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File #: 2022-1336    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Consent
File created: 3/4/2022 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 4/12/2022 Final action: 4/12/2022
Title: Commission District(s): All 2022 CDBG Youth Set-Aside Fund for Summer Voucher Program
Attachments: 1. 2022 Youth Summer Voucher Administrative process 03-17-2022

Public Hearing: YES ? NO ? Department: Community Development

SUBJECT:
Title
Commission District(s): All
2022 CDBG Youth Set-Aside Fund for Summer Voucher Program
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Information Contact: Allen Mitchell, Director
Phone Number: 404-969-9921

PURPOSE:
To consider approving the 2022 implementation process for utilizing Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds that have been designated for Youth Programs in the amount not to exceed $80,000 and to authorize the Finance Department to make payments to the Board of Health, who will assist in administering the program.

NEED/IMPACT:
CDBG funds will provide expanded opportunities for youth from low-moderate income families to participate in positive recreational and educational programs during the summer utilizing the Summer Voucher Program. 2022 funds anticipated from the CDBG Federal allocation:

$80,000 - (CDBG funds and CDBG Program Income)

This program will be available to youth from families who are 80% or less of the median family income. Eighty percent of the median family income for a family of four is $68,950, in 2021*. Implementation of a voucher system for recreational and educational programs will empower the families to select programs of their choice from a list of participating agencies. In addition, with the use of these funds the Parks and Recreation Department can provide additional camp scholarships to income eligible families who utilize the DeKalb County Parks and Recreation Camps during the summer. This implementation process will maximize the number of youths served by the program. In 2021, the program served approximately 245 youth utilizing 10 program providers.

*DeKalb County Community Development has not received the HUD income limit for 2022. The 2022 income limits for 80% or less of the median family income will be used for the Summer Voucher Program 2022 if released prior to May 2022. Otherwise, the in...

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