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File #: 20-280    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/7/2020 Departments: GOVERNING BOARD
On agenda: 5/5/2020 Final action: 5/5/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing: A) The Department of Housing to accept an amount not to exceed $372,998 in State of California Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) funding and award that funding to qualified service providers through a Notice of Funding Availability process that meets the requirements of State ESG Regulations, with adjustments to be made to individual awards on a pro rata basis once final allocations have been confirmed; and B) The Interim Director of the Department of Housing, or the Interim Director's designee, to execute a Standard Agreement with the State and any subsequent amendments, documents, and modifications, which are related to the ESG Program or Funds, and execute contracts with awardees under said Notice of Funding Availability.
Attachments: 1. 20200505_att_State ESG 2020.pdf, 2. 20200505_r_State ESG 2020.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Raymond Hodges, Interim Director, Department of Housing
Subject: 2020 State of California Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Funds

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing:

A) The Department of Housing to accept an amount not to exceed $372,998 in State of California Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) funding and award that funding to qualified service providers through a Notice of Funding Availability process that meets the requirements of State ESG Regulations, with adjustments to be made to individual awards on a pro rata basis once final allocations have been confirmed; and

B) The Interim Director of the Department of Housing, or the Interim Director's designee, to execute a Standard Agreement with the State and any subsequent amendments, documents, and modifications, which are related to the ESG Program or Funds, and execute contracts with awardees under said Notice of Funding Availability.

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BACKGROUND:
The State of California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) administers the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program with funding received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The federal ESG program provides funding to (1) engage homeless individuals and families living on the street; (2) increase the number and quality of emergency shelters for homeless individuals and families; (3) help operate these shelters; (4) provide essential services to shelter residents; and (5) prevent families/individuals from becoming homeless.

HCD released the 2020 Notice of Funding Availability for the Continuum of Care Allocation (State NOFA) on February 28, 2020, which included funds from the federal ESG program. As part of the application requirements for the State NOFA, HCD is requiring applicants to obtain a Governing Board Authorizing Resolution that must substantially conform to the s...

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