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File #: 21-1917    Version: 1 Name: Resolution authorizing an emergency appropriation of $300,000 of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSLFRF) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for temporary staff to support the Federal Emergency Rental Assistance (FERA) Progra
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/29/2021 In control: Health and Community Services Committee
On agenda: Final action: 12/14/2021
Title: Resolution authorizing an emergency appropriation of $300,000 of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSLFRF) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for temporary staff to support the Federal Emergency Rental Assistance (FERA) Program.
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Resolution authorizing an emergency appropriation of $300,000 of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSLFRF) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for temporary staff to support the Federal Emergency Rental Assistance (FERA) Program.

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, to replace lost revenue, and for administrative purposes during a period from March 3, 2021 to December 31, 2024.
* Lake County's Federal Emergency Rental Assistance (FERA) Program consists of $20,646,762.50 from Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) and $16,336,816.90 from Emergency Rental Assistance 2 (ERA2) for a total of $36.983.579.40.
* FERA staff currently consists of 2 FTE and 6 full time temporary employees. These funds would allow for temporary staff to continue into 2022 and phase out as the program winds down.
* As of October 31, 2021, Lake County has provided over $13,000,000 in rent and utility assistance to Lake County low-income renters and their landlords.

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RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted the incomes of a great number of tenants residing in Lake County such that they are eligible to receive emergency rental and utility assistance; 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, Lake County believes it is an appropriate use of ARPA funds to support the Federal Emergency Rental Assistance (FERA) Program staffing model to ensure timely processing of FERA funds.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by this County B...

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