Lake County, IL
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File #: 21-1948    Version: 1 Name: ARPA Emergency Appropriation - Grant Tracker
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/1/2021 In control: Financial & Administrative Committee
On agenda: Final action: 12/14/2021
Title: Resolution authorizing an emergency appropriation in an amount not to exceed $100,000 of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSLFRF) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for a grant recipient tracker database for ARPA expenses and allocations in Fund 746 ARPA Fund.

Title

Resolution authorizing an emergency appropriation in an amount not to exceed $100,000 of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSLFRF) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for a grant recipient tracker database for ARPA expenses and allocations 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.

                     There are extensive reporting, compliance, performance metrics, equity and evidence-based reporting requirements for ARPA spend in a specific format required by the U.S. Treasury. 

                     Lake County is seeking to purchase this grant recipient tracking database that is specifically designed for ARPA reporting and can be configured for Lake County-specific needs.

                     It is anticipated that this expense will be covered under a direct expense category under Administrative purposes.

                     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).

 

Body

RESOLUTION

 

WHEREAS, the County Administrator’s Office and Finance Department have identified a need for a grant recipient tracking database for ARPA tracking, compliance and reporting; 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 ARPA guidelines allow for administrative expenses to help facilitate the programs and initiatives of this funding stream; and

 

WHEREAS, an amount not to exceed $100,000 shall be allocated out of the expenditure category for administrative purposes.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that an emergency appropriation in the amount not to exceed $100,000 is hereby authorized in Fund 746 ARPA Fund in account 746-1000069-71230 (Administrative Expenses - software and online services) to fund costs associated with a grant recipient tracking database; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, should it be determined that the Disproportionately Impacted Communities expenditure category is not allowable, a line item transfer will be conducted to the revenue replacement category without any further approval; 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.