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File #: 5546    Version: Name: emergency rental assistance - American Rescue Plan Act
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/15/2021 In control: Budget Committee
On agenda: 9/20/2021 Final action: 9/27/2021
Title: AN ORDINANCE accepting a grant in the amount of $6,239,932.00 received from the U.S. Treasury relating to emergency rental assistance authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, appropriating $6,239,932.00 from the undesignated fund balance of the 2021 Grant Fund, and authorizing the County Executive to execute an addendum to the Cooperative Agreement with the Community Services League of Independence, MO, to administer the rental assistance funding on behalf of Jackson County, at a cost to the County not to exceed $6,239,932.00.
Sponsors: Dan Tarwater III
Indexes: BUDGET, GRANT, RENTAL ASSISTANCE, U.S. TREASURY
Attachments: 1. 5546adopt.pdf, 2. 5546BU.pdf, 3. 5546 Community Services League Rental Assistance.pdf
Related files: 20629, 5493
IN THE COUNTY LEGISLATURE OF JACKSON COUNTY, MISSOURI

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AN ORDINANCE accepting a grant in the amount of $6,239,932.00 received from the U.S. Treasury relating to emergency rental assistance authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, appropriating $6,239,932.00 from the undesignated fund balance of the 2021 Grant Fund, and authorizing the County Executive to execute an addendum to the Cooperative Agreement with the Community Services League of Independence, MO, to administer the rental assistance funding on behalf of Jackson County, at a cost to the County not to exceed $6,239,932.00.

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ORDINANCE NO. 5546, September 20, 2021

INTRODUCED BY Dan Tarwater III, County Legislator


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WHEREAS, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared a pandemic due to COVID-19; and,

WHEREAS, the United States government has approved multiple emergency relief packages to provide funds to the County, other local governments, and citizens to meet unanticipated public health and economic needs caused by the pandemic; and,

WHEREAS, an emergency rental assistance (ERA) program included within the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, made available $25 billion to assist households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic; and,

WHEREAS, on January 26, 2021, the County received its initial allocation of ERA funds from the U.S. Treasury in the amount of $11,550,205.00; and,

WHEREAS, by Ordinance 5493, dated March 15, 2021, the Legislature did appropriate these ERA funds and authorize a Cooperative Agreement with the Community Services League (CSL) of Independence, MO, to administer the expenditure of funds; and,

WHEREAS, the County is required to use the funds to provide assistance to eligible households through existing or newly created rental assistance programs; and,
WHEREAS, the County may only use the funds to provide financial assistance in the form of rent, rental arrears, utilities and home energy costs, utili...

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