In response to the continuing Covid-19 situation, the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has announced a Local Authority Emergency Assistance Grant for Food and Essential Supplies to support people who are struggling with food and essential supplies. The County Council’s share of the grant is £737,319. The accompanying guidance states the receiving authority can use its discretion to support those most in need. It is proposed to introduce a simple countywide approach to ensure the funding supports those in need quickly.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Divisions affected: (All Divisions);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/09/2020
This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.
Reason for urgency:
This decision is urgent due to the need for the County Council to respond quickly to the continuing Covid-19 situation.
Decision due: 7 September 2020 by Director of Law and Assurance
Lead member: Tony Kershaw, Director of Law and Assurance firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Emily King, Acting Director of Communities emily.king: Email: email@example.com Tel: 033 022 23876.
Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan Tel: 0330 022 26050
West Sussex Plan Priority: A Safe, Strong and Sustainable Place