Resolution No. 390

Authorizing The County Executive To Execute A Contract With The New York State Housing Trust Fund Corporation Represented By The Office Of Community Renewal For Federal Funding For The Implementation Of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) CARES Act – Amending The 2021 Ulster County Budget - Department Of Economic Development

Resolution Information





Referred to:  The Economic Development, Tourism, Housing, Planning and Transit Committee (Chairman Cahill and Legislators Archer, Corcoran, Delaune, Litts, Maio, and Uchitelle), and The Ways and Means Committee (Chairman Gavaris and Legislators Archer, Bartels, Haynes, Maio, Parete, Ronk, and Walter)


Chairman of the Economic Development, Tourism, Housing, Planning, and Transit Committee, Brian B. Cahill, and Deputy Chair Herbert Litts, III offer the following:


WHEREAS, this resolution has been submitted at the request of the County Executive on behalf of the Department of Economic Development; and


WHEREAS, the Ulster County Department of Economic Development identified support for small businesses, as an eligible activity under New York State Homes and Community Renewal’s (HCR) Community Development Block Grant Program Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CDBG-CV) and prepared a draft application requesting $1,000,000.00 in funding to conduct an economic development assistance program to assist small businesses in creating and retaining jobs that can be filled by income eligible individuals; and


WHEREAS, the Ulster County Legislature conducted the necessary public outreach for the application including a public hearing with proper public notice, to receive comments on the proposed direction of the County’s application, after which and with consideration of the comments received, an HCR Application for an economic development small business support program; and


WHEREAS, Ulster County has received notice that it has been awarded $1,000,000.00 in funding for Project # 1160CVSB7-21 from HCR (CDFA# 14.228) in accordance with its grant application; and


WHEREAS, the grant application identified the Ulster County Economic Development Alliance as a sub-recipient to administer the funds and implement relevant programs such as marketing to local businesses, development of project selection criteria, facilitation of local advisory/project selection committees, project documentation, procurement and bidding, construction monitoring, financial management, and overall program compliance; and


WHEREAS, as required by the funding agency, the execution of this contract must be signed by the Chief Elected Official; and



WHEREAS, in order to accept and appropriate this funding it is necessary to amend the 2021 Ulster County Budget; now, therefore be it


RESOLVED, that the County Executive is hereby authorized to execute an agreement (NYS Contract 1160CVSB7-21) and any amendments thereto, with the New York State Housing Trust Fund Corporation, in the amount of $1,000,000.00, in the form as filed with the Clerk of the Ulster County Legislature, or as modified with the approval of the County Attorney; and, be it further


RESOLVED, that the County shall contract with UCEDA as a sub-recipient of the grant funds to effectuate the awarded program, as specified in the grant application; and, be it further


RESOLVED, that Deputy County Executive Evelyn Wright is hereby authorized to act as certifying officer including the filing of any certifications necessary for the purposes of implementing this award; and, be it further


RESOLVED, that the 2021 Ulster County Budget is hereby amended as follows:


INCREASE                                      AMOUNT


BB.8668.3751-4600.4660              Misc. Contractual Expense             $1,000,000.00



BB.8668.3751-3400.4989              Federal Aid                                        $1,000,000.00



and move its adoption.





AYES:                        NOES:     




Passed Committee: Economic Development, Tourism, Housing, Planning & Transit on ______________.


Passed Committee: Ways and Means on ______________.








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Updated: October 5, 2021