Lake County, IL
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File #: 20-0863    Version: 1 Name: WIOA Layoff Aversion Grant
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/28/2020 In control: Health & Community Services Committee
On agenda: Final action: 7/14/2020
Title: Joint resolution accepting the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Rapid Response Layoff Aversion Grant and approving an emergency appropriation in the amount of $123,942.26.
Attachments: 1. WDD WIOA Rapid Response Layoff Aversion Grant July 2020, 2. WDD WIOA Rapid Response Layoff Aversion Grant July 2020

Title

Joint resolution accepting the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Rapid Response Layoff Aversion Grant and approving an emergency appropriation in the amount of $123,942.26.

 

Staff Summary

                     The WIOA Rapid Response Layoff Aversion Grant of $123,942.26 is to assist employers deemed as essential to mitigate layoffs and adhere to social distancing provisions established by state and federal health entities due to COVID-19.

                     Five Lake County employers that met the essential business definition, documented a need for grant assistance to remain open and operational, provided supporting documentation and demonstrated a number of jobs to be saved with recipient of the grant funds were accepted by DCEO and grant funds were committed to fund the businesses’ applications.

                     The grant period is June 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.

 

Body

RESOLUTION

 

WHEREAS, The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has provided WIOA Rapid Response Layoff Aversion Grant totaling $123,942.26 to the Lake County Workforce Development Department; and,

 

WHEREAS this funding covers expenses for essential businesses to mitigate layoffs and adhere to social distancing provisions; and

 

WHEREAS, this grant is for the program period of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021; and

 

WHEREAS, an emergency appropriation of $123,942.26 is requested to allocate these funds into the Workforce Department’s county Fiscal Year 2020 budget and authorize acceptance of this grant.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by this County Board of Lake County, Illinois, that an emergency appropriation in the amount of $123,942.26 for the Workforce Development Department is hereby approved and that the WIOA Rapid Response Layoff Aversion Grant be accepted.

 

DATED at Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois, on July 14, 2020.