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Legislation #: 090827 Introduction Date: 9/17/2009
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 9/27/2009
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER SANDERS BROOK
Title: Authorizing acceptance of a $492,897.00 Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Grant from the Missouri Department of Social Services as established in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; appropriating and estimating revenues in the amount of $492,897.00 to the ARRA Stimulus Fund accounts; authorizing execution of contracts with various nonprofit organizations for project implementation; authorizing execution of a Memorandum of Understanding with Clay County, Missouri; designating requisitioning authority; and declaring an emergency.

Legislation History
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9/17/2009 Filed by the Clerk's office
9/17/2009 Councilmember Sanders Brooks Move to Advance
9/17/2009 Passed

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ORDINANCE NO. 090827

 

Authorizing acceptance of a $492,897.00 Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Grant from the Missouri Department of Social Services as established in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; appropriating and estimating revenues in the amount of $492,897.00 to the ARRA Stimulus Fund accounts; authorizing execution of contracts with various nonprofit organizations for project implementation; authorizing execution of a Memorandum of Understanding with Clay County, Missouri; designating requisitioning authority; and declaring an emergency.

 

WHEREAS, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), passed by Congress and signed by the President on February 17, 2009, established the Homelessness Prevention Fund; and

 

WHEREAS, ARRA established the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program (HPRP), Federal Register FR-5307-N-01, to address the needs of those persons at imminent risk of becoming homeless, due in part to the current economic crisis, and to rapidly re-house those persons who are currently homeless as defined by Section 103 of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11302); and

 

WHEREAS, the State of Missouri released its FY2009 draft Action Plan on May 1, 2009, announcing its intent to allocate HPRP funding in its first round of allocations to non entitlement counties; and

 

WHEREAS, the State of Missouri announced the funding opportunity to State County Commissioners on June 22, 2009, and solicited letters of intent from interested counties; and

 

WHEREAS, Clay County responded with a letter of intent to apply for HPRP funds and designated the City to represent citizens of Clay County; and

 

WHEREAS, on July 24, 2009, the State of Missouri announced its application process to counties interested in participating in the first round of HPRP funding in the amount of $347,755.00 with a due date of August 17, 2009; and

 

WHEREAS, on August 10, 2009, the State of Missouri announced its application process for a second round HPRP funding, with application due on August 28, 2009, and the City responded to the application and requested a total $145,142.00 of which $132,447.00 is designated for the City and $12,695.00 is designated for Clay County; and

 

WHEREAS, the City issued a Request for Proposals/Qualifications No. EV00000743 to entities interested in providing services under HPRP; and

 

WHEREAS, the City and Clay County have selected organizations with which to contract for implementation of the HPRP pursuant to RFP No. EV00000743; and

 

WHEREAS, the City received notification of the grant award from the State on September 16, 2009; and

 

WHEREAS, the State has set a deadline of September 21, 2009 for acceptance of the $492,897.00 grant and an emergency appropriation is therefore required; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the Acting Director of Neighborhood and Community Services, on behalf of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is authorized to accept a grant from the Missouri Department of Social Services in the amount $492,897.00 pursuant to the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to provide services to prevent housing instability. A copy of the Grant Agreement is on file in the office of the Acting Director of Neighborhood and Community Services and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Section 2. That revenue in the following account of the ARRA Stimulus Fund is hereby estimated in the following amount:

 

10-2530-570001-447979 HPRP Grant $3,628,139.00

 

Section 3. That the appropriation in the following accounts of the ARRA Stimulus Fund is hereby increased by the following amount:

 

10-2530-575321-A HPRP Grant $ 22,432.00

10-2530-575321-B HPRP Grant 338,018.00

10-2530-575320-B HPRP Grant 132,447.00

TOTAL $ 492,897.00

 

Section 4. That the Acting Director of Neighborhood and Community Services is designated as requisitioning authority for Account No. 10-2530-575319.

 

Section 5. That the Acting Director of Neighborhood and Community Services is authorized to enter into contracts with the following agencies under the HPRP Grant Account Nos. 10-2530-575320BG57HPRPST and 10-2530-575321BHPRPSTin the following amounts which may be amended to extend for two consecutive years, ending September 30, 2012, based upon the agencies compliance:

 

10-2530-575320-B Catholic Charities-KC/St Joe $ 35,000.00

10-2530-575321-B The Salvation Army 325,323.00

TOTAL $ 360,323.00

 

Section 6. That the Acting Director of Neighborhood and Community Services is authorized to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Clay County, Missouri for the City to administer the grant funds for Clay County, Missouri residents.

Section 7. That this ordinance is declared an emergency measure within the provisions of Section 503 of the City Charter in that it appropriates money, and shall take effect in accordance with that section.

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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 the credit of the fund from which payment is to be made, each sufficient to meet the obligation hereby incurred.

 

____________________________

Jeffrey A. Yates

Director of Finance

 

Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

_____________________________

Nicole Rowlette

Assistant City Attorney