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File #: 15-15628    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Business Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/15/2021 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 4/26/2021 Final action:
Title: Appropriate Additional Coronavirus Relief Funds
Attachments: 1. ARPA Budget Ordinance
Title
Appropriate Additional Coronavirus Relief Funds

Action
Action:
A. Adopt a budget ordinance appropriating $74,470,000 from the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund provided by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 in the General COVID-19 Assistance Fund, and

B. Authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute any necessary contracts and agreements related to the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund.

Body
Staff Resource(s):
Kelly Flannery, Finance
Ryan Bergman, Strategy and Budget

Explanation
* The Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (CLFRF), which provided $130 billion in direct assistance for local governments, is to be used to mitigate the fiscal effects stemming from the COVID-19 public health emergency.
* The CLFRF provides direct payments to metropolitan cities and counties; Charlotte was one of the 990 cities across the nation that met the criteria.
* Funds from the CLFRF may only be used to cover costs incurred by December 31, 2024, for the following purposes:
* to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency or its negative economic impacts, including assistance to households, small businesses, and nonprofits, or aid to impacted industries such as tourism, travel, and hospitality;
* to respond to workers performing essential work during the COVID-19 public health emergency by providing premium pay to eligible city employees who are performing such essential work or by providing grants to eligible employers that have eligible workers who perform essential work;
* for the provision of government services to the extent of the reduction in revenue in the city's budget due to the COVID-19 public health emergency relative to revenues collected in Fiscal Year (FY) 2019; and
* to make necessary investments in water, sewer, or broadband infrastructure.
* Potential uses of the funds include: investments in local job creation and retention; aid to heavily impacted industries; housing and homelessness-related support; assistance for arts an...

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