Lake County, IL
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File #: 20-0742    Version: Name: Proposed resolution by the F&A Special Committee on COVID-19 Recovery authorizing an emergency appropriation in the amount of $18,000,000 and funded through Lake County’s allocation of the CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund.
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/26/2020 In control: Financial & Administrative Committee
On agenda: Final action: 6/9/2020
Title: Resolution authorizing an emergency appropriation for the CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund by the F&A Special Committee on COVID-19 Recovery in the amount of $19,000,000 and funded through Lake County's allocation of the CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund.
Attachments: 1. CARES Act emergency appropriation proposed resolution.pdf, 2. CARES Act emergency appropriation.pdf, 3. CARES Act Funding Emergency Appropriation.pdf, 4. Public Comment 6.9.20.pdf
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Resolution authorizing an emergency appropriation for the CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund by the F&A Special Committee on COVID-19 Recovery in the amount of $19,000,000 and funded through Lake County's allocation of the CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund.

Staff Summary
* The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress and signed into law on March 27, 2020. Lake County's population over 500,000 resulted in the ability to directly apply for funding. On April 23, 2020, Lake County received $121,539,986.20.
* These funds are required to be used to cover expenses that: 1) are necessary due to the public health emergency with respect to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19); 2) were not accounted for in Lake County's approved Fiscal Year 2020 budget; and 3) were incurred during the period March 1, 2020 - December 30, 2020.
* On Friday, May 22, 2020, the F&A Special Committee on COVID-19 Recovery determined the use of a portion of these funds: $4,000,000 for rental assistance, $2,000,000 for food insecurity, $10,000,000 for small business assistance, and $2,000,000 for Lake County COVID-19-related expenses. On Friday, May 29, 2020, the F&A Special Committee on COVID-19 Recovery also determined the use of a portion of these funds: $1,000,000 for utility assistance.
* An emergency appropriation is necessary to make the funds available for these purposes.
* Additional emergency appropriations will be necessary to make the rest of the funds available for use.
* To ensure maximum efficiency in meeting community needs within each of these program funds, Lake County will contractually rely on other community partners to distribute funds to their clients in accordance with federal spending criteria, and contract authority will be delegated within each program fund to the County Administrator or their designee(s).

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RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, Lake County was granted $121,539,986.20 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Securit...

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