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File #: 21-781    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/9/2021 Departments: HOUSING
On agenda: 10/5/2021 Final action: 10/5/2021
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing: A) The Department of Housing to accept an amount not to exceed $405,556 in State of California Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) funding and award that funding to qualified service providers through a Notice of Funding Availability 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) The Director of the Department of Housing, or designee, to execute a Standard Agreement with the State and any subsequent amendments, documents, and modifications, which are related to the ESG Program or Funds, and execute contracts with awardees under said Notice of Funding Availability.
Attachments: 1. 20211005_r_State ESG Reso 2021.pdf, 2. 20211005_att_State ESG 2021 Attachment.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Raymond Hodges, Director, Department of Housing
Subject: 2021 State of California Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Funds

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing:

A) The Department of Housing to accept an amount not to exceed $405,556 in State of California Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) funding and award that funding to qualified service providers through a Notice of Funding Availability 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) The Director of the Department of Housing, or designee, to execute a Standard Agreement with the State and any subsequent amendments, documents, and modifications, which are related to the ESG Program or Funds, and execute contracts with awardees under said Notice of Funding Availability.

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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.

HCD released the 2021 Notice of Funding Availability for the Continuum of Care Allocation (State NOFA) on August 17, 2021, which included funds from the federal ESG program. As part of the application requirements for the State NOFA, HCD is requiring applicants to obtain a Governing Board Authorizing Resolution that must substantially conform to the sample resolution provided by HCD. However...

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