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File #: ORD 23-33    Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: President and Board of Trustees
On agenda: 5/15/2023 Final action: 5/15/2023
Title: An Ordinance to Amend the Fiscal Year 2023 Budget to Procure External Support Grant Development Services
Attachments: 1. Ordinance, 2. VMO - New - External Support Climate Plan Administration $100,000
Submitted By
Marcella Bondie Keenan, Chief Sustainability Officer

Reviewed By
A.M. Zayyad, Deputy Village Manager

Agenda Item Title
An Ordinance to Amend the Fiscal Year 2023 Budget to Procure External Support Grant Development Services

Pursuant to the February 6, 2023, OPCAN presentation and Village Board discussion on funding of the Climate Ready Oak Park Plan (ID 23-01), this Ordinance amends the Fiscal Year 2023 budget to add $100,000 to procure external support to the VMO budget for grant development services.

Adopt the Ordinance.

Staff evaluated the recommendations made by the 'Oak Park Climate Action Network' (OPCAN) at the February 6, 2023, Village President and Board of Trustees meeting and subsequent email dated February 26, 2023, concerning additional grant writing capacity.

Based on the Board discussion during the February 6th meeting, and subsequent staff discussion, we concur with the recommendation to add grant writing capacity. Staff recommends contracting in FY 2023 for external grant services (i.e., prospecting, development, and administration) for all Village departments, with an emphasis on pursuing federal grant funding for climate action.

Fiscal Impact
Account GL string 1001.41020.101.530667 VMO External Support
Expenditure: $100,000
This will be paid for by drawing down General Fund Reserves

DEI Impact
The interrelated issues of climate change and biodiversity loss disproportionately adversely impacts several marginalized communities, including people of color, low-income individuals, individuals with disabilities, children, older adults, and individuals with limited proficiency in the dominant language.

Climate Ready Oak Park, adopted by the Board in 2022, includes two equity-centered commitments.
1. Direct forty percent of the public climate and sustainability dollars to the most vulnerable.
2. Partner with the most impacted to create climate a...

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