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Legislation #: 120434 Introduction Date: 5/3/2012
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 5/20/2012
Sponsor: None
Title: Authorizing acceptance of a 2011 Emergency Solutions Program Grant in the amount of $208,625.00 for the provision of homeless services, pending the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s approval of the City’s substantial amendment of the 2011 One Year Action Plan; and increasing revenues and expenditures.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
5/3/2012 Filed by the Clerk's office
5/3/2012 Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee
5/9/2012 Advance and Do Pass, Debate
5/10/2012 Passed

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120434.pdf Authenticated 1582K Authenticated
ESG Admin_Approp.xls Other 46K Emergency Solutions Grant Admin & Approp
ESG Award Fact Sheet4-30-12.docx Fact Sheet 27K Emergency Solutions Grant Fact Sheet
Fiscal_Notes__ ESG 2011.xls Fiscal Note 68K Emergency Solutions Grant

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ORDINANCE NO. 120434

 

 

Authorizing acceptance of a 2011 Emergency Solutions Program Grant in the amount of $208,625.00 for the provision of homeless services, pending the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s approval of the City’s substantial amendment of the 2011 One Year Action Plan; and increasing revenues and expenditures.

 

WHEREAS, the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009 (HEARTH Act), enacted into law on May 20, 2009, consolidates three of the separate homeless assistance programs administered by HUD under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act into a single grant program, revises the Emergency Shelter Grant program and renames the program the Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESGP); and

 

WHEREAS, the HEARTH Act established four categories of homelessness which will be integrated into the City’s One Year Action Plan under Title 24 CFR Part 91, Definition of Homelessness; and

 

WHEREAS, the City will accept the stage two Emergency Solutions Program Grant allocation in the amount $208,625.00; and

 

WHEREAS, the City will retain $24,919.00 of the stage two allocation funding for management, oversight, coordination, monitoring, performance evaluation, ESGP training, Consolidated Plan coordination, and environmental reviews as needed; and

 

WHEREAS, the City will solicit requests for proposals for $183,706.00 for Rapid Re-housing Services targeted to three (3) priority populations of homeless persons, homeless families with children, and unaccompanied youth; and

 

WHEREAS, Resolution No. 120373, adopted on April 26, 2012, authorized the amendment of the 2011 One Year Action Plan in order to integrate the new definition of homelessness, accept the additional stage two funding and allocate the funding;and

 

WHEREAS, the City conducted a request for proposal process for the additional 2011 Emergency Solution Grant Program and is seeking approval of the recommended funding allocations; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

Section 1. That the Director of Neighborhood and Housing Services is authorized to accept a 2011 Emergency Solutions Program Grant in the amount of $208,625.00 for the provision of homeless services, pending the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s approval of the City’s substantial amendment of the 2011 One Year Action Plan.

Section 2. That revenue in the following account is increased by the following amount:

 

13-1000-570001-477570 Emergency Solutions Grant Program $208,625.00

 

Section 3. That $208,625.00 is appropriated from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the General Fund to the following accounts:

 

13-1000-575201-A- G57ESG11 Emergency Solutions Grant $ 24,919.00

13-1000-575201-B- G57ESG11 Emergency Solutions Grant 183,706.00

TOTAL $208,625.00

 

Section 4. That Director of the Neighborhood and Housing Services Department is hereby authorized to enter into contracts with nonprofit agencies in the following amounts:

 

Community LINC $51,200.00

reStart $50,005.00

United Services Community Action $90,858.00

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I hereby certify that there is a balance, otherwise unencumbered, to the credit of the appropriation to which the foregoing expenditure is to be charged, and a cash balance, otherwise unencumbered, in the treasury, to the credit of the fund from which payment is to be made, each sufficient to meet the obligation hereby incurred.

 

 

___________________________________

Randall J. Landes

Director of Finance

 

Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

___________________________________

Nicole Rowlette

Assistant City Attorney