IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 14, 2019
Mr. Menendez introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
To modify the minimum allocation requirement for the emergency solutions grants program.
This Act may be cited as the
Local Solutions to End Homelessness Act of 2019.
Minimum allocation requirement for emergency solutions grants program
Section 414(b) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11373(b)) is amended to read as follows:
Minimum allocation requirement
If, under the allocation provisions applicable under this subtitle, a metropolitan city or an urban county would receive a grant of less than .05 percent of the amounts appropriated under section 408 and made available to carry out this subtitle for any fiscal year, such amount shall be reallocated to the State in which the metropolitan city or urban county, as applicable, is located, except that—
in the case of the metropolitan city, such amount shall be reallocated to the urban county in which the metropolitan city is located, if the urban county—
has previously received and administered assistance under this section; and
agrees to receive such amount; and
in the case of the urban county, such amount shall be provided to the urban county if the urban county has previously received and administered assistance under this section.
Notwithstanding paragraph (1), a metropolitan city shall receive the grant amount described such paragraph if the metropolitan city—
is located in a State that does not have counties as local governments;
has a population greater than 40,000 but less than 50,000 as used in determining the fiscal year 1987 community development block grant program allocation; and
was allocated in excess of $1,000,000 in community development block grant funds in fiscal year 1987.
Amounts reallocated to urban counties
An urban county that receives amounts reallocated under paragraph (1)(A) shall expend those amounts for the benefit of metropolitan cities located in the urban county.