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File #: 22-5426    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Position Status: Passed
File created: 9/2/2022 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action: 9/13/2022
Title: Request by Community Services for approval of five positions effective September 24, 2022, for ARPA-Affordable Housing and ARPA-Homelessness grant administration in the amount of $1,102,208 in ARPA funds.
Attachments: 1. Backup - Five Positions for Homelessness ARPA 2nd
Department: Community Services
Department Head/Elected Official: Dr. Adrienne M. Holloway, Executive Director

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Position

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

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

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request by Community Services for approval of five positions effective September 24, 2022, for ARPA-Affordable Housing and ARPA-Homelessness grant administration in the amount of $1,102,208 in ARPA funds.
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Background and Discussion:
This item requests $1.1M for resources to support execution of ARPA Homeless and Housing Programs over a 4-year period.
* For Homelessness Program support (~2.5 years), the following positions are requested: (1) Project Monitor, (1) Grant Accountant;
* For Affordable Housing and agency-level resources for the duration of all programming (through 2026), the following additional positions are needed: (1) Project Monitor, (1) Grant Accountant, (1) Part-time Program Analyst ARPA.
Harris County CSD programmatic expertise and project management support for ARPA-funded projects continue to have increased grant obligations to the agreements funded by those sources. Temporary agency-level resources are necessary through the life of the grant to manage the substantial increase in activity that this investment will bring. The staff will be responsible for the fiscal monitoring of service provider contracts and that subaward performance goals are achieved.

Expected Impact:
The fiscal impact to the County is anticipated to be approximately $1.1 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds. An additional five positions are requested with this item.

Alternative Options:
N/A

Alignment with Goal(s):
_ Justice and Safety
_ Economic Opportunity
_X Housing
_ Public Health
_ Tran...

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