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File #: 22-4599    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Grant Status: Passed
File created: 7/25/2022 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 8/2/2022 Final action: 8/2/2022
Title: Request by the Office of County Administration for approval to accept supplemental funding from the U.S. Department of the Treasury for grant funds in the amount of $1,548,275.63, with no required match, for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program-Supplemental.
Attachments: 1. 22-4599.pdf

Department: County Administration

Department Head/Elected Official: David Berry, County Administrator

 

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 by the Office of County Administration for approval to accept supplemental funding from the U.S. Department of the Treasury for grant funds in the amount of $1,548,275.63, with no required match, for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program-Supplemental.

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Background and Discussion:

The U.S. Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance Program was established via the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. Jurisdictions were required to meet specific performance targets by September 2021. Those unable to meet targets or who chose to voluntarily relinquish a portion of their award returned funds to Treasury. Harris County met performance targets and was therefore eligible to receive reallocation of funds from other jurisdictions.

 

Harris County was awarded a total of $17.5M in Rounds 1 and 2 of ERA1 reallocation. Treasury offered a third opportunity to apply for reallocated funds in May 2022. We were informed of our Round 3 award on July 18th, 2022 (attached) and expect to receive notice of payment in a few weeks.

 

Expected Impact: Eviction prevention for approximately 260 families.

 

Alternative Options: Return funding to U.S. Treasury

 

Alignment with Goal(s):

_ Justice and Safety

X Economic Opportunity

X Housing

X Public Health

_ Transportation

_ Flooding

_ Environment

_ Governance and Customer Service

 

Prior Court Action (if any):

Date

Agenda Item #

Action Taken

05/10/2022

22-3005

Approval to submit an application to the U.S. Department of the Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance for additional grant funds in the amount of $16,000,000, with no required match, for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program-Supplemental

04/05/2022

22-2404

Approval to accept an amendment to an agreement with the U.S. Department of the Treasury to increase the grant award in the amount of $8,937,245.90, with no required match, for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program-Supplemental

03/08/2022

22-1675

Approval to accept from the U.S. Department of the Treasury grant funds in the amount of $8,619,210, with no required match, for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program-Supplemental

11/30/2021

21-6578

Transmittal of application for supplemental rental assistance funds submitted on 11/17/2021

 

Location:

Address (if applicable): N/A

Precinct(s): Countywide

 

Fiscal and Personnel Summary

Service Name

Housing Stability Services

 

SFY 22

FY 23

Next 3 FYs

Incremental Expenditures (do NOT write values in thousands or millions)

Labor Expenditures

$

$

$

Non-Labor Expenditures

$1,548,275.63

$

$

Total Incremental Expenditures

$1,548,275.63

$

$

Funding Sources (do NOT write values in thousands or millions)

Existing Budget

Choose an item.

$

$

$

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$

$

$

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$

$

$

Total Current Budget

$

$

$

Additional Budget Requested

Grant

$1,548,275.63

$

$

Choose an item.

$

$

$

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$

$

$

Total Additional Budget Requested

$1,548,275.63

$

$

Total Funding Sources

$1,548,275.63

$

$

Personnel (Fill out section only if requesting new PCNs)

Current Position Count for Service

-

-

-

Additional Positions Requested

-

-

-

Total Personnel

-

-

-

 

Anticipated Court Date: August 2nd, 2022

Anticipated Implementation Date (if different from Court date):

Emergency/Disaster Recovery Note: COVID-19 related item

Contact(s) name, title, department:

Leah Barton, Managing Director Strategic Initiatives, Office of County Administration

Janet Gonzalez, Director, Budget and Performance, Office of Management and Budget

Attachments (if applicable): Conveyance, Court Order, ERA1 Round 3 Reallocation Notice