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File #: 20-5580   
Type: Grant Applications and Awards
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 10/29/2020
Posting Language: Ordinance approving the submission of an application for and acceptance upon award of 2021 Community Services Block Grant funds in an amount up to $2,051,128.00 for the period January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021 and up to $600,000.00 in 2020 Discretionary Funds for the period October 12, 2020 to September 30, 2021, from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, and approving a budget and personnel complement. [Colleen M. Bridger, MPH, PhD, Assistant City Manager; Melody Woosley, Director, Human Services]
Attachments: 1. CSBG FY2021 Budget for Ordinance 08.25.20, 2. CSBG FY2021 Pers Comp for Ordinance 08.25.20, 3. Drat Ordinance, 4. Ordinance 2020-10-29-0764
DEPARTMENT: Human Services


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Melody Woosley


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City-wide


SUBJECT:

2021 Community Services Block Grant & 2020 Discretionary Funding for Texas Eviction Diversion Program


SUMMARY:

This ordinance authorizes the submission of the 2021 Community Action Plan grant application and acceptance of Community Services Block Grant funds upon award, of up to $2,051,128.00 from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs for the period January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021, and authorizes a budget and personnel complement of 26 grant funded positions. The ordinance also authorizes the acceptance of Community Services Block Grant Discretionary funds upon award, of up to $600,000.00 from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs for the period October 12, 2020 through September 30, 2021 to implement a pilot program of the Texas Eviction Diversion Program (TEDP) in Bexar County.
This ordinance also authorizes the Director of the Department of Human Services to initiate, negotiate, and execute any and all necessary documents and a grant contract to effectuate the acceptance of this grant, and to execute contract amendments pertaining to this contract, to include a) carry-over funds, when ascertained and approved by the funding agency through a revised notice of award; b) line item budget revisions authorized by the funding agency; c) modifications to the performance measures authorized by the funding agency and listed in the contract so long as the terms of the amendment stay within the general parameters of the intent of the grant; d) no cost extensions; e) amendments which will provide supplemental grant funds to the grant by the funding agency in an amount up to 20% of the total amount awarded to the grant; f) reimbursement increases of administrative funds for each participant served; g) amendments funding one time equipment purchases or defined program services; and h) changes in regulations mandated ...

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