Lake County, IL
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File #: 21-0881    Version: 1 Name: Resolution authorizing an emergency appropriation of $1,000,000 of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSLFRF) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to continue food distribution and housing programs needed in response to the COVID
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/24/2021 In control: Financial & Administrative Committee
On agenda: Final action: 6/8/2021
Title: Resolution authorizing an emergency appropriation of $1,000,000 of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSLFRF) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to continue food distribution and housing programs needed in response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.
Attachments: 1. ARPA Fund Appropriation 06.21.pdf

Title

Resolution authorizing an emergency appropriation of $1,000,000 of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSLFRF) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to continue food distribution and housing programs needed in response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

 

Staff Summary

                     The ARPA was signed into law on March 11, 2021.  On May 19, 2021 the County received $67,646,879, half of the amount the County will receive in total from the US Treasury.

                     Funds are required to be used for: (1) COVID-19 Response or Negative Economic Impacts, (2) Premium Pay for Eligible Works, (3) Recoupment of Lost Revenue, or (4) Investments in Water, Sewer and Broadband Infrastructure during a period from March 3, 2021 to December 31, 2024.

                     Under the County’s previously approved Lake County CARES Act Plan, a number of programs were initiated to support our residents and communities in the areas of Food Distribution and Housing Support. Some of these programs continue and need additional funding to ensure continuity throughout Fiscal Year (FY) 2021.

                     An emergency appropriation of $1,000,000 is recommended by staff to continue funding food and housing support programs in Lake County.

                     County purchasing requirements will be followed for program execution and consultant guidance will be requested where necessary to ensure compliance.

                     Authority to spend appropriated funds and execute any and all agreements with partners related to this allocation and distribution of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds is delegated to the County Administrator or their designee(s).

 

Body

RESOLUTION

 

WHEREAS, The American Rescue Plan Act was signed into law on March 11, 2021.  On May 19, 2021, the County received $67,646,879 of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSLFRF), the first one-half of the amount we will receive in total from the US Treasury; and

 

WHEREAS, Funds are required to be used for: (1) COVID-19 Response or Negative Economic Impacts, (2) Premium Pay for Eligible Works, (3) Recoupment of Lost Revenue, or (4) Investments in Water, Sewer AND Broadband Infrastructure during a period from March 3, 2021 to December 31, 2024; and

 

WHEREAS, an emergency appropriation is necessary to make the funding available for the purposes designated by the Financial and Administrative Committee; and

 

WHEREAS, Lake County has needs for Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds in its continued response to the COVID-19 public health emergency; and

 

WHEREAS, an initial allocation of $1,000,000 will continue to support Food and Housing programs initiated under the County’s approved CARES Act Plan; and

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that an emergency appropriation in the amount of $1,000,000 distributed into Fund 746 (ARPA Fund) 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 plan attached to this Resolution be established; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the authority to spend funds in accordance with the distribution (revenue and expense) budget and to execute any and all agreements related to the allocation and distribution of funds is hereby delegated to the County Administrator or their designee(s).

 

DATED, at Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois on June 8, 2021.