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File #: 22-4600    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 submit an application to the U.S. Department of the Treasury for additional grant funds in the amount of $24,000,000, with no required match, for the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA2) Program.
Attachments: 1. 22-4600.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 submit an application to the U.S. Department of the Treasury for additional grant funds in the amount of $24,000,000, with no required match, for the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA2) Program.
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Background and Discussion:
The U.S. Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERA2) was established via the American Recovery Plan Act of 2021. Jurisdictions were required to meet specific performance targets by April 2022. 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 is therefore eligible to receive reallocation of funds from other jurisdictions.

This application for the initial reallocation of ERA2 funds is for an additional $24,000,000.

Expected Impact: Eviction prevention for approximately 3,600 families

Alternative Options: Not receive additional funding for the ERA program

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
05/25/2021
21-2383
Approval to accept grant funds from the U.S. Department of the Treasury in the amount of $28,570,165.60 for the first installments of the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA2) Base and High Need programs.
09/14/2021
21-4931
Approval to accept an additional award allocation from the U.S. Department of t...

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