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File #: 21-1126    Name:
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/20/2021 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 6/22/2021 Final action:
Title: Consideration of a Grant Renewal to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child and Adult Food Program for At-Risk After School Snack Program for the FY 2022 School Year Snack Program Sponsored by the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.

City of Alexandria, Virginia

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MEMORANDUM

 

 

DATE:                     JUNE 16, 2021

 

TO:                                          THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

 

FROM:                     MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER /s/

 

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Consideration of a Grant Renewal to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child and Adult Food Program for At-Risk After School Snack Program for the FY 2022 School Year Snack Program Sponsored by the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.   

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ISSUE:  Consideration of grant renewal to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child and Adult Food Program for At-Risk After School Snack Program for the FY 2022 (September 2021 through June 2022) school year snack program sponsored by the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.

 

RECOMMENDATION That City Council:

 

1.                     Authorize the City Manager to submit an At-Risk After School grant renewal application to the United States Department of Agriculture for Fiscal Year 2022 (due date September 1, 2021); and

 

2.                     Execute all documents that may be required.

 

BACKGROUND:  The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities has administered the At-Risk After School Snack Program since FY 2004. The City receives funding from the USDA to provide after school snacks to the City’s after school recreation programs.  The Department contracts with the Alexandria City Public Schools Food and Nutrition Service to provide the snacks for the programs.

 

Alexandria will receive FY 2022 renewal funding for its At-Risk After School Snack Program.  The level of funding for FY 2022 is $143,000 in USDA After School Snack 2022 Program, which is reimbursed to the City by the USDA. A renewal application is required for this federal fiscal year for the Virginia Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) to the Virginia Department of Education (DOE) state agency administration. These funds will continue to provide nutritious after school snacks and suppers to participants in the RPCA Power-On Program at Charles Barrett, Charles Houston, Leonard Armstrong, Mt. Vernon, Patrick Henry, and William Ramsay Recreation Centers; LINK Club programs at Ferdinand T. Day and Hammond Middle School; the school-based Power-On Programs at MacArthur and John Adams; and, the Youth Achieving Greatness and Therapeutic Recreation Programs at Nannie J. Lee Recreation Center during the 2021 to 2022 school year.

 

RENEWAL GRANT PERIODOctober 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:  The meals must be served free of charge in order to receive reimbursement from USDA. There is no requirement for the City to provide either cash or an in-kind match for this program. However, the City is responsible for the normal administrative costs associated with this grant. These costs include financial and reporting oversight provided by the administering agency (Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities), as well as by the Office of Management and Budget and by the Finance Department. 

 

STAFF:

Debra Collins, Deputy City Manager
James Spengler, Director, Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities
Margaret Orlando, Division Chief/Recreation Services

Faye Maslaki-Morgan, Division Chief/Finance