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File #: 21-063    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/11/2020 Departments: HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
On agenda: 1/12/2021 Final action: 1/12/2021
Title: Adopt a resolution: A) Authorizing the acceptance of Community Services Block Grant discretionary funds from the State of California Department of Community Services and Development funded through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in the amount of $40,370 for a new total grant amount of $674,332 for the term of March 27, 2020 through May 31, 2022; and B) Authorizing the Human Services Agency Director or designee to execute an amendment to the County's existing agreement with CSD to accept an additional $40,370 in Community Services Block Grant discretionary funding through the CARES Act 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. 20210112_r_CSBG CARES Discretionary Funds.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Ken Cole, Director, Human Services Agency
Subject: Acceptance of discretionary funds from the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Fund - Grant Number 20F-3679-A1

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution:

A) Authorizing the acceptance of Community Services Block Grant discretionary funds from the State of California Department of Community Services and Development funded through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in the amount of $40,370 for a new total grant amount of $674,332 for the term of March 27, 2020 through May 31, 2022; and

B) Authorizing the Human Services Agency Director or designee to execute an amendment to the County's existing agreement with CSD to accept an additional $40,370 in Community Services Block Grant discretionary funding through the CARES Act 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:
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 Act discretionary funds are being offered by CSD to help address community needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic, as the pandemic has created many challenges and needs within the community.

CSD allocated an additional amount of $40,370 to San Mateo County in CSBG CARES Act discretionary funds to target needs within the commun...

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