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File #: 5661    Version: 0 Name: CSL Emergency Assistance
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/7/2022 In control: Budget Committee
On agenda: 9/12/2022 Final action: 9/19/2022
Title: AN ORDINANCE partially rescinding Ordinance 5594, dated January 31, 2022, appropriating $354,807.00 from the undesignated fund balance of the 2022 Grant Fund, and authorizing the County Executive to execute an addendum to the existing Cooperative Agreement with Community Services League of Independence, MO, for administration of emergency rental assistance funding on behalf of Jackson County, at an additional cost to the County not to exceed $354,807.00.
Sponsors: Theresa Cass Galvin
Indexes: COMMUNITY SERVICES LEAGUE OF INDEPENDENCE, GRANT FUND, UNDESIGNATED FUND BALANCE
Attachments: 1. 5661bu.pdf, 2. 5661adopted.pdf, 3. 5661 Community Services League Emergency Rental Assistance.pdf
Related files: 5493, 5546, 5594, 5622
IN THE COUNTY LEGISLATURE OF JACKSON COUNTY, MISSOURI

Title
AN ORDINANCE partially rescinding Ordinance 5594, dated January 31, 2022, appropriating $354,807.00 from the undesignated fund balance of the 2022 Grant Fund, and authorizing the County Executive to execute an addendum to the existing Cooperative Agreement with Community Services League of Independence, MO, for administration of emergency rental assistance funding on behalf of Jackson County, at an additional cost to the County not to exceed $354,807.00.


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ORDINANCE NO. 5661, September 12, 2022

INTRODUCED BY Theresa Cass Galvin, 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 State of Missouri, the County, other local governments, and citizens to meet unanticipated public health and economic needs caused by the pandemic; and,

WHEREAS, the emergency rental assistance programs (ERAP) included within the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 makes available $46.55 billion to assist households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic; and,

WHEREAS, the County received an initial allocation of ERAP funds from the U.S. Treasury for 2021 in the aggregate amount of $17,790,137.00; and,

WHEREAS, by Ordinance 5493, dated March 15, 2021, Ordinance 5546, dated September 20, 2021, Ordinance 5594, dated January 31, 2022, and Ordinance 5622, dated April 25, 2022, the County contracted with the Community Services League (CSL) of Independence, MO, to administer the County's ERAP program and expend these funds on behalf of eligible persons; and,

WHEREAS, these funds may be used 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...

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