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File #: 18-1306    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 8/16/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/18/2018 Final action: 9/18/2018
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board: 1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 186-2018, which authorizes the County to participate in the one-time Homeless Mentally Ill Outreach and Treatment funding opportunity available as a result of California Senate Bill 840; 2) Designate the Health and Human Services Agency as the primary contact for the Homeless Mentally Ill Outreach and Treatment funding opportunity for the County; and 3) Authorize the Director of Health and Human Services Agency to sign a Letter of Interest as a part of the solicitation for the Homeless Mentally Ill Outreach and Treatment funding opportunity. FUNDING: State Funding.
Attachments: 1. A - Approved Routing Sheet 18-1306 09-18-18, 2. B- MHIOT - Resolution 18-1306 09-18-18, 3. C - HMIOTF - Letter of Interest 18-1306 09-18-18, 4. D - HMIOTF Funding Announcement 18-1306 09-18-18, 5. Executed Resolution 186-2018
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Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board:
1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 186-2018, which authorizes the County to participate in the one-time Homeless Mentally Ill Outreach and Treatment funding opportunity available as a result of California Senate Bill 840;
2) Designate the Health and Human Services Agency as the primary contact for the Homeless Mentally Ill Outreach and Treatment funding opportunity for the County; and
3) Authorize the Director of Health and Human Services Agency to sign a Letter of Interest as a part of the solicitation for the Homeless Mentally Ill Outreach and Treatment funding opportunity.

FUNDING: State Funding.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On July 31, 2018, the State of California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), announced the release of funding as the result of Senate Bill 840, to support investments in mental health services and homelessness. The one-time funding consists of $100,000, and does not require matching funds. It does, however, encourage Counties to utilize the funding to leverage other funding sources, in serving individuals with severe mental illness who are also homeless or at immediate risk of becoming homeless.

The Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) intends to pursue this funding, with the Board’s approval. To do so, DHCS requires the Board to designate an entity as the Primary Contact for the County; this entity will be responsible for submitting a signed letter on behalf of the County, along with a copy of the attached Resolution signed by the Chair of the Board of Supervisors.

ALTERNATIVES
Should the Board decline to (1) adopt the attached Resolution, (2) designate the Director of HHSA as the primary contact, or (3) authorize the Director of HHSA to sign the Letter of Interest, the County would be ineligible to receive funding through the Homeless Mentally Ill Outreach and Treatment funding opportunity.

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