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File #: 2021-1090   
Type: Consent Calendar Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/24/2021 In control: Community Development Commission
On agenda: 11/16/2021 Final action:
Title: Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program Funding
Department or Agency Name(s): Community Development Commission
Attachments: 1. Summary Report, 2. Attachment 1 - Resolution Authorizing Receipt of federal Emergency Solutions Grant funds from the State of California’s 2021 allocation to Continuums of Care
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To: Board of Supervisors of Sonoma County and Board of Commissioners of the Community Development Commission

Department or Agency Name(s): Sonoma County Community Development Commission

Staff Name and Phone Number: Michael Gause, 707-791-8140

Vote Requirement: Majority

Supervisorial District(s): Countywide

 

Title:

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Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program Funding

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Recommended Action:

Recommended action

Adopt a resolution as required by the California Department of Housing and Community Development authorizing and directing the Sonoma County Community Development Commission (Commission) to (1) receive up to $452,220 in federal funds from the State’s 2021 allocation of federal Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program; (2) to function as Administrative Entity for administration of the State’s federal ESG funds; and (3) authorizing the Executive Director or the Assistant Director of the Commission   to execute the required Standard Agreement and any subsequent amendments or modifications thereto, as well as any other documents which are related to the Program or the State’s federal ESG funds, as the California Department of Housing and Community Development may deem appropriate.

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Executive Summary:

This agenda item seeks authority to receive and administer $226,110 in federal Emergency Solutions Grants allocated by the State to the Sonoma County Continuum of Care. Funds will     be used to support the homeless system of care, specifically for emergency shelter and rapid rehousing.

 

Discussion:

On August 17, 2021, the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) released a Notice of Funding Availability for its federal ESG dollars allocated to Homeless Continuums of Care. The amount of funding available to Sonoma County through this Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is estimated at $226,110, including $87,972 that must be used for Rapid Rehousing, $131,957 available for all ESG eligible uses, and a $6,181 administrative allowance. HCD recommends that   Administrative Entities request Board authorization for up to twice this allocation, to ensure local communities’ access to all available dollars, and this amount of “up to $452,220” is reflected in the resolution that authorizes the Commission to apply for and receive the State’s federal ESG funds (Attachment 1). These funds are dedicated to the Continuum of Care but must be approved by the Community Development Commission as the Administrative Entity.  Funds can be used in the jurisdictions of Santa Rosa and Petaluma.

Funds will be awarded via a competitive process to be conducted in Winter of Fiscal Year 2021-2022 for award during the following Fiscal Year. Eligible uses of these funds include Rapid Rehousing (at least 40% of funds must be used for this purpose), Homelessness Prevention, Emergency Shelter operations, Street Outreach, and Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) coordination. Rapid re-housing is an intervention designed to help individuals and families quickly exit homelessness and return to permanent housing. Rapid re-housing assistance is offered without preconditions - like employment, income, absence of criminal record, or sobriety - and the resources and services provided are tailored to the unique needs of the household. Following completion of this NOFA process, staff will bring funding recommendations to the Continuum of Care Board and return to the Board of Commissioners for approval.

In previous years, State ESG funds have been utilized to provide core services at emergency shelters such as Sam Jones Hall and Family Support Center with Catholic Charities and Mary Isaac Center at COTS.  Rapid rehousing funds have supported both Catholic Charities and COTS.

 

Prior Board Actions:

7/7/2020, Agenda Item #4: Adoption of Resolution to administer $606,798 (in federal Emergency Solutions Grants allocated by the State to Sonoma County).

2/11/2020, Agenda Item #5: Adoption of Amended Resolution No. 19-0552 Direction Commission to Receive up to $439,482 in Federal Funds from the Emergency Solutions Grant Program.

07/10/2018, Agenda Item #49: Funding awards for FY 2018-2019 for Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships, State and Local Emergency Solutions Grant.

 

Fiscal Summary

 Expenditures

FY 21-22 Adopted

FY 22-23 Projected

FY 23-24 Projected

Budgeted Expenses

 

$226,110 to $452,220

 

Additional Appropriation Requested

 

 

 

Total Expenditures

 

$226,110 to $452,220

 

Funding Sources

 

 

 

General Fund/WA GF

 

 

 

State/Federal

 

$226,110 to $452,220

 

Fees/Other

 

 

 

Use of Fund Balance

 

 

 

Contingencies

 

 

 

Total Sources

 

$226,110 to $452,220

 

 

Narrative Explanation of Fiscal Impacts:

The allocation will support the system of care with annual ESG funds. Appropriations will be added to the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Recommended Budget during development. If the County receives an amount above $226,110 but below $452,220, then the NOFA and FY 2022-2023 Recommended Budget will be amended accordingly.

 

Staffing Impacts:

 

 

 

Position Title (Payroll Classification)

Monthly Salary Range (A-I Step)

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Narrative Explanation of Staffing Impacts (If Required):

N/A

 

Attachments:

Attachment 1 - Resolution Authorizing Receipt of federal Emergency Solutions Grant funds from the State of California’s 2021 allocation to Continuums of Care

 

Related Items “On File” with the Clerk of the Board:

None