Plan Implementation Grant (Slingshot 2.0) to the Verdugo Consortium, which is a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) comprised of the Cities of Glendale, Burbank, and La CaƱada Flintridge. The Verdugo Workforce Development Board (VWDB) is the planning and policy body for the Verdugo Consortium. The VWDP submitted a proposal on behalf of the Los Angeles Basin Regional Planning Unit (LABRPU) for the Slingshot 2.0 grant. The LABRPU is comprised of seven Workforce Development Boards located in the LA Basin: VWDB, Foothill Workforce Development Board, SELACO Workforce Development Board, Pacific Gateway Workforce Development Board, South Bay Workforce Development Board, Los Angeles City, and Los Angeles County Workforce Development Boards. Six Workforce ...

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