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File #: ID 20-001406    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/13/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/22/2020 Final action:
Title: Actions pertaining to the CARES Act Emergency Solutions Grant Round 2 (ESG-CV2) funding from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): 1. ***RESOLUTION - Adopting and approving submission of Substantial Amendment 2019-05 to the 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to program $8,845,443 in Emergency Solutions Grant Round 2 (ESG-CV2) funds to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and authorizing the City Manager to sign all necessary implementing documents (Requires 5 affirmative votes) (Subject to Mayor's Veto); and 2. Approve an Amendment to the HEARTH Emergency Solutions Grant (HESG) Agreement with the County of Fresno Department of Social Services in the amount of $2,100,000 for a total award of $4,098,334.50 for implementation of the Joint COVID-19 Homeless Response Plan.
Sponsors: Mayor's Office
Attachments: 1. 20.001406 HUD Letter ESG CV2 6-16-20, 2. 20-001406 Initialed Substantial Amendment Reso, 3. ESG-CV2 Attachments C and D.pdf, 4. Additional Information Community Emails Received 1-N, 1-T, 1-Q, 1-N.pdf
REPORT TO THE CITY COUNCIL



October 22, 2020


FROM: LEE BRAND, Mayor
Office of the Mayor & City Manager

BY: H. SPEES, Director, Strategic Initiatives
Office of the Mayor & City Manager

SUBJECT
Title
Actions pertaining to the CARES Act Emergency Solutions Grant Round 2 (ESG-CV2) funding from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):
1. ***RESOLUTION - Adopting and approving submission of Substantial Amendment 2019-05 to the 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to program $8,845,443 in Emergency Solutions Grant Round 2 (ESG-CV2) funds to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and authorizing the City Manager to sign all necessary implementing documents (Requires 5 affirmative votes) (Subject to Mayor's Veto); and
2. Approve an Amendment to the HEARTH Emergency Solutions Grant (HESG) Agreement with the County of Fresno Department of Social Services in the amount of $2,100,000 for a total award of $4,098,334.50 for implementation of the Joint COVID-19 Homeless Response Plan.

Body
RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends the Council approve the resolution adopting and approving submission of Substantial Amendment 2019-05 to HUD to program $8,845,443 in ESG-CV2 funds and approve an amendment to the HESG Agreement with the County of Fresno Department of Social Services for $2,100,000 for implementation of the Joint COVID-19 Homeless Response Plan.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The City of Fresno (City), the County of Fresno (County) and the Fresno Madera Continuum of Care have aligned various resources to execute the COVID-19 Homeless Response (Response) for the prevention and containment of COVID-19 among individuals experiencing homelessness throughout the greater Fresno community. This has resulted in making over 300 beds available for various uses and has effectively prevented any major outbreak among our community's homeless population.

The City previous...

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