On the agenda…
- Appropriating CARES Act supplemental funding.
A meeting of the Fayetteville City Council began at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2020. It will be lived streamed on the city’s YouTube channel, and held virtually on the Zoom app due to social distancing measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Listed below are the items up for approval and links to PDF documents with detailed information on each item of business.
Present: Sonia Gutierrez, Sarah Marsh, Mark Kinion, Matthew Petty, Mayor Lioneld Jordan, Sloan Scroggin, Sarah Bunch, Teresa Turk, Kyle Smith
1. CARES Act Supplemental Funding – COVID-19 Pandemic (Details)
A resolution to approve a budget adjustment in the total amount of $436,285.00 recognizing and appropriating CARES Act supplemental funding for Community Development Block Grant Programs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
– Pass 8-0
The council last week authorized an amendment to the 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Action Plan to reflect CARES Act supplemental funding in the amount of $436,285.00. This item would budget that funding as follows:
$200,000 – To provide rental/utility/supplies assistance to low/moderate income residents in Fayetteville that have been affected by COVID-19. This will be an internal program to assists individuals and families that were maintaining a living situation and are now at risk of losing their housing or being unable to pay for their utility needs due to the economic situation. City staff said they have the capacity to provide the administration of this program and case management, and that no administration costs will be pulled from this funding. In other words, it will all be utilized for assistance to those in need.
Remaining funding will be used for non-profits and churches that are providing direct services to those in need in the following categories:
$100,000 – To provide assistance to unsheltered homeless individuals in Fayetteville with isolation/quarantine services/needs/supplies as a result of COVID-19.
$136,285 – To provide funding for health services/needs/supplies resulting from COVID-19 to assist low/moderate income residents in Fayetteville.
Staff said notice of available funding will be advertised this week with a due date of May 8.
During public comment, one person spoke in favor of the resolution.
The council voted unanimously to approve the resolution.
This meeting was adjourned at 4:42 p.m.