Sioux City Council to Vote on Resolution to Allocate COVID-19 Funding to Nonprofits | Government and Politics

SIOUX CITY – Sioux City Council will be asked to approve a resolution on Monday to award nearly $ 350,000 in COVID-19 funding to 15 nonprofits.

On December 21, 2020, the city accepted funding from the Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. Then, last August, the funding requests were published.

According to city documents, a total of 19 requests were received from nonprofits, requesting a total of $ 581,682, but four of the requests did not meet HUD requirements. It is a requirement of the HUD that at least 51% of clients served by each nonprofit have low to moderate income.

A review panel made up of Karen Mackey, executive director of the Sioux City Human Rights Commission; Kelli Hill, city treasurer; Adam Hageman, rehabilitation technician from Neighborhood Services; and Jill Wanderscheid, Head of Neighborhood Services, reviewed and ranked the applications based on HUD scoring criteria, which include community needs, reasonableness of costs, continued use, timing, experiences, financial impact, impact on low and moderate income populations and duplication of benefits.

The following nonprofits are expected to receive total funding of $ 348,122 if the board votes in favor of the resolution, which is part of its consent program:

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• Crittenton Center (laptops / computers, server / computer software, outdoor theater equipment): $ 44,178

• Iowa Legal Aid (laptop computers): $ 11,855

• Boys & Girls Home (technology upgrades to provide remote services): $ 10,000

• Native American Childcare Center (technology upgrades to provide remote services, ventilation systems): $ 6,800

• Mary Elizabeth daycare (replacement of windows, acrylic barriers, computer system / laptops, air hand dryer: $ 45,600

• Center for Siouxland (phone system, LED lights, social distancing improvements in Bridges West): $ 55,000

• Shesler Hall (ventilation systems): $ 38,909

• Siouxland Food Bank (new software): $ 11,190

• Unlimited opportunities (improve the exterior spaces of nine units): $ 36,000

• Siouxland Mental Health (laptops): $ 10,480

• Siouxland Habitat for Humanity (videoconferencing system, air circulation system, intercom equipment): $ 29,685

• Family Alliance for Veterans of America (hand washing stations, customer reception kiosks, lobby): $ 16,226

• Mary J. Treglia Community House (ventilation system, intercom system): $ 12,355

• Resource center for people with disabilities (customer reception kiosks, ventilation system, technology upgrades to provide remote services): $ 10,000

• Urban Native Center (new door to facilitate social distancing, partitions in bathrooms, dividers, outdoor seating, key ring system: $ 9,844

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