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File #: 14-0656    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/2/2014 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/10/2014 Final action: 6/10/2014
Title: Health and Human Services Agency, Mental Health Division, recommending the Board consider the following: 1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 030-S1511 with South Lake Tahoe Family Resource Center with a maximum contractual obligation of $405,384 for the term of July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017 for the support of the Latino Outreach Prevention and Early Intervention project in the Tahoe Basin through the County’s Mental Health Services Act Plan; and 2) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute further documents relating to the above noted Agreement, including amendments which do not affect the maximum compensation or term of the Agreement, and contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management. FUNDING: Mental Health Services Act Prevention and Early Intervention Funding.
Attachments: 1. A - 030-S1511 Approved CRS 6-10-14, 2. B - 030-S1511 SLT Family Resource Ctr Agreement 6-10-14, 3. Executed Agreement 030-S1511 (BOS 6-10-14)
Title
Health and Human Services Agency, Mental Health Division, recommending the Board consider the following:
1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 030-S1511 with South Lake Tahoe Family Resource Center with a maximum contractual obligation of $405,384 for the term of July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017 for the support of the Latino Outreach Prevention and Early Intervention project in the Tahoe Basin through the County's Mental Health Services Act Plan; and
2) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute further documents relating to the above noted Agreement, including amendments which do not affect the maximum compensation or term of the Agreement, and contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management.
 
FUNDING:  Mental Health Services Act Prevention and Early Intervention Funding.
Body
BUDGET SUMMARY:
 
Total Estimated Cost……………
$405,384
 
 
Budget - FY 2014/15……….……
$135,128
Budget - FY 2015/16  .………….
$135,128
Budget - FY 2016/17 ……………
$135,128
 
 
Total Funding Available…………
$405,384
 
 
Change To Net County Cost…….
$0
Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost
There is no change to the Net County Cost associated with this agenda item.  Sufficient appropriations are included in the Fiscal Year 2014-15 budget and will be included in future County Budget Requests.
 
Background
On December 10, 2013, the Board adopted and authorized implementation of the FY 2013-14 Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Plan (File ID 13-1512).  Included in the approved MHSA Plan is the "Latino Outreach" program under the Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) component.
 
The Latino Outreach project is a highly effective and culturally specific intervention strategy program utilizing the Promotora model, and provides outreach, engagement, and early intervention services.  The program reduces barriers to mental health care access while decreasing the health disparities experienced by the Latino population.  This program addresses isolation, language barriers, and cultural traditions in the prevention of and early intervention for mental illness in the Latino population by contributing to a system of care designed to engage Latino families and provide greater access to culturally competent mental health services.
 
The short-term goals for this program are to increase mental health services utilized by the Latino community, thereby decreasing the isolation and peer and family problems that result from unmet mental needs.  The long-term goals for this program include reducing the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness, achievement of integration of prevention programs already offered in the community, and reduction in suicide, incarcerations, and school failure or dropouts.
 
The "Latino Outreach" project has successfully been provided by the South Lake Tahoe Family Resource Center for the South Lake Tahoe area since 2008.  Due to the specialized nature of the services required under the Project, the provision of these services are more economically and feasibly performed by the South Lake Tahoe Family Resource Center than through the County Mental Health Division.
 
Reason for Recommendation
Latino children, adults, older adults, and families are receiving Latino Outreach services through Agreement for Services 063-S1311, which expires June 30, 2014.  To ensure continuity of and continued access to these specialized services, authorization of Agreement for Services 030-S1511 will allow for the continuation of  identified and approved MHSA Plan services for existing and future clients.
 
Clerk of the Board Follow Up Actions
1) Chair to sign two (2) originals of Agreement for Services 030-S1511.
2) Clerk of the Board to return one (1) original Agreement to HHSA Contracts Unit at Briw Road.
 
Contact
Don Ashton, M.P.A., Director
 
Concurrences
County Counsel, Risk Management, and Human Resources