04-0432R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN INCREASE OF $5,199 IN THE 2004 HUD EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANT PROGRAM (ESGP) AND FURTHER AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH AMERICAN INDIAN COMMUNITY HOUSING ORGANIZATION IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $5,000.

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:

WHEREAS, the city of Duluth established certain 2004 ESGP accounts pursuant to Resolution 03-0875; and

WHEREAS, the city received an increased award of ESGP funding over the original program estimate; and

WHEREAS, the community development committee (CD committee) for the CDBG program held a public hearing regarding funding changes as set forth below.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are authorized to make the following fund increases in the Federal Program Fund 0262, Agency 020, 2004 HUD-funded community development accounts as set forth below:

2004 ESGP
Account Revised - 2004

Project Original amount New grant Difference
AICHO-Dabinoo'Igan -0- $5,000 $5,000
Program administration $6,050 $6,249 $ 199

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to execute an ESGP agreement substantially in the form of that on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. __________ with American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO) to provide emergency shelter to American Indian women who are victims of domestic assault in an amount not to exceed $5,000, payable from 2004 Federal Program Fund 0262, community development - Agency 627 - Project Account No. 5434.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution increases the 2004 ESGP program by $5,199 due to the increased award of funds by HUD over the original program estimate. It also authorizes an amendment to the 2004 ESGP program adding the Dabinoo'Igan (emergency shelter) operated by AICHO and authorizes an agreement with AICHO in an amount not to exceed $5,000. The process of adding this program was followed, as spelled out in the citizen participation plan. The community development committee held a public hearing on May 25th and a 30 day public comment period from May 13-June 12 was advertized in the Duluth News Tribune No comments were received during this period. The community development committee and the community development manager recommend this resolution for approval.