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 Local ARRA Grant Funding

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, abbreviated ARRA (Pub.L. 111-5), is an economic stimulus package enacted by the 111th United States Congress in February 2009. The Act of Congress was based largely on proposals made by President Barack Obama and was intended to provide a stimulus to the U.S. economy in the wake of the economic downturn. The measures are nominally worth $787 billion. The Act includes federal tax cuts, expansion of unemployement benefits and other social welfare provisions, and domestic spending in education, health care, and infrastructure, including the energy sector. The Act also includes numerous non-economic recovery related items that were either part of longer-term plans (e.g. a study of the effectiveness of medical treatments) or desired by Congress (e.g. a limitation on executive compensation in federally aided banks).  - Courtesy of Wikipedia

Grant
 
Department: Children and Family Services
Source: Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing (HPRP) under ARRA
Amount: $1,634,630
Purpose: HPRP is to provide homelessness prevention assistance to households who would otherwise become homeless and to provide assistance to rapidly re-house persons who are homeless.
Funded Projects
Agency: Angels of Grace Foster Family Agency
Amount: $141,133
Project Description: Will provide homeless prevention and rapid re-housing services to young women aging out of the foster care system, ages 18-24. Services to be provided include rental assistance, security and utility deposits, utility payments and case management.
Agency: AspiraNet
Amount: $69,579
Project Description: Will provide homeless prevention and rapid re-housing to young adults aging out of the foster care and probation systems. Services to be provided include rental assistance, security/utility deposits, utility payments, moving cost assistance, motel/hotel vouchers, case management services, housing search and credit repair assistance.
Agency: California Association for the Physically Handicapped
Amount: $231,591
Project Description: Will provide homeless prevention and rapid re-housing services to persons with disabilities. Services to be provided include rental assistance, utility and security deposits, utility assistance, hotel/motel vouchers, moving costs, credit repair, housing search, case management and housing advocacy.
Agency: Central California Legal Services
Amount: $29,729
Project Description: Will provide legal services to prevent people from becoming homeless by providing legal advice, representation in tenant disputes and negotiations with landlords on evictions.
Agency: Housing Authorities of Fresno County
Amount: $226,598
Project Description: Will provide homeless prevention through the provision of rental assistance, security/utility deposits, utility payments, moving cost assistance, hotel/motel vouchers, case management services, housing search and placement and credit repair assistance.
Agency: Marjaree Mason Center
Amount: $96,000
Project Description: Will provide rapid re-housing services to victims of domestic violence. Services to be provided include security and utility deposits, moving cost assistance, hotel/motel vouchers, housing search and placement and case management services.
Agency: United Way of Fresno County
Amount: $150,000
Project Description: United Way will provide outreach and engagement in respect to HPRP funded services. Through the 211 call center, consumers will receive information and referrals on housing services in Fresno County.
County Departments
Amount: $500,000
Department of Public Health – will provide homeless prevention and rapid re-housing services through the provision of rental assistance, security and utility deposits, utility payments and case management to clients with Tuberculosis and/or HIV.
Department of Employment and Temporary Assistance - will provide homeless prevention and rapid re-housing services through the provision of rental assistance, security and utility deposits, utility payments and case management to elderly and/or disabled clients.
Department of Children and Family Services - will provide homeless prevention and rapid re-housing services through the provision of rental assistance, security and utility deposits, utility payments and case management to foster youth aging out of the foster care system and families involved with the Department.
Grant Administration
Amount: $40,000

 

Grant
 
Department: Public Works and Planning
Source: CDBG-R
Amount: $643,011
Purpose: Reedley Central Area Street Improvements

Amount: $144,100
Purpose: Tranquility Park Playground Equipment

Amount: $175,000
Purpose: Kerman California Avenue Storm Drainage Improvements

Amount: $106,902
Purpose: Grant Administration

Source: FHWA/Caltrans
Amount: $3,248,844 Const.
Purpose: Overlays of 7 County Road Segments

Amount: $47,000 Design, $526,000 Const., $573,000 Total
Purpose: Kearney Avenue Palm Tree Replacement
 
Grant
 
Department: District Attorney
Source: Byrne/JAG
Amount: $19,511
Purpose: Elder Abuse Prosecution

Amount: $161,569
Purpose: Elder Abuse Prosecution

Total ARRA funding to be received by District Attorney for above listed projects: $181,080
 
Grant
 
Department: Sheriff
Source: Federal Department of Justice – Office of Justice Programs – Bureau of Justice Assistance
Amount: $607,097 (Investigators salaries, benefits & expenses – 48 months)
Purpose: Investigation of Internet Crimes Against Children - ICAC Recovery

Amount: $161,569 (Purchase vehicles and Tasers)
Purpose: Justice Assistance Grant - JAG Recovery

Total ARRA funding to be received by County for above listed projects: $768,666
 
Grant
 
Department: Employment and Temporary Assistance
Source: Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Emergency Contingency Fund (ECF)
Amount: $35,200,000
Purpose: Subsidized Employment Program

Amount: $786,139
Purpose: Employment Readiness Workshops and Job Retention Services (Proteus Agreement)

Amount: $247,527
Purpose: Marketing and Web Development Services (EDC Agreement)

Source: Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP)
Amount: $150,000
Purpose: Sustainable Housing & Homelessness Prevention for Elderly and Dependent Adults

Source: Enhanced Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (FMAP)
Amount: $10,967,814
Purpose: Increased Federal share of assistance payment costs for the Foster Care, Adoptions Assistance, and In-Home Supportive Services Programs

Amounts reflect total anticipated amount to be received in FY 09-10 and FY 10-11; actual costs will determine actual ARRA funds received. FMAP amount reflects total estimated cost shift from county share to federal share.