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File #: 21-596    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/29/2021 Departments: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DISTRICT 5
On agenda: 7/20/2021 Final action: 7/20/2021
Title: Adopt a resolution: A) Approving the allocation of $500,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds to the extent eligible and available, or other funds as determined by the County Manager, to qualifying businesses that have experienced economic hardship due to the COVID-19 public health emergency under the San Mateo County Micro Food Business Grant Program (the "Program"); and B) Authorizing the County Manager, or designee, to develop and modify application and grant awarding processes consistent with the Program criteria set forth in the resolution; and C) Authorizing the County Manager, or designee, acting in consultation with the County Counsel, to negotiate and execute, on behalf of the County, an agreement with the SMCU Community Fund for the administration and distribution of the $500,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds to the extent eligible and available, or other funds as determined by the County Manager, to qualifying businesses under the Program, and providing a fee to the S...
Sponsors: David J. Canepa, Dave Pine
Attachments: 1. 20210720_r_ARPA Micro Food Business Grant Program
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Supervisor David Pine, District 1
Supervisor David J. Canepa, District 5

Subject: Micro Food Business Grant Program

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution:

A) Approving the allocation of $500,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds to the extent eligible and available, or other funds as determined by the County Manager, to qualifying businesses that have experienced economic hardship due to the COVID-19 public health emergency under the San Mateo County Micro Food Business Grant Program (the "Program"); and

B) Authorizing the County Manager, or designee, to develop and modify application and grant awarding processes consistent with the Program criteria set forth in the resolution; and

C) Authorizing the County Manager, or designee, acting in consultation with the County Counsel, to negotiate and execute, on behalf of the County, an agreement with the SMCU Community Fund for the administration and distribution of the $500,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds to the extent eligible and available, or other funds as determined by the County Manager, to qualifying businesses under the Program, and providing a fee to the SMCU Community Fund in a total amount not to exceed $12,500 for administration and expenses related to the Program, for a term ending June 30, 2022, and granting a waiver of the competitive bidding process.

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BACKGROUND:
Throughout 2020 and 2021, our Board has identified the need to support a variety of local small businesses that have borne the brunt of the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, the County - alongside peer governments and dedicated community partners - established several relief programs to ensure that these community bedrocks remain open and able to serve County residents.

Local microenterprise or small food service businesses, such as cottage food operators, caterers, food trucks, ...

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