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File #: 20-859    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/15/2020 Departments: HOUSING
On agenda: 11/10/2020 Final action: 11/10/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution: A) Authorizing and directing the Department of Housing to accept an amount not to exceed $12,872,664 in State of California Emergency Solutions Grants Coronavirus (ESG-CV) funding and award that funding to qualified service providers through a 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) Authorizing and directing the Director of the Department of Housing, or the 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 ESG-CV Funds, and to execute contracts with awardees.
Attachments: 1. 20201110_r_State ESG-CV2 2020.pdf, 2. 20201110_att_State Reso ESG-CV2 2020.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Raymond Hodges, Director, Department of Housing
Subject: Second Allocation of State of California Emergency Solutions Grants Coronavirus (ESG-CV) Funding

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution:

A) Authorizing and directing the Department of Housing to accept an amount not to exceed $12,872,664 in State of California Emergency Solutions Grants Coronavirus (ESG-CV) funding and award that funding to qualified service providers through a 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) Authorizing and directing the Director of the Department of Housing, or the 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 ESG-CV Funds, and to execute contracts with awardees.

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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.

Under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act enacted on March 27, 2020, HCD will receive funding from HUD in the amount of approximately $42 million in federal funds for the ESG program. These funds are referred to as the ESG-Coronavirus (ESG-CV) funds. HCD released its first 2020 Notice of Funding Availability of ESG-...

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