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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 27

Meeting Date: April 23, 2002

Subject/Title: Passage of a resolution authorizing the submittal of an application for grant funds to the Contra Costa County Community Services Block Grant Program (CSBG) for the Village Drive Resource Center After-School Tutoring Program, “Progreso Estudiantil”

Submitted by: Finance: P. Ehler/ K. Wahl
Parks and Recreation: C. Bronzan/ O. Ruiz

Approved by: John Stevenson, City Manager

RECOMMENDATION 
Passage of a resolution authorizing the submittal of an application for grant funds to the Contra Costa County Community Services Block Grant Program (CSBG) and authorizing the Parks and Recreation Director to execute and submit all documents which may be necessary for the completion of the project.

PREVIOUS ACTION
None.

BACKGROUND
The Contra Costa County CSBG program, funded by the California Community Services and Development Department is a program designed to assist low-income individuals and families achieve self-sufficiency. The primary purpose of CSBG as stated in the Community Opportunities, Accountability, Training, and Education Services Act of 1998 is to “reduce poverty, revitalize low-income communities and empower low-income families and individuals to become fully self-sufficient”. 

The Community Services Department has been designated by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors to utilize CSBG funds through leveraging resources. The Board of Supervisors along with the Economic Opportunity Council has identified priority service areas in which to focus funding for projects and activities that meet the needs of low-income individuals and families in Contra Costa County and assist them to self-sufficiency. 

Individuals and families served by this program must meet Federal poverty income guidelines and the proposed activities to be funded must be in one of three priority categories. The categories are after school programs, including transportation and structured activities; adult education programs; and seniors’ health programs. The after-school program currently in place at the Village Drive Resource Center is partially funded through a grant awarded to the Brentwood Union School District. This grant will end at the end of June and funding is needed to continue the staffing for after-school tutoring and activities for the children utilizing the Village Drive Resource Center.

After submitting a letter of interest, the Community Services Department has advised that the next step is to submit a full application with a resolution authorizing the submittal. 

FISCAL IMPACT
The total maximum grant amount through the Community Service Block Grant program is $25,000 over an eighteen-month period. We will be required to match the grant with 25% or $6,250. We will be allowed to use the amount already contained in the budget for Village Drive Resource Center as our match. 

Attachment:
Resolution 

RESOLUTION NO.

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD APPROVING THE APPLICATION FOR GRANT FUNDS FROM THE CONTRA COSTA COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM FOR THE VILLAGE DRIVE RESOURCE CENTER AFTER-SCHOOL TUTORING PROGRAM, “PROGRESO ESTUDIANTIL”

WHEREAS, the people of the State of California have enacted the Community Opportunities, Accountability, Training, and Education Service Act of 1998, Community Services Block Grant Act which provides funds for grants to local agencies and nonprofit groups for a range of services related to the needs of low-income families and individuals; and 

WHEREAS, the Community Services Department has been delegated the responsibility for the administration of the Program by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, setting up necessary procedures; and

WHEREAS, said procedures established by the Community Services Department require the Applicant’s Governing Body to certify by resolution the approval of the Application before submission of said Application to Contra Costa County; and 

WHEREAS, the Applicant will enter into a Contract with Contra Costa County for the project.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Brentwood hereby:
1. Approves the filing of an Application for funds from the Community Services Block Grant program; and
2. Certifies that the Applicant has or will have sufficient funds to operate and maintain the Project; and
4. Appoints the Parks and Recreation Director as agent to conduct all negotiations, execute and submit all documents including, but not limited to, Applications, agreements, payment requests and so on, which may be necessary for the completion of the Project.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on the 23rd day of April, 2002 by the following vote:

AYES: Councilmembers
NOES: 
ABSENT: 
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Michael A. McPoland, Sr.
Mayor
ATTEST:

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Karen Diaz, CMC
City Clerk