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File #: 14-1569    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 11/12/2014 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 12/2/2014 Final action: 12/2/2014
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign the following two certifications which will be part of The Center of Violence Free-Relationships’ applications to the California Department of Housing and Community Development for 2014 Emergency Solutions Grants Program funding: 1) A Certification of Local Approval for the Emergency Shelter component; and 2) A Certification of Local Approval for the Rapid Re-housing component.
Attachments: 1. A - Cert of Local Approval ESG Program Emergency Shelter 12-2-14, 2. B - Cert of Local Approval ESG Program Rapid Re-housing 12-2-14, 3. C - 2014 HCD ESG NOFA 12-2-14, 4. D - 2014 HCD ESG APPLICATION 12-2-14, 5. Executed Certifications 12-2-14 item 16.pdf
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Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign the following two certifications which will be part of The Center of Violence Free-Relationships’ applications to the California Department of Housing and Community Development for 2014 Emergency Solutions Grants Program funding:
1) A Certification of Local Approval for the Emergency Shelter component; and
2) A Certification of Local Approval for the Rapid Re-housing component.

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Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost
There is no fiscal impact or change to Net County Cost associated with this item. The Center for Violence Free Relationships is the grant applicant and, if awarded, is responsible for administering and meeting all grant requirements.

Background
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1987 (42 U.S.C. 11371 et seq.) provides federal money for homeless shelter programs. The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act of 2009 reauthorized and amended the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act by amending the existing Federal Emergency Shelter Grants (FESG) Program to, among other things, significantly revise the definition of homelessness and blend FESG into the newly established Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program.

Organizations eligible to apply for ESG funding include private non-profit organizations and units of general purpose local government. Units of general purpose local government cannot already be recipients of formula ESG funds directly from the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development.

The Center for Violence-Free Relationships (The Center) received FESG funding for nearly 20 years to fund their emergency shelter and applied for the 2013 ESG Program, which required supplying a Certification of Local Approval signed by the Board of Supervisors. On December 10, 2013 (Item #17), the Board authorized the Chair to sign a Certification of Local Approval for The Center’s 2013 funding a...

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