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File #: 14-1024    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 7/17/2014 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 8/5/2014 Final action: 8/5/2014
Title: Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division, recommending the Board approve and authorize the Director to sign a letter supporting the El Dorado County Community Health Center’s application to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration for Service Area Competition grant funding. FUNDING: Federal Grant Funding.
Attachments: 1. A - EDCCHC HRSA Grant Letter of Support 8-5-14, 2. B - Funding Opportunity Announcement HRSA-15-010 8-5-14
Title
Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division, recommending the Board approve and authorize the Director to sign a letter supporting the El Dorado County Community Health Center's application to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration for Service Area Competition grant funding.
 
FUNDING:  Federal Grant Funding.
Body
Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost
The letter of support has no financial impact on the County.  
 
Background
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released a funding opportunity announcement for FY 2015 Service Area Competition (SAC) to improve the health of underserved communities and vulnerable populations nationwide through continued access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services.  
 
The El Dorado County Community Health Center (EDCCHC) is a current HRSA SAC grantee and is applying for competing continuation funding under this application.  If awarded, funding will be used to support operations for continued provision of health care services in El Dorado County.  The grant application is due August 13, 2014.
 
Reason for Recommendation
The EDCCHC has requested a letter of support from the Health and Human Services Agency to include with their HRSA 2015 SAC grant application.
 
Clerk of the Board Follow Up Actions
None.
 
Contact
Don Ashton, M.P.A., Director