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AI- 3331   8. b.    
BOC Regular
Meeting Date: 10/01/2020  
MEDC CARES Allocation CDBG Funds
Submitted For: Kelli Scott FROM: Megan Banning, Finance
Department: Finance  

Information
RESOLUTION:
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136, makes available supplemental Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant ESG-CV funding for grants to prevent, prepare for, and respond to Coronavirus (COVID-19). The CDBG grant will provide flexibilities for grantees to expedite the use of grant funds to help address the challenges facing our nation during this historic public health crisis.
 
WHEREAS, the Michigan Strategic Fund has invited Counties to accept Community Development Block Grant Program funds to support CDBG CARES Funding; and
 
WHEREAS, Calhoun County will seek to receive up to $439,770.86 in CDBG funds to reimburse for unexpected costs associated with COVID-19; and
 
WHEREAS, the proposed project will benefit all residents of the project area and 43.3% percent of the residents of Calhoun County are low and moderate income persons as determined by the most recent census data provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
 
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Calhoun County hereby designates Kelli Scott, Administrator/Controller as the Certifying Officer, the person authorized to certify the Michigan CDBG pre-agreement documents, the person authorized to sign the Grant Agreement and payment requests, and the person authorized to execute any additional documents required to carry out and complete the grant.
RECOMMENDATION:
County Administration and the Finance Department recommend the required Public Hearing on, and approval of, the authorizing resolution permitting the acceptance and use of  CARES Act CDBG supplemental funding to be used to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19.  Calhoun County's allocation is $439,771, and this funding must be used within 2020.
BACKGROUND:
    
SUMMARY:
County Administration and the Finance Department recommend the required Public Hearing on, and approval of, the authorizing resolution permitting the acceptance and use of  CARES Act CDBG supplemental funding to be used to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19.  Calhoun County's allocation is $439,771, and this funding must be used within 2020.

Fiscal Impact
BUDGETARY IMPACT:
The CDBG Allocation amount of $439,771 will help to mitigate the impact of COVID response efforts and costs in the 2020 approved budget.
Attachments
CDBG Funding Information
Allocation Document

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