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File #: 20-5789   
Type: Grant Applications and Awards
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 10/29/2020
Posting Language: Ordinance approving acceptance of funds in the amount of $249,166.00 from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) - Homeless Housing and Services Program (HHSP) and contracts with Roy Maas Youth Alternatives, THRIVE Youth Center and Alamo Colleges District to address youth homelessness. [Colleen M. Bridger, MPH, PhD, Assistant City Manager; Melody Woosley, Director, Human Services]
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 2020-10-29-0767
DEPARTMENT: Human Services


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Melody Woosley


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

Authorizing the acceptance of funds from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) - Homeless Housing and Services Program (HHSP) in the amount of $249,166.00 to address youth homelessness and awarding contracts to Roy Maas Youth Alternatives, THRIVE Youth Center, and Alamo Colleges District.

SUMMARY:

This ordinance authorizes budgetary, grant, and associated contract related actions related to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA)- Homeless Housing and Services Program (HHSP), including:

a) The acceptance of funds from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) - Homeless Housing and Services Program (HHSP) in the amount of $249,166.00

b) Execution of contracts with Roy Maas Youth Alternatives, THRIVE Youth Center and Alamo Colleges District. The proposed budgeted allocation for each organization is as follows:

? Roy Maas Youth Alternatives- $129,166.00

? THRIVE Youth Center, Inc.- $60,000.00

? Alamo Colleges District- $60,000.00

c) Approval for the Director of the Department of Human Services to execute necessary documents including a grant contract and contract amendments accepting grant funds in an amount up to 20% of the total amount awarded to the grant.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The City of San Antonio has been awarded $249,166.00 from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) - Homeless Housing and Services Program (HHSP) to address youth homelessness within the community. The award opportunity is a result of the Texas Legislature approving an increase in funding of $3,000,000.00 over the 2020-2021 biennium ($1,500,000.00 a year) to address youth homelessness across the state. The City of San Antonio is one of eight Texas cities to be awarded the funds, which must be expensed by August 31, 2021. The City of San Antonio was also a recipient of ...

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