Resolutions - C7 E
|Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Commission
|Alina T. Hudak, City Manager
|March 27, 2023
|A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, DELEGATING TO THE CITY MANAGER, OR HER DESIGN EE, THE AUTHORITY TO APPLY FOR AND ACCEPT FUNDING, AND TO EXECUTE ANY AND ALL NECESSARY DOCUMENTS OR AGREEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH FINANCIAL DISASTER RELIEF AND RECOVERY ASSISTANCE FUNDS RELATED TO DECLARED DISASTERS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, FUNDS FROM THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA) PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, PROGRAMS THROUGH THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, AND FUNDING RECEIVED THROUGH THE STATE OF FLORIDA, DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT; AND FURTHER AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER, OR HER DESIGNEE, TO EXECUTE REQUESTS FOR ASSISTANCE, RELIEF/ASSISTANCE CLAIMS, AND REQUESTS FOR PAYMENTS NECESSARY TO SUPPORT REIMBURSEMENTS THROUGH DISASTER FUNDING PROGRAMS.
|Adopt the Resolution
The City has requested and received individual Delegation of Authority resolutions for reimbursement requests for protective measures and response projects such as Hurricane Irma and the COVID-19 programming. Granting the delegation of authority facilitates the process of receiving funding. The referenced resolution provides authority to the City Manager to accept funding for all declared disasters without the step of requesting Commission approval, streamlining the process.
The City of Miami Beach is typically the subrecipient o Public Assistance(PA), as the State of Florida, Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) serves as the recipient, or “pass-through,” entity for funding. FDEM manages awards under the disaster declaration and disburses funding once the subrecipient is deemed eligible. Emergency Management and other City Staff ensure that all requests for reimbursement meet the requirements set forth by FEMA. FEMA reviews the applications for compliance, then, when deemed eligible, awards the funding to the State, who allocate the funds based on their subsequent review of the applications. The process from application to receipt of the check can take months to years.
The referenced resolution allows the City Manager (or her/his designee(s)) to accept PA funding on behalf of the City without having to bring each reimbursement project before the Mayor and City Commission for approval. Not needing to complete that step can mean receipt of funds months earlier.
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