July 15, 2024

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Federal dollars to flow to Columbus-area youth programs

"What we're trying to do is make sure this is a seamless handoff from the Columbus City Schools to the hot summer," said Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin during an announcement Thursday in Franklinton.

Columbus town leaders Thursday declared that the town would put $16.2 million — mostly from federal COVID-19 reduction cash — toward youth applications this summer, which officials explained was 2.5 instances final year’s volume. 

“What we’re hoping to do is make certain this is a seamless handoff from the Columbus City Colleges to the very hot summer season,” said Columbus Town Council President Shannon Hardin throughout an announcement in Franklinton. 

“This is a historic investment in our younger men and women, in our neighborhood, to keep us safe and sound. What we know is that it labored last yr. We know that when we got those people bucks on the streets, we linked with individuals 30,000 youthful people, it lowered violence out there.”

Of the whole pounds, $14.4 million arrives from the American Rescue Approach, when an additional $1.8 million will come from the city’s standard fund. City Council will consider up approving the expenses beginning subsequent 7 days.

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