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File #: 210536    Version: 0
Type: Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 7/7/2021 In control: FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE
On agenda: Final action:
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution relating to the allocation of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to be used for the Office of Veterans’ Affairs.
Sponsors: ALD. LEWIS
Attachments: 1. Grant Budget.pdf
Number
210536
Version
ORIGINAL
Reference
Sponsor
ALD. LEWIS
Title
Resolution relating to the allocation of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to be used for the Office of Veterans’ Affairs.
Analysis
This resolution allocates $200,000 of ARPA funding to be used for staffing and start-up costs for the Office of Veterans’ Affairs.
Body
Whereas, The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant is scheduled to operate from March 3, 2021 to December 31, 2024 and is anticipated to provide approximately $394,226,649 to the City of Milwaukee through the Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (LFRF); and

Whereas, The City has received the initial LFRF grant award of $197,113,324.50, of which the full amount is provided by the grantor, with $0 provided by the City; and

Whereas, The LFRF provides substantial flexibility for the City of Milwaukee to provide a foundation for a strong and equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic; and

Whereas, Common Council Resolution File Number 190449, adopted on November 26, 2019, created an Office of Veterans’ Affairs and a Veterans’ Affairs Advisory Council under the supervision of the Office of the Common Council - City Clerk; and

Whereas, The duties of the Office of Veterans’ Affairs include promoting opportunities for veterans with regards to home ownership, business ownership, job creation, job training, health care and education; and

Whereas, Funding for the Office of Veterans’ Affairs will improve the City’s response to a public health emergency; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee, that $200,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds shall be allocated to the City Clerk’s Office to provide staffing, office space and start-up funding for the Office of Veterans’ Affairs; and be it

Further Resolved, That $200,000 of the LFRF grant funds are appropriated to the Office of the Common Council - City Clerk, which is authorized to:

1. Expend from the amount appropriated sums for the Off...

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