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File #: 22-5632    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Grant Status: Passed
File created: 9/9/2022 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action: 9/13/2022
Title: Request by Community Services for approval to submit an application to the Alliance of Community Assistance Ministries, Inc. for grant funds in the amount of $800,000, with no required match, for the FY 2023 Utility and Rental Assistance (Phase 40 & Phase 41) programs.
Attachments: 1. 22-5632 CSD-Utility and Rental Assistance Program.pdf
Department: Community Services
Department Head/Elected Official: Adrienne M. Holloway, Ph.D., Executive Director

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Supplemental RCA

Type of Request: Grant

Project ID (if applicable): Emergency Food and Shelter Program Phase 40 & Phase 41
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): Alliance of Community Assistance Ministries, Inc.

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 Community Services for approval to submit an application to the Alliance of Community Assistance Ministries, Inc. for grant funds in the amount of $800,000, with no required match, for the FY 2023 Utility and Rental Assistance (Phase 40 & Phase 41) programs.
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Background and Discussion:
The National Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) began in 1983 with a $50 million federal appropriation created by Congress. This program was designed to help meet the needs of hungry and homeless people throughout the United States and its territories by allocating federal funds to supplement the work of local social service organizations within the United States, both private and governmental, to help people in need of emergency assistance.
On August 31, 2022 the Alliance of Community Assistance Ministries, Inc. (ACAM), acting as the Local Board for the EFSP, released an application for EFSP Phase 40 and Phase 41 funds. During the last grant cycle, Harris County Community Services Department (CSD) was awarded an amount of $240,820 in EFSP Phase 39 funding to provide emergency rental and utility assistance to approximately 941 Harris County residents. Now, CSD proposes to submit an application for EFSP Phase 40 and Phase 41 grant funds. This application will serve as a renewal grant for on-going services administered by the County for the last 35 years. This grant will provide emergency ...

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