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File #: 20-693    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/20/2020 Departments: HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
On agenda: 9/15/2020 Final action: 9/15/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing: A) The acceptance of Community Services Block Grant funding from the State of California Department of Community Services and Development funded through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act in the amount of $633,962 for the term of March 27, 2020 through May 31, 2022; and B) The Human Services Agency Director or designee to accept Community Services Block Grant funding from the State of California Department of Community Services and Development within the grant period of March 27, 2020 through May 31, 2022.
Attachments: 1. 20200915_r_CSBG CARES Grant.pdf, 2. 20200915_a_CSBG CARES Grant.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Ken Cole, Director, Human Services Agency
Subject: Acceptance of Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act -Grant Number 20F-3679

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing:

A) The acceptance of Community Services Block Grant funding from the State of California Department of Community Services and Development funded through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act in the amount of $633,962 for the term of March 27, 2020 through May 31, 2022; and

B) The Human Services Agency Director or designee to accept Community Services Block Grant funding from the State of California Department of Community Services and Development within the grant period of March 27, 2020 through May 31, 2022.

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BACKGROUND:
The Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) awards Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds to local Community Action Agencies to provide services to low-income individuals in an effort to reduce poverty. In San Mateo County, the Human Services Agency (HSA) is the Community Action Agency.

The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, is an economic stimulus bill passed in March of 2020 in response to the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. CSBG CARES was developed by CSD to help address community needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic, as the COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges and needs within the community.

CSD allocated $633,962 to San Mateo County in CSBG funded through the CARES Act to support community needs related to COVID-19.

DISCUSSION:
HSA is requesting to enter into an agreement with CSD to receive the CSBG CARES Act allocation.

CSBG CARES Act funds can be utilized to support services for low-income community members who have been affected by COVID-19 and the related economic...

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