Long Beach, CA
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 21-1047    Version: 1 Name: ED - Grant for City Summer Youth Employment Program
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 9/27/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/12/2021 Final action: 10/12/2021
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute an agreement, and all necessary documents or subcontracts including any subsequent amendments extending the grant term or changing the amount of the award, with the City of Los Angeles, Economic and Workforce Development Department, to accept up to $301,600 in City Summer Youth Employment Program Funds, to provide eligible at-risk youth and young adults between the ages of 14-24 with subsidized work experience developing foundational workplace skills and making connections to the labor force in service areas, for the period of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Economic Development
Attachments: 1. 101221-C-6sr.pdf

TITLE

Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute an agreement, and all necessary documents or subcontracts including any subsequent amendments extending the grant term or changing the amount of the award, with the City of Los Angeles, Economic and Workforce Development Department, to accept up to $301,600 in City Summer Youth Employment Program Funds, to provide eligible at-risk youth and young adults between the ages of 14-24 with subsidized work experience developing foundational workplace skills and making connections to the labor force in service areas, for the period of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.  (Citywide)

 

DISCUSSION

City Council approval is requested to enter into contract with the City of Los Angeles, Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD), to receive funding for Pacific Gateway Workforce Innovation Network (Pacific Gateway), San Pedro-based Harbor Gateway WorkSource Center (Center) to provide eligible at-risk youth and young adults between the ages of 14-24 with subsidized work experience, foundational workplace skills, and connections to the labor force in service areas through the City Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).

 

Pacific Gateway administers the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and other employment and training funds received annually by the City of Long Beach (City). These funds support job training programs and business services delivered by the WorkPlace, Youth Opportunity Center, Harbor Gateway WorkSource Center, and selected community-based organizations, to assist residents in acquiring skills leading to employment in high-demand occupations with local employers.

 

Pacific Gateway operates the Center on behalf of the communities surrounding the Los Angeles Harbor under a contract with the City of Los Angeles. That Center functions similarly to other Pacific Gateway job centers by providing employment assistance to adults and dislocated workers, and by partnering with businesses to meet their workforce needs.

 

The contractual relationship between EWDD and Pacific Gateway creates a regional strategy to promote job opportunities for youth workers in both Long Beach and the Harbor area of Los Angeles.  The City will receive $301,600 for continued services for program year 2021-2022.

 

This matter was reviewed by Deputy City Attorney Amy R. Webber on September 9, 2021 and Budget Management Officer Rhutu Amin Gharib on September 23, 2021.

 

TIMING CONSIDERATIONS

City Council action is requested on October 12, 2021, to ensure the agreement is in place expeditiously.

 

FISCAL IMPACT

Pacific Gateway will receive grant reimbursement revenue in an amount not to exceed $301,600 for the period of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. Sufficient funds are currently budgeted in the Community Development Grants Fund Group in the Economic Development Department. These funds will supplement programs currently operated by Pacific Gateway, and no City match or in-kind service is required. This recommendation has no staffing impact beyond the normal budgeted scope of duties and is consistent with existing City Council priorities. Approval of this recommendation will result in education and employment preparation, placement, and retention services for program participants.

 

SUGGESTED ACTION

Approve recommendation.

 

BODY

[Enter Body Here]

 

Respectfully Submitted,

JOHN KEISLER

DIRECTOR OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

 

 

APPROVED:

 

THOMAS B. MODICA

CITY MANAGER