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File #: 21-0515R    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/28/2021 In control: Finance
On agenda: 7/6/2021 Final action: 7/19/2021
Title: RESOLUTION ACCEPTING $58,117,859 FROM THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN CORONAVIRUS STATE AND LOCAL FISCAL RECOVERY FUNDS AND IDENTIFYING ELIGIBLE PRIORITIES FOR THE CITY OF DULUTH IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY.
Attachments: 1. Exhibit A, 2. Motion to Amend: Passed Unanimously (9-0)
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RESOLUTION ACCEPTING $58,117,859 FROM THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN CORONAVIRUS STATE AND LOCAL FISCAL RECOVERY FUNDS AND IDENTIFYING ELIGIBLE PRIORITIES FOR THE CITY OF DULUTH IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY.

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CITY PROPOSAL:

Whereas the City of Duluth was allocated $58,117,859 by the United States Treasury under the American Rescue Plan Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds.

Whereas the City of Duluth received the first half of the funds, $29,058,929.50, in May 2021 and the balance will be delivered approximately 12 months later.

Whereas the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds provide a substantial infusion of resources to help turn the tide on the pandemic, address its economic fallout, and lay the foundation for a strong and equitable recovery.
Resolved that the City Council accepts the $58,117,859 to be deposited into Fund 226-125-4902-02 (Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, Finance, Direct Federal Grants, Operating).
Further Resolved that the City Council identifies the following investments as eligible uses under the rules and regulations of the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund and recommends the following expenditures with estimated target amounts:

(a) Affordable housing and pandemic driven services - $19,200,130;

(b) Adult workforce services - $550,000 include the following: (1) Computer skills training - $150,000; and (2) Job training with wraparound case management - $400,000;

(c) Investments in Public Works and Utilities - $12,850,000 including the following: (1) Replacement of all city water meters - $6,500,000; (2) Lead remediation- $3,600,000; (3) Water line replacement - $1,400,000; and (4) Street Sweepers - $1,350,000;

(d) Broadband - $1,000,000;

(e) City hall ventilation/COVID mitigation and prevention - $12,000,000; (f) Administration costs associated with ARP - $800,000;

(f) Public safety social worker pilot program - $2,100,000 including $300,000 for capital expenditu...

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