Lake County, IL
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File #: 20-1621    Version: 1 Name: Joint resolution authorizing the acceptance of a $418,818 Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTLC) grant.
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/30/2020 In control: Financial & Administrative Committee
On agenda: Final action: 11/10/2020
Title: Resolution authorizing the acceptance of a $418,818 Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTLC) grant for the public purpose of planning and operationalizing safe and secure election administration in Lake County in 2020.
Attachments: 1. Lake County, Illinois Agreement.pdf, 2. County Clerk Accounting Attachment for CTLC Grant.pdf
Title
Resolution authorizing the acceptance of a $418,818 Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTLC) grant for the public purpose of planning and operationalizing safe and secure election administration in Lake County in 2020.

Staff Summary
* The Lake County Clerk's Office applied for a CLTC grant under CLTC's COVID-19 Response Grant program. CLTC is a nonprofit organization tax-exempt organization that assists local election jurisdictions across the country to help ensure they have the staffing, training, and equipment necessary so every eligible voter can participate in a safe and timely way.
* The grant terms require that the grantee shall expend the amount of this grant by December 31, 2020.
* This grant may not supplant previously appropriated funds. The grantee shall not reduce the budget of the County Clerk or fail to appropriate or provide previously budgeted funds for the term of this grant.
* Grant funds can be used for: Non-partisan voter education, vote-by-mail/absentee voting equipment or supplies, and election administration equipment.

Body
RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTLC) posted a notice of funding opportunities for COVID-19 Response Grant program to all U.S. local election jurisdictions; and

WHEREAS, the Lake County Clerk's office applied and received notification of being a recipient of grant funds and the grant project period of June 15, 2020 through December 31, 2020 represents the dates between which covered costs may be applied to the grant. The Grantee shall expend the amount of this grant by December 31, 2020; and

WHEREAS, when awarded the grant amount of $418,818, it will be necessary to appropriate this amount; and

WHEREAS, the County Clerk's Office recommends that their budget be modified for the expenses to be incurred by the receipt of grant funds.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by this County Board of Lake County,
Illinois, that the County Clerk's Office that the acceptance and execution of the CTLC...

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