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File #: 20-804    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing/General Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/25/2020 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 9/1/2020 Final action:
Title: Action on CARES Act Funding in the Amount of $1.59 Million and San Jos? Settlement Agreement Funds in the Amount of $5 Million and Related Budget Amendments [Council Pillars: Promote and Enhance Economic, Housing, and Transportation Development, and Deliver and Enhance High Quality Efficient Services and Infrastructure]
Attachments: 1. EDCM Committee Report (RTC #20-323), 2. EDCM Committee Report (RTC #20-216), 3. FY 2020/21 Budget Amendments, 4. eComments, 5. POST MEETING MATERIAL
Related files: 20-216, 20-323
REPORT TO COUNCIL
SUBJECT
Title
Action on CARES Act Funding in the Amount of $1.59 Million and San Jos? Settlement Agreement Funds in the Amount of $5 Million and Related Budget Amendments [Council Pillars: Promote and Enhance Economic, Housing, and Transportation Development, and Deliver and Enhance High Quality Efficient Services and Infrastructure]

Report
BACKGROUND
On August 19, 2020, the Economic Development, Communications and Marketing Council Committee (EDCM) heard presentations from staff regarding the potential use of two currently unallocated funds that are available for use by the City. The Committee provided recommendations to staff and the purpose of this report is to provide EDCM's recommendation and request full Council consideration on the allocation of funds.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act - $1.59 million
In June 2020, Santa Clara was notified of CARES Act funding of $1.59 million available through the State for COVID-19 related expenditures. On July 14, 2020, Council appropriated funds for programs and services undertaken by the City for COVID-19 activities.

The CARES Act funds may only be used for COVID-19 related expenses which:
* Are necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to COVID-19
* Were not accounted for in the budget most recently approved as of March 27, 2020 (date of enactment of the CARES Act)
* Were incurred during the period between March 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020

Eligible expenses for CARES Act funds include payment for:
* Medical expenses
* Public health expenses including communication and enforcement of public health orders, disinfection of public areas, distribution of medical, and protective supplies
* Payroll expenses for public safety, and those dedicated to responding to COVID-19
* Actions to facilitate compliance of public health measures such as food delivery to residents and vulnerable populations, care for homeless, technological improvemen...

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