Lake County, IL
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File #: 20-0864    Version: 1 Name: WIOA Disaster Recovery Employment 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) National Dislocated Worker Grant Disaster Recovery Grant; and approving an emergency appropriation in the amount of $1,233,650.
Attachments: 1. WDD DWG Disaster Recovery Employment Grant July 2020, 2. WDD DWG Disaster Recovery Employment Grant July 2020.pdf

Title

Joint resolution accepting the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) National Dislocated Worker Grant Disaster Recovery Grant; and approving an emergency appropriation in the amount of $1,233,650.

 

Staff Summary

                     The WIOA National Dislocated Worker Disaster Recovery Grant of $1,233,650 addresses COVID-19 impacts to Lake County through disaster relief employment opportunities. 

                     Workforce Development has partnered with the Lake County Health Department to hire 33 unemployed individuals as contact tracers and pay their wages through this grant.

                     The grant period is June 1, 2020 through March 31, 2022.

 

Body

RESOLUTION

 

WHEREAS, The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has provided WIOA National Dislocated Worker Disaster Recovery Grant totaling $1,233,650 to the Lake County Workforce Development Department; and,

 

WHEREAS this funding covers expenses for disaster relief opportunities related to COVID-19 impact; and

 

WHEREAS, this grant is for the program period of June 1, 2020 through March 31, 2022; and

 

WHEREAS, an emergency appropriation of $1,233,650 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 $1,233,650 for the Workforce Development Department is hereby approved and that the WIOA National Dislocated Worker Grant Disaster Recovery Grant be accepted.

 

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