Lake County, IL
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File #: 21-1906    Version: 1 Name: SAO VCU ARPA Funding
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/28/2021 In control: Financial & Administrative Committee
On agenda: Final action: 12/14/2021
Title: Resolution authorizing an emergency appropriation not to exceed $251,357 of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSLFRF) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for two employees in a Violent Crimes Unit in the State's Attorney's Office in Fund 746 ARPA Fund.

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Resolution authorizing an emergency appropriation not to exceed $251,357 of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSLFRF) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for two employees in a Violent Crimes Unit in the State’s Attorney’s Office in Fund 746 ARPA Fund.

 

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.

                     The funds can be used for needs associated with public health, to counteract negative economic impacts, provide services to disproportionately impacted communities, for infrastructure, to provide premium pay, for governmental operations in an amount equal to lost revenue, and for administrative purposes during a period from March 3, 2021 to December 31, 2024.

                     The State’s Attorney’s Office requested funding for two employees for a Violent Crimes Unit during the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget process, but it was not included in the Recommended Budget due to budget constraints. The Law & Judicial Committee recommended, and the Finance & Administrative Committee concurred that this was a necessary and justified expense. Subsequently, the Special ARPA Financial & Administrative Committee approved the use of ARPA funding to fund two employees for one year for this purpose.

                     As with all grant-funded employees, the employees funded through ARPA will be terminated when this funding is exhausted unless another alternate source of funding is determined.

                     This use is not an allowable direct ARPA expense and therefore, it must come from the allotment for revenue replacement.

                     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 his designee(s).

 

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RESOLUTION

 

WHEREAS, the State’s Attorney’s Office has identified a need for two employees for one fiscal year to staff a Violent Crimes Unit; and

 

WHEREAS, this request was not included in the Recommended FY2022 Budget due to budget constraints; and

 

WHEREAS, Lake County received ARPA funds from the federal government to help support Lake County recover from and respond to the negative impacts caused by this and future pandemics; and

 

WHEREAS, the revenue replacement expenditure category within the ARPA guidelines can be used to offset any governmental operations expense; and

 

WHEREAS, the Law & Judicial and Finance & Administrative Committees recommended that $251,357 in ARPA funds be used for this purpose during the FY2022 Budget public meetings; the Finance & Administrative Special Committee on ARPA concurred; and

 

WHEREAS, an amount not to exceed $251,357 shall be allocated out of the calculated revenue replacement amount for this purpose; and

 

WHEREAS, in accordance with budget policies, the employees will be terminated upon the expiration of the ARPA grant funding unless another alternate source of funding is determined.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that an emergency appropriation in the amount not to exceed $251,357 is hereby authorized in Fund 746 ARPA Fund in account 746-1000068-79920 (transfer to other funds) to fund all costs associated with two employees for one fiscal year; and

 

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

 

DATED at Waukegan, Illinois, on December 14, 2021.