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File #: 20-2373    Version: 1 Name: ACCEPTANCE OF GRANTS/FEDRAL REIMBURSEMENTS AND CREATION OF SPECIAL PURPOSE FUNDS
Type: Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 4/18/2020 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 4/23/2020 Final action: 4/23/2020
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION ACCEPTANCE OF GRANTS/FEDRAL REIMBURSEMENTS AND CREATION OF SPECIAL PURPOSE FUNDS WHEREAS, pursuant to the Cook County Code of Ordinances, Sections 26-36 and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act, 20 ILCS 3305/11, on March 10, 2020, County Board President Toni Preckwinkle found that the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 constitute a public health emergency and issued a proclamation of disaster for Cook County; and WHEREAS, in accordance with Illinois law, on March 16, 2020, the Cook County Board of Commissioners through Resolution 20-2195, extended the March 10, 2020 Proclamation of Disaster through May 30, 2020; and WHEREAS, throughout the fiscal year, Cook County departments may apply for and accept grants that are under $150,000 or are already budgeted; grants over $150,000 or those grants that are otherwise not budgeted require the approval of the County Board; and WHEREAS, as a result of the COVID-19 public health crisis, federal and state grants a...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President)
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

ACCEPTANCE OF GRANTS/FEDRAL REIMBURSEMENTS AND CREATION OF SPECIAL PURPOSE FUNDS

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Cook County Code of Ordinances, Sections 26-36 and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act, 20 ILCS 3305/11, on March 10, 2020, County Board President Toni Preckwinkle found that the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 constitute a public health emergency and issued a proclamation of disaster for Cook County; and

WHEREAS, in accordance with Illinois law, on March 16, 2020, the Cook County Board of Commissioners through Resolution 20-2195, extended the March 10, 2020 Proclamation of Disaster through May 30, 2020; and

WHEREAS, throughout the fiscal year, Cook County departments may apply for and accept grants that are under $150,000 or are already budgeted; grants over $150,000 or those grants that are otherwise not budgeted require the approval of the County Board; and

WHEREAS, as a result of the COVID-19 public health crisis, federal and state grants as well as opportunities for federal reimbursement for local funds spent related to the COVID-19 pandemic are becoming available; however, action on such grant or reimbursement opportunities and applications need to be executed expeditiously and such applications may be due prior to the Board of Commissioners being able to authorize such application or acceptance; and

WHEREAS, specifically, the federal government has authorized the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the "CARES Act") which authorizes approximately $2 trillion in federal stimulus funds to combat the crisis related to COVID-19, and includes programs and reimbursements to address the issues that states and local governments are facing as they work to protect their communities during this public health crisis; and

WHEREAS, in order to ensure that Cook County can timely avail itself of grant and reimbursement opportunities, the Cook County Board of Commissioner shall authorize the Cook County Budge...

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