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File #: 18-1762    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 11/1/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 12/4/2018 Final action: 12/4/2018
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board: 1) Authorize the submission of a grant application to the California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency, Homeless Coordinating and Financing Counsel, for the Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) grant; 2) Designate the Director of Health and Human Services Agency to serve as the Authorized Representative of the Administrative Entity for the grant, in accordance with the requirements of the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the grant program; 3) Delegate authority to the Director of Health and Human Services Agency to accept funding and execute the grant agreement, if awarded, including any extension(s) or amendment(s) thereto, contingent upon County Counsel and Risk Management approval; and 4) Authorize the Director of Health and Human Services Agency, Chief Fiscal Officer, or designee to administer any agreement, or subsequent administrative documents relating to said award, including required fiscal and pr...
Attachments: 1. A - HEAP Application Announcement - 18-1762 - 12-04-18 .pdf, 2. B - HEAP Standard Agreement Package Sample - 18-1762 - 12-04-18.pdf, 3. C- HEAP Authorized Signatory - 18-1762 - 12-04-18.pdf
Related files: 19-0181
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Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board:
1) Authorize the submission of a grant application to the California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency, Homeless Coordinating and Financing Counsel, for the Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) grant;
2) Designate the Director of Health and Human Services Agency to serve as the Authorized Representative of the Administrative Entity for the grant, in accordance with the requirements of the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the grant program;
3) Delegate authority to the Director of Health and Human Services Agency to accept funding and execute the grant agreement, if awarded, including any extension(s) or amendment(s) thereto, contingent upon County Counsel and Risk Management approval; and
4) Authorize the Director of Health and Human Services Agency, Chief Fiscal Officer, or designee to administer any agreement, or subsequent administrative documents relating to said award, including required fiscal and programmatic reports.

FUNDING:
The program provides a total of $1,448,323.63 in funding, which consists entirely (100%) of State funding resulting from Senate Bill (SB) 850, which was signed into law by Governor Brown in June of 2018. No matching funds are required.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
In June of 2018, Governor Brown signed into law Senate Bill 850 (SB 850), which provided $500 million in a block grant program designed to provide direct assistance to localities to address the homeless crisis throughout California. Sections 50213 (a-b) of SB 850 indicate administrative entities are eligible to receive the funding based on an allocation methodology resulting from the homeless population range based on the 2017 Point in Time (PIT) count and the proportionate share of the total homeless population based on said count.

On September 5, 2018, the California Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency’s California Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council released ...

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