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File #: 19-1061    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 7/2/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 8/27/2019 Final action: 8/27/2019
Title: Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) recommending the Board: 1) Accept funding from the California Department of Aging and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement CF-1920-29 in the amount of $32,606 for the provision of CalFresh expansion services for the period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020; 2) Authorize the HHSA Director to execute any additional documents or amendments related to Agreement CF-1920-29 contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management; and 4) Authorize the HHSA Director or Chief Fiscal Officer to administer any subsequent administrative documents relating to said funding, including required fiscal and programmatic reports. FUNDING: Federal and State Funding: 50% State Administrative Matching Grants for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; 50% California Department of Aging.
Attachments: 1. A - Approved CRS, CA Dept of Aging, CalFresh CF-1920-29, 2. B - CA Dept of Aging, CalFresh, CF-1920-29, 3. Executed Agreement CF-1920-29
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Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) recommending the Board:
1) Accept funding from the California Department of Aging and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement CF-1920-29 in the amount of $32,606 for the provision of CalFresh expansion services for the period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020;
2) Authorize the HHSA Director to execute any additional documents or amendments related to Agreement CF-1920-29 contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management; and
4) Authorize the HHSA Director or Chief Fiscal Officer to administer any subsequent administrative documents relating to said funding, including required fiscal and programmatic reports.

FUNDING: Federal and State Funding: 50% State Administrative Matching Grants for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; 50% California Department of Aging.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
The CalFresh Program is a federally funded program that helps low-income people buy the food they need for good health. Recipients of Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment (SSI/SSP) were previously not eligible to receive CalFresh assistance, however, as of June 1, 2019; CalFresh was expanded to allow SSI/SSP recipients to receive the benefit.

Under this Agreement, the California Department of Aging (CDA) will provide funds to assist with outreach and application assistance for those affected. The expansion activities covered under this Agreement will only apply to County of El Dorado (County) residents 60 years of age or older and disabled adults who are potentially eligible or currently receiving SSI/SSP.

The performance service goal outlined in this Agreement is for 133 older adults in the County to receive application assistance by the County’s Area Agency on Aging (AAA), the County agency responsible for the administration of older adult programs. AAA develops and implements the Area Plan for Older Adult Services in the County.

Upon approval of the CalFresh benefit,...

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