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File #: 14-1018    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 7/17/2014 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 7/29/2014 Final action: 7/29/2014
Title: Health and Human Services Agency, Social Services Division, recommending the Board approve and ratify the Director’s signature on a letter supporting the California Department of Social Services’ grant application to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families for funding to address Human Trafficking within the Child Welfare Population. FUNDING: Federal Grant Funding.
Attachments: 1. A - CDSS CSEC Ltr of Support 7-29-14, 2. B - ACF Funding Opportunity Announcement 7-29-14
Title
Health and Human Services Agency, Social Services Division, recommending the Board approve and ratify the Director’s signature on a letter supporting the California Department of Social Services’ grant application to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families for funding to address Human Trafficking within the Child Welfare Population.

FUNDING: Federal Grant Funding.
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Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost
The letter of support has no financial impact on the County.

Background
The Children’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration of Children and Families recently released a grant funding opportunity to address trafficking within the child welfare population. The maximum grant award is $250,000 per year for five years. The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has agreed to take the lead in applying on behalf of the State of California. The grant opportunity provides funding for the continued development of child welfare services' response to human trafficking through infrastructure building and a multi-system approach among local law enforcement, juvenile justice, court systems, runaway and homeless youth programs, Children’s Justice Act grantees, child advocacy centers, and other applicable service providers.

On July 9, 2014, CDSS notified the Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) that El Dorado had been selected as a participant in the grant proposal along with Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, San Joaquin, Sacramento, and San Bernardino counties. As a participant in the grant project the County will receive technical assistance and support for developing interagency protocols. The funding obtained through this grant will be used to promote consistency across counties, provide guidance, facilitate the dissemination of promising practices throughout the state and to other jurisdictions, and will provide for the evaluation of programs and protocols devel...

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