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File #: 14-0720    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/14/2014 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 Chair to sign Agreement for Services 565-S1411 with Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County for the provision of mentoring services in support of the Mentoring for 3-5 Year Olds by Adults and Older Adults Prevention and Early Intervention Project, with a term commencing upon execution to June 30, 2016 in an amount not to exceed $150,000; and 2) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or their designee, to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 565-S1411, including amendments which do not affect the maximum dollar amount or the term of the Agreement, and contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management. FUNDING: Mental Health Services Act.
Attachments: 1. A - Approved CRS 582-S1411, 2. B - Big Brothers Big Sisters of EDC Agmt. 565-S1411, 3. Executed Agreement 565-S1411 (BOS 6-10-14)
Title
Health and Human Services Agency, Mental Health Division, recommending the Board consider the following:
1) Approve and authorize Chair to sign Agreement for Services 565-S1411 with Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County for the provision of mentoring services in support of the Mentoring for 3-5 Year Olds by Adults and Older Adults Prevention and Early Intervention Project, with a term commencing upon execution to June 30, 2016 in an amount not to exceed $150,000; and
2) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or their designee, to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 565-S1411, including amendments which do not affect the maximum dollar amount or the term of the Agreement, and contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management.
 
FUNDING:  Mental Health Services Act.
Body
BUDGET SUMMARY:
 
Total Estimated Cost……………
$150,000
 
 
Budget - FY 2013/14 and 2014/15…
$100,000
Budget - FY 2015/16  ………………
$50,000
Total Funding Available…………
$150,000
 
 
Change To Net County Cost……
$0
 
Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost
There is no change to net County cost associated with this agenda item.  Sufficient appropriations have been included in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013-14 adopted budget and will be included in future budgets for the term of the Agreement.  If changes in funding occur in future FYs, the amount of the Agreement will be adjusted appropriately.
 
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 FY 2013-14 MHSA Plan are the "Youth and Children's Services" program under the Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) component, which includes the Mentoring for 3-5 Year Olds by Adults and Older Adults Project (Project).  The objective of this project is to provide mentoring and early intervention services to children ages 3-5 and their families with the goals of improving the emotional and physical stabilization of at-risk families, improving infant/child wellness, and improving coping and parenting abilities for parents.
 
For more than 100 years, the Big Brothers Big Sisters have operated under the belief that every child has the ability to succeed and thrive in life.  They develop mentoring relationships to help children reach their full potential through one-to-one relationships. The purpose of the services under this Agreement is to provide mentoring for children ages 3-5, who are at risk for mental illness.
 
Reason for Recommendation
MHSA mandates that stakeholders are to be provided with the opportunity to provide input into the MHSA Plan development on topics such as community needs and funding allocations.  During the community planning process for FY 2013-14, one of the unmet needs identified by the public was mental health services for children under the age of five and their families who do not meet the specialty mental health criteria.  To address those needs, the Project was incorporated into the MHSA plan under the PEI component.   
 
Once a MHSA Plan is adopted by the Board of Supervisors, the County implements the PEI projects identified in the MHSA Plan.  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 Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County than through the County Mental Health Division.
 
Clerk of the Board Follow Up Actions
1) Chair to sign two (2) originals of Agreement for Services 565-S1411.
2) Clerk of the Board Office to return one (1) original Agreement to HHSA at Briw Road.
 
Contact
Don Ashton, M.P.A., Director
 
Concurrences
County Counsel, Risk Management, and Human Resources