Lake County, IL
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File #: 21-1919    Version: 1 Name: Resolution authorizing an emergency appropriation of $840,000 of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSLFRF) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to support non-congregate sheltering of people experiencing homelessness
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 $840,000 of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSLFRF) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to support non-congregate sheltering of people experiencing homelessness.
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Resolution authorizing an emergency appropriation of $840,000 of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSLFRF) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to support non-congregate sheltering of people experiencing homelessness.

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.
* Under the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued guidance that emergency shelter can and should be provided in non-congregate settings and congregate settings should be limited to provide appropriate social distancing.
* Due to the widespread impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on local health and human services, additional non-congregate emergency shelter needs are anticipated in Lake County to provide adequate shelter capacity in the winter months.
* Additional funds will be used to provide hotel shelter.

Body
RESOLUTION

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, homeless providers continue to provide emergency shelter in hotels to supplement their capacity; and

WHEREAS, $840,000 would cover hotel costs between December 2021 through April 2022 for emergency shelter.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by this County Board of Lake County, Illinois, that an emergency appropriation in the amount of $840,000 is hereby authorized in Fund 746 ARPA Fund in account 746-1000065 (Services to Disproportionately Impac...

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