Lake County, IL
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File #: 21-1907    Version: 1 Name: SAO Victim Witness Coordinator 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 in an amount not to exceed $91,194 of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSLFRF) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for one Victim Witness Counselor in the State's Attorney's Office in Fund 746 ARPA Fund.
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Resolution authorizing an emergency appropriation in an amount not to exceed $91,194 of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSLFRF) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for one Victim Witness Counselor 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 a Victim Witness Coordinator 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 one employee for one year for this purpose.
* As with all grant-funded employees, this employee funded through ARPA will be terminated after one fiscal year when this funding is exhausted unless another alternate source of funding is determined.
* Depending on its use, this position or a portion of it may be a direct expense under the Community Violence Interventions category. Any amount not covered under that direct category 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 C...

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