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Final Federal ARPA Rules Give Cuyahoga County Greater Flexibility in Spending the Funds

Cuyahoga County calculated a revenue loss of $264 million in 2020, according to a presentation by Maher Duessel, the County’s consultant advising on American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. Representatives from Maher Deussel presented at County Council’s May 16 Finance and Budgeting Committee meeting and shared that according to their calculations, the total actual revenue...

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Cuyahoga County Council Member Miller First to Outline Process for Requesting ARPA Funds

Cuyahoga County Council Member Dale Miller, Cuyahoga County Council District 2, spoke at the first public meeting of the Greater Cleveland American Rescue Plan Coalition meeting last week and referenced the process he is using to consider proposals for up to $3 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding in his district (District 2 comprises...

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Cuyahoga County Council HHSA Committee Approves Salvation Army Contract

The Cuyahoga County Health, Human Service, and Aging committee met on March 16 to hear one contract. The contract extension will run until September 30, 2022, for the Salvation Army Pick Up, Assessment Sheltering Service (PASS) Program. The PASS program provides basic temporary housing and rapid rehousing and recovery for up to 75 homeless men...

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HHSA Considers Homelessness Services and Child Support

The Cuyahoga County Health, Human Service and Aging (HHSA) committee considered two very important subjects during their most recent meetings. The first meeting, held February 16, discussed the issue of homelessness, where the committee considered two contracts that would seek to enhance the delivery of homeless services. The other meeting was held on March 2,...

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Cuyahoga County HHSA committee awards more than $137 million in contracts at February meeting

The Cuyahoga County Council Health, Human Services and Aging (HHSA) Committee met for the first time since December and discussed a number of contracts pertaining to health and human services issues including infant and maternal health, senior services, and foster care. First Year Cleveland land multi-year agreement to address infant mortality The first contract was...

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Cuyahoga County Finalizes 2022-2023 Biennial Budget

The 2022-2023 Cuyahoga County budget, totaling $1.5 billion, represents the last proposed budget for the Armond Budish administration. Budish recently announced that he will not be running for re-election in 2022. In this county budget review, we will examine the 2022-2023 Cuyahoga County budget, as well as some of the amendments performed by Cuyahoga County...

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HHSA Committee Extends Guardianship Contract with Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries

On November 17, 2021 Cuyahoga County Council’s Health, Human Services, and Aging committee met to hear one contract, a contract extension for Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries (LMM) for adult guardianship services. Guardianship is a part-legal/part-social relationship and guardians serve as concerned, caring advocates and surrogate decision-makers. The contract, a one-year extension from December 31, 2021, to...

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Cuyahoga County HHSA Committee Approves Contract to support county senior centers

The Cuyahoga County Health, Human Services, and Aging committee met on October 20, 2021 to discuss a funding increase for the Community Senior Services Program (CSSP). The CSSP program contract, which ends on December 31, 2021, helps to provide funding support for senior centers across the county. The contract amendment would add up to $600,000...

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