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File #: 2020-0761    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Preliminary Item
File created: 7/6/2020 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 7/14/2020 Final action:
Title: Commission District(s): All DeKalb County COVID-19 Citizens Assistance Program - Grants Administered by Non-Profits
Attachments: 1. 2020 07.14 Item 2020-0761, 2. Agenda Item Attachment - $1 M- DeKalb County COVID-19 Citizens Assistance Program ( prepared by Community Development Dept) 7 July 2020_ (003)

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Public Hearing:  YES      NO                                                   Department: Community Development                                     

 

SUBJECT:

Title

Commission District(s): All

DeKalb County COVID-19 Citizens Assistance Program - Grants Administered by Non-Profits

 

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Information Contact: Allen Mitchell, Director

Phone Number: 404-969-9921

 

PURPOSE:

To consider approving and authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to allocate $2,730,002  dollars in COVID-19 relief funds to launch a Non-Profit Grant Program to assist residents that have an immediate need for overdue rent, mortgage assistance, utility assistance, food, or other unforeseen financial/ emergency needs to avoid evictions, and or foreclosures.

 

NEED/IMPACT:

The program will offer grants to non-profits up to a maximum of $100,000 to cover the cost of administering a COVID-19 Citizens Assistance Program to achieve the program objectives of “helping DeKalb County citizens adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic”. The grant funds will also cover agency program administration expenses up to 20%. The funding will be advanced to selected agencies upon approved MOU and grant agreements.

 

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

Funding for this program will come from the CARES ACT funding signed into law on March 27, 2020 that was allocated to DeKalb County to address the COVID-19 crisis.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

Recommended Action

To approve and authorize the Chief Executive Officer to allocate $2,730,002 dollars in COVID-19 relief funds to launch a Non-Profit Grant Program to assist residents that have an immediate need for overdue rent, mortgage assistance, utility assistance, food, or other unforeseen financial/ emergency needs to avoid evictions, and or foreclosures.