Board Bill Number 151 | Session 2009-2010

Authority for Strengthening Communities Grant

Board Bill

BOARD BILL NO. 151 INTRODUCED BY ALDERMAN ALFRED WESSELS, JR. An ordinance, recommended by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment, authorizing the Mayor of the City of St. Louis, on behalf of the City, to submit an application to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families ("ACF"), Office of Community Services ("OSC") as required to apply for City of St. Louis funding for the Strengthening Communities Fund created under Section 1110 of the Social Security Act and Title VIII of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ("Recovery Act" or "ARRA"), for the purpose of building the capacity of government offices (or their authorized designee) that provide outreach to faith-based and community-based organizations and to assist nonprofit organizations in addressing the broad economic recovery issues present in their communities, including helping low-income individuals secure and retain employment, earn higher wages, obtain better quality jobs, and gain greater access to State and Federal benefits and tax credits hereinafter referred to as the referred to as the "Strengthening Communities Program (SCP)", further authorizing the Mayor of the City of St. Louis, on behalf of the City, to submit an application to the Federal Government for the purpose of securing for the City SCP funding for the City of St. Louis (hereinafter referred to as "City SCP Funding"), authorizing and directing the Mayor and the Comptroller on behalf of the City to enter into and execute an agreement or agreements with ACF for the receipt of SCP Funding and an agreement or agreements with ACF and/or the City of St. Louis and/or agencies and/or commissions thereof for City SCP Funding, appropriating the sum of Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000) which the City is requesting in SCP Funding; authorizing and directing the Director of the Department of Human Services ("DHS") to contract with municipal agencies, non-profit corporations and other entities, as necessary for the expenditure of SCP Funding; and directing the Comptroller to issue warrants thereon upon the City Treasury; and containing an emergency clause.

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Legislative History

Session:2009-2010
Sponsor: Fred Wessels Jr.
Co-Sponsors:
Committee: Housing, Urban Development and Zoning
Actions: 07/10/2009 First Reading

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