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File #: 23-1910    Version: 1 Name:
Type: CONSENT AGENDA Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/13/2023 In control: Small Business Center Department
On agenda: 8/9/2023 Final action:
Title: Authorize a decrease to the professional services contract with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas for certified skills training, workforce training, and education services for employment opportunities in regional high demand industries to re-skill or up-skill City residents for the Small Business Center for a term of two years - Not to exceed ($672,558.80), decreasing the contract amount from $2,249,830.45 to $1,577,271.65 - Financing: 2020 CARES Act Relief CDBG #3 Fund
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Attachments: 1. Resolution
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STRATEGIC PRIORITY: Economic Development
AGENDA DATE: August 9, 2023
COUNCIL DISTRICT(S): All
DEPARTMENT: Small Business Center Department
EXECUTIVE: Kimberly Bizor Tolbert
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Authorize a decrease to the professional services contract with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas for certified skills training, workforce training, and education services for employment opportunities in regional high demand industries to re-skill or up-skill City residents for the Small Business Center for a term of two years - Not to exceed ($672,558.80), decreasing the contract amount from $2,249,830.45 to $1,577,271.65 - Financing: 2020 CARES Act Relief CDBG #3 Fund

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BACKGROUND

On November 10, 2021, the City Council authorized a two-year professional services contract with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas in the amount of $2,249,830.45 and Oak Cliff Empowered, Inc. in the amount of $749,943.45, for certified skills training, workforce training, and education services for employment opportunities in regional high demand industries to re-skill or up-skill City residents, under a Request for Proposal (BDZ21-00016286) for COVID-19 Workforce Training Programs.

Eligible residents are members of low- and moderate-income ("LMI") households (defined as households at 80 percent or below Area Median Family Income) who have been financially impacted by COVID-19. The program creates collaborative partnerships among workforce systems, including employers, that enable COVID-19 impacted LMI individuals to attain new skills leading to employment.

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas (UWMD) informed the City of Dallas that due to some unexpected challenges related to COVID, UWMD would not be able to meet the performance measures and was projected to underperform and underspend by the end of the contract term. It is necessary to modify the performance measures and decrease the contract award amount to allow UWMD to...

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