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File #: RES 21-1438    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 10/20/2021
Title: Authorizing the City to transfer a total of $902,255 in CDBG-CV award funds to a specific account for COVID-related spending activities. (Laid over from October 6.)
Sponsors: Mitra Jalali
Attachments: 1. Financial Analysis

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Authorizing the City to transfer a total of $902,255 in CDBG-CV award funds to a specific account for COVID-related spending activities. (Laid over from October 6.)

 

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WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul (“City”) is an entitlement grantee that receives direct funding from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) for the Community Development Block Grant Program (the “CDBG program award”); and

 

WHEREAS, on March 27, 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), which authorized a variety of programs to address issues related to the COVID-19 public health emergency; and

 

WHEREAS, the City, as a CDBG program award entitlement grantee, was awarded special allocations of CDBG-CV funds through the CARES Act to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency (the “CDBG-CV program award”); and

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to the CARES Act, spending under the CDBG-CV program awards must meet all CDBG requirements, unless specifically waived by HUD, and must be used to prevent, prepare for, and/or respond to COVID-19 public health emergency; and

 

WHEREAS, the City has identified the following activity, that is consistent with CDBG-CV program award requirements, to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency for a  total allocation of $902,255 (the “Project”):

 

                     Keystone Community Food Site Phase 1: $902,255 in CDBG-CV program award funds; and

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 10.07.4 of the Saint Paul City Charter, the Mayor recommends the transfer of unencumbered CDBG-CV program award funds to the project activity code as outlined in the attached financial analysis for the Project; now, therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED, that the Saint Paul City Council does hereby authorize the City to transfer total of $902,255 in CDBG-CV program award funds to the project activity code as outlined in the attached financial analysis for the Project.

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