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File #: 20-364    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/29/2020 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER
On agenda: 6/2/2020 Final action: 6/2/2020
Title: Approve an Appropriation Transfer Request (ATR) in the amount of $68,700,000 accepting unanticipated revenue from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in response to the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19.
Attachments: 1. 20200602_atr_CARES Act ATR.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: 4/5ths

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Michael Callagy, County Manager
Subject: Accept funds in the amount of $68.7 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

RECOMMENDATION:
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Approve an Appropriation Transfer Request (ATR) in the amount of $68,700,000 accepting unanticipated revenue from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in response to the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19.

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BACKGROUND:
On March 13, 2020, the President of the Unites States declared a nationwide emergency due to the Novel Coronavirus, known as COVID-19, allowing eligible organizations, including local governments, to apply for Public Assistance funds at a 75% Federal cost share for certain protective measures at the guidance of Public Health Officials in response to the pandemic, and not supported by other agencies reimbursed under FEMA's Public Assistance Program. Eligible services under this program included, among other services, emergency shelters, hotels for proper distancing and care of those affected by the virus, and personal protective equipment (PPE) that are not included in the current budget or provided by other federal entities.

On March 27, 2020, the Federal Government approved the CARES Act to provide emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families, and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The CARES Act includes funding assistance in the form of direct tax rebate payments to individuals and couples, increased unemployment benefits, loans for small businesses, student loan payment deferral, and the expansion of numerous federal programs and federally-supported programs administered by state and local governments.

Of particular significance to the County, the CARES Act establishes the Coro...

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