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File #: 13-0636    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/23/2013 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/11/2013 Final action: 6/11/2013
Title: Health and Human Services Agency, Social Services Division, recommending the Board authorize the Chair to sign a Budget Transfer increasing In-Home Supportive Services Program Administration revenue and appropriations by $123,000, decreasing In-Home Supportive Services IP Program revenue and appropriations by $141,973, and decreasing operating transfers and increasing appropriations for contingencies by $141,973 within the Social Services 1991Realignment fund due to a change in State payment methodology for the In-Home Supportive Services program. (4/5 vote required) FUNDING: 85% Federal/State In-Home Supportive Services Allocation with 15% required County Match met primarily with realignment resources.
Attachments: 1. A - IHSS MOE BTR 6-11-13, 2. B - CDSS County Fiscal Ltr 12/13-28 6-11-13
Title
Health and Human Services Agency, Social Services Division, recommending the Board authorize the Chair to sign a Budget Transfer increasing In-Home Supportive Services Program Administration revenue and appropriations by $123,000, decreasing In-Home Supportive Services IP Program revenue and appropriations by $141,973, and decreasing operating transfers and increasing appropriations for contingencies by $141,973 within the Social Services 1991Realignment fund due to a change in State payment methodology for the In-Home Supportive Services program. (4/5 vote required)

FUNDING: 85% Federal/State In-Home Supportive Services Allocation with 15% required County Match met primarily with realignment resources.
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BUDGET SUMMARY:
Total Estimated Revenue………… $123,000

Budgeted…………………………
New Funding……………………. $123,000
Savings…………………………
Other……………………………
Total Funding Available………… $123,000

Change To Net County Cost…… $0


Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost
This Budget Transfer does not result in a change to Net County Cost.

Background
Each County in California is required to operate an In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program to provide personal care and domestic services to aged, blind or disabled individuals in their own homes. The purpose of the program is to allow individuals who are recipients of these services to live safely at home rather than in costly and less desirable out-of-home placement facilities. The individual recipient of services is not only the consumer of the services, but is also the actual employer of each individual provider, holding all powers and responsibilities of employers with the exception of determining the total number of hours that may be worked each week and the salary and benefit levels.

Reason for Recommendation
Effective July 1, 2012 Senate Bill 1036 required all counties to have an In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Maintenance of Effort (MOE) in lieu of the State/County costs sha...

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