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File #: 2021-1075   
Type: Consent Calendar Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 7/20/2021
Title: Recommendation to Authorize the City Manager to Execute a First Amendment to the Homeless Emergency Aid Program Grant, Increasing the Amount by $104,576 for a Total Amount of $861,100. (Community Development 10061833)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Letter to the County Requesting Additional Funding, 2. Exhibit 2 - First Amendment to the HEAP Contract, 3. Exhibit 3 - Alameda County HEAP Contract (Fully Executed)
Title

Recommendation to Authorize the City Manager to Execute a First Amendment to the Homeless Emergency Aid Program Grant, Increasing the Amount by $104,576 for a Total Amount of $861,100. (Community Development 10061833)

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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The County of Alameda (County) has offered to increase the City of Alameda's (City) Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) grant funding by $104,576 for a total of $861,100 to cover overages in the HEAP program costs. In order to receive the additional funds, staff is recommending that the City Manager to enter into a contract with the County to receive the HEAP funds.

BACKGROUND

In 2018, Senate Bill (SB) 850 established HEAP, a $500 million block grant that provided immediate emergency assistance to people experiencing homelessness in California. Funds were allocated by formula to counties and to large cities with populations over 330,000. The City was allocated $756,524 in HEAP funds through the County. These funds have been spent in full by the required deadline of June 30, 2021.

On July 16, 2019, the City Council authorized the City Manager to execute a two-year contract with the County and appropriated funds to implement the City HEAP plan. The plan was fully implemented. The City's HEAP programs are as follows:

* Construction of the Day Center and Safe Parking for unhoused individuals
* Operation of the Day Center and Safe Parking for unhoused individuals
* Dine and Connect food program to feed unhoused individuals
* Flexible financial subsidies for households undergoing financial crisis, including housed and unhoused individuals
* A shower facility at the seasonal warming shelter

The City has continued to fund the operations of the Day Center and Safe Parking. The Dine and Connect is funded in part by the City in partnership with the All Faith Collation and the Alameda Food Bank. The shower facility is operated by Christ Church by ap...

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