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File #: 2022-1189    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Action
File created: 1/28/2022 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 3/8/2022 Final action: 3/8/2022
Title: Commission District(s): All Acceptance of an Additional $210,000 in CARES Act Funds from the Atlanta Regional Commission for the Provision of Congregate Meals & Transportation to Seniors during the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic- At No Cost to the County
Attachments: 1. ARC Contract #AG2249 CARES transportation and meals Jan.22

Public Hearing: YES ? NO ? Department: Human Services

SUBJECT:
Title
Commission District(s): All
Acceptance of an Additional $210,000 in CARES Act Funds from the Atlanta Regional Commission for the Provision
of Congregate Meals & Transportation to Seniors during the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic- At No Cost to the County
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Information Contact: Damon Scott, Director, Human Services
Phone Number: (404) 687-2385

PURPOSE:
To consider accepting additional grant funds in the amount of $210,000 from the Atlanta Regional Commission for
additional congregate meals and transportation for DeKalb seniors during the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and to appropriate the funds to the grant fund.

NEED/IMPACT:
In 2020, the 116th United States Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act to address the economic impact of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. CARES Act Funds were passed down from the State of Georgia to the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), which then identified CARES Act funds to distribute to all its designated County Based Agency's (CBAs).
The DeKalb Human Services Department's Office of Aging is the designated CBA for DeKalb County- responsible for the provision of congregate meals, home delivered meals, in-home services (personal care, respite, and homemaker) and transportation to seniors living in DeKalb. If approved, the newly allocated ARC funds of $210,000 will bring the total CARES Act funding that DeKalb has received to date to $1,038,472.74. This award, if approved, must be spent by September 30, 2022, by the Department and it is estimated that 195 additional seniors will be served.

FISCAL IMPACT:
There is no fiscal impact to the General Fund- as this grant award comes from the Atlanta Regional Commission's
CARES Act allocation and does not require a match.

RECOMMENDATION:
Recommended Action
Authorize the acceptance of the C...

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