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File #: 22-4534    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Grant Status: Passed
File created: 7/22/2022 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 8/2/2022 Final action: 8/2/2022
Title: Request for approval for the Executive Director of Community Services to execute the local government certifications of five (5) nonprofit organizations conducting Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) shelter activities and requesting to be approved for Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs ESG annual funds.
Attachments: 1. Backup - TDHCA ESG Certifications
Department: Community Services
Department Head/Elected Official: Adrienne M. Holloway, Ph.D., Executive Director

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Grant

Project ID (if applicable): N/A
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): N/A

MWDBE Contracted Goal (if applicable): N/A
MWDBE Current Participation (if applicable): N/A
Justification for 0% MWDBE Participation Goal: N/A - Goal not applicable to request

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request for approval for the Executive Director of Community Services to execute the local government certifications of five (5) nonprofit organizations conducting Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) shelter activities and requesting to be approved for Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs ESG annual funds.
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Background and Discussion:
Each year the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) releases the application for Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) annual funding. As a requirement of the application, nonprofit organizations conducting emergency shelter activities must receive approval of their projects from the unit of general local government in which the emergency shelter activities are to be located. Approval is to be documented on the form Local Government Approval for Shelter Activities, which must be signed by the county judge (or mayor), or her official designee (such as city manager, assistant city manager, community development director or human services director). This year, five (5) organizations are requesting Harris County to approve their shelter activities to be able to receive TDHCA ESG funding. The five organizations request funding are Covenant House Texas; Houston Area Women's Center; Magnificat Houses, Inc.; The Salvation Army, a Georgia Corporation; and Wellsprings Village, Inc.

Expected Impact:
The approval of nonprofit organizations conducting ESG Shelter Activities will allow five (5) non-profit organizations to apply for and receive ...

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