Lake County, IL
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File #: 20-0822    Version: Name: 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 $10,000,000 for Municipality and Fire Protection District Reimbursement and funded through Lake
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/16/2020 In control: Financial & Administrative Committee
On agenda: Final action: 7/14/2020
Title: Resolution authorizing an emergency appropriation in the amount of $10,000,000 for municipal and fire protection district reimbursement, funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Relief Fund.
Attachments: 1. MuniFPD IGA - Cares Act Funds Agreement DRAFT.pdf, 2. Lake County - MuniFPD Reimbursement Guidance DRAFT.pdf, 3. CARE Act Emergency Appropriation - Municipalities/Fire Protection Districts.pdf

Title

Resolution authorizing an emergency appropriation in the amount of $10,000,000 for municipal and fire protection district reimbursement, funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Relief Fund.

 

Staff Summary

                     The 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, June 12, 2020, the F&A Special Committee on COVID-19 Recovery determined that $10,000,000 shall be appropriated for reimbursement of eligible expenses for Lake County’s municipalities and fire protection districts and that the maximum appropriation for this round of funding will be based on the population for each interested entity.

                     An emergency appropriation is necessary to make the funds available for this purpose.

                     Additional emergency appropriations will be necessary to make additional funds available for use.

                     To ensure maximum efficiency in providing reimbursement funds to municipalities and fire protection districts, authority to execute all agreements between the County and each interested municipality or fire protection district will be delegated to the County Administrator or their designee(s).

 

Body

RESOLUTION

 

WHEREAS, Lake County was granted $121,539,986.20 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Coronavirus Relief Fund funding; and

 

WHEREAS, an emergency appropriation is necessary to make the funding available for the purposes designated by the F&A Special Committee on COVID-19 Recovery; and

 

WHEREAS, it has been represented by the municipalities and fire protection districts within Lake County that they have eligible expenses they believe qualify for reimbursement with the use of CARES Act funding; and

 

WHEREAS, an allocation of $10,000,000 will allow the County to begin reimbursing the municipalities and fire protection districts for eligible expenses once sufficient documentation showing eligibility is received; and

 

WHEREAS, to ensure maximum efficiency in providing reimbursement funds to municipalities and fire protection districts, agreement authority will be delegated to the County Administrator or their designee(s).

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by this County Board of Lake County, Illinois, that an emergency appropriation in the amount of $10,000,000 in the Fund 745 CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund budget is hereby authorized; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that both a revenue and expense budget for the administrative execution of the programs designated as indicated in the attachment to this Resolution be established; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the authority to execute any and all agreements between Lake County and all of the interested municipalities or fire protection districts is hereby delegated to the County Administrator or their designee(s).

 

DATED, at Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois on July 9, 2020.