Long Beach, CA
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File #: 19-0533    Version: 1 Name: DHHS - 2019 Emergency Solutions and Housing Program
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 5/13/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/11/2019 Final action: 6/11/2019
Title: Recommendation to adopt resolution approving the application for grant funds for the 2019 California Emergency Solutions and Housing Program; Authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all necessary agreements, and any subsequent amendments that change the term, extend the grant period, or increase grant amounts, with the California Department of Housing and Community Development for the 2019 California Emergency Solutions and Housing Program, in the amount of $692,858, for the approximate period of September 1, 2019 through December 31, 2025; execute all necessary documents and agreements with partner agencies and subrecipients; and Increase appropriations in Health Fund Group in the Health and Human Services Department by $692,858, offset by grant revenue. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Health and Human Services
Attachments: 1. 061119-C-12sr&att.pdf, 2. RES-19-0089.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to adopt resolution approving the application for grant funds for the 2019 California Emergency Solutions and Housing Program;

Authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all necessary agreements, and any subsequent amendments that change the term, extend the grant period, or increase grant amounts, with the California Department of Housing and Community Development for the 2019 California Emergency Solutions and Housing Program, in the amount of $692,858, for the approximate period of September 1, 2019 through December 31, 2025; execute all necessary documents and agreements with partner agencies and subrecipients; and

Increase appropriations in Health Fund Group in the Health and Human Services Department by $692,858, offset by grant revenue. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
The State of California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) administers the California Emergency Solutions and Housing (CESH) Program, which funds activities eligible under the State requirements, including operations support for administrative duties to programs directly assisting individuals and families experiencing homelessness. The HCD has established a dedicated Continuum of Care Formula Allocation available for California Continuums of Care (CoC) that are administered locally through an Administrative Entity (AE) of State CESH funds. The City of Long Beach (City) is designated by the HCD as an AE of State ESG and CESH funds, which is critical to meeting the diverse needs of those served through the Long Beach CoC.

The total 2019 State CESH allocation from the HCD amounts to $692,858 for the approximate period of September 1, 2019 through December 31, 2025, which includes $34,643 for administrative costs for Health and Human Services Department staff to manage the State CESH Program (Attachment A). The HCD requires an Authorizing Resolution from the City’s governing board, which is attached for City Council approval.

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