Long Beach, CA
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File #: 23-0488    Version: 1 Name: TI - CSULB Digital Rights Grant
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 4/21/2023 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/16/2023 Final action: 5/16/2023
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute a contract, and any necessary documents including any necessary subsequent amendments, with the California State University, Long Beach Research Foundation, to receive and expend grant sub-award funding for the Technology and Innovation Department ‘Trust, transparency and technology: Building digital equity through a civic digital commons’ project, for program activities including coordination of stakeholder engagement and administrative support, in an amount not to exceed $14,997, for a period of May 1, 2023 through April 30, 2024; and Increase appropriations in the General Services Fund Group in the Technology and Innovation Department by $14,997, offset by grant revenue. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Technology and Innovation
Attachments: 1. 051623-C-11sr, 2. 051623-C-11sr PPT
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute a contract, and any necessary documents including any necessary subsequent amendments, with the California State University, Long Beach Research Foundation, to receive and expend grant sub-award funding for the Technology and Innovation Department ‘Trust, transparency and technology: Building digital equity through a civic digital commons’ project, for program activities including coordination of stakeholder engagement and administrative support, in an amount not to exceed $14,997, for a period of May 1, 2023 through April 30, 2024; and

Increase appropriations in the General Services Fund Group in the Technology and Innovation Department by $14,997, offset by grant revenue. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
City Council approval is requested for the Technology and Innovation Department (TID) to enter into an agreement with the California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Research Foundation to accept and expend grant sub-award funding for program activities related to the Department’s ‘Trust, transparency and technology: Building digital equity through a civic digital commons’ project developed in collaboration with CSULB.

The CSULB Research Foundation was established in 1956 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and exists to enhance and advance the educational mission of CSULB. One of the many responsibilities of the CSULB Research Foundation is to provide accounting and administrative services for programs sponsored by federal, state, local, and private funding used for faculty research projects and training programs.

In July of 2022, the CSULB Department of Journalism and Public Relations submitted a project proposal titled ‘Trust, transparency and technology: Building digital equity through a civic digital commons’ in response to the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) Planning Grant solicitation, NSF 22-529. The TID developed the proposal with CSULB ...

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