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File #: 18-1658    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 10/16/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 11/20/2018 Final action: 11/20/2018
Title: Health and Human Services Agency, Veterans Affairs program recommending the Board: 1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the California Department of Veteran Affairs “County Subvention Program Certificate of Compliance” and the “Medi-Cal Cost Avoidance Program Certificate of Compliance” for Fiscal Year 2018-19 for the participation in each of these programs; and 2) Authorize the County Veterans Service Officer to actively participate in the promotion of the California Veterans License Plate program under California Military and Veterans Code Section 972.1. FUNDING State & Federal Funding ($81,143)
Attachments: 1. A - Approved CRS - VA Subvention 11/20/18, 2. B - VA Subvention & Medi-Cal Cost Avoidance Certifications 11/20/18, 3. VA and Medi-CalCertificate of Compliance, 4. VA Subvention Certificate of Compliance, 5. VA Medi-Cal Certificate of Compliance
Related files: 17-1233, 19-1195, 21-1450, 20-1438
Title
Health and Human Services Agency, Veterans Affairs program recommending the Board:
1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the California Department of Veteran Affairs “County Subvention Program Certificate of Compliance” and the “Medi-Cal Cost Avoidance Program Certificate of Compliance” for Fiscal Year 2018-19 for the participation in each of these programs; and
2) Authorize the County Veterans Service Officer to actively participate in the promotion of the California Veterans License Plate program under California Military and Veterans Code Section 972.1.

FUNDING State & Federal Funding ($81,143)
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
State subvention funding is distributed to counties that establish and maintain a county Veterans Service Officer on a pro rata basis under the California Military and Veterans Code (CMVC) Section 972.1. For Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-19 this is budgeted at $59,000, an increase of $5,000 from FY 2017-18.

The California Department of Veteran Affairs obtains federal matching funds to contribute toward the salaries and expenses of County Veterans Service Officers on a pro rata basis for Medi-Cal related activities under CMVC Section 972.5. The anticipated amount for FY 2018-19 is $4,143, a decrease of $3,224 from FY 2017-18 at $7,367.

Under CMVC Section 972.2, the County receives revenue from special interest license plate fees which are deposited in a special revenue fund. For FY 2018-19 this amount is budgeted at $18,000 and is proposed to be used to support extra help staffing in the Veterans Program.

ALTERNATIVES
Should the Board decline to approve action item #1, the funding for the County Veterans Service Officer would be reduced by $63,143. Should the Board decline to approve action item #2, the County would lose revenue from special interest license plate fees as budgeted in the amount of $18,000.

PRIOR BOARD ACTION
1) Legistar File ID 17-1233, approved by the Board on December 5, 2017.


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