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File #: 19-1435    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/18/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 11/19/2019 Final action: 11/19/2019
Title: Department of Child Support Services recommending the Board: 1) Approve and authorize a budget amendment to increase the Department revenue and appropriations budget by $50,000 for Fiscal Year 2019-20, due to an increase in allocation from the Department of Child Support Services (DCSS), for the purchase of two (2) new vehicles to be utilized as community outreach mobile offices; and 2) Approve the addition of two (2) vehicles at a cost not to exceed $25,000 each to the Department's FY 2019-20 Fixed Asset list. (4/5 Vote required to approve the budget amendment) FUNDING: State and Federal funding resulting from increase in allocation by DCSS.
Attachments: 1. A - Vehicle Quote 11-19-19, 2. B - Budget Transfer 11-19-19, 3. C - State Approval 11-19-19, 4. Executed Budget Transfer
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Department of Child Support Services recommending the Board:
1) Approve and authorize a budget amendment to increase the Department revenue and appropriations budget by $50,000 for Fiscal Year 2019-20, due to an increase in allocation from the Department of Child Support Services (DCSS), for the purchase of two (2) new vehicles to be utilized as community outreach mobile offices; and
2) Approve the addition of two (2) vehicles at a cost not to exceed $25,000 each to the Department's FY 2019-20 Fixed Asset list. (4/5 Vote required to approve the budget amendment)

FUNDING: State and Federal funding resulting from increase in allocation by DCSS.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
Last Spring, Child Support Services (CSS) implemented an aggressive Community Outreach Program with a goal of reaching all areas of the county. In addition to outreach events in South Lake Tahoe, staff members have participated in events ranging from Garden Valley to the South County Health and Safety Fair in Fairplay. The department is actively working on "re-branding" the local program because many members of the community are not sure what services the agency provides. Revamping the outreach program by going out into the community, including more rural areas, with these mobile offices will allow the ability to provide services to members of the community that are not able to visit either local office. Pursuant to federal regulations 45 CFR Section 302.30 all child support agencies are required to conduct outreach programs to inform the public about the availability of Title IV-D services.

CSS worked with County Fleet and Procurement and Contracts to review vehicles acceptable for purchase for the Department per Fleet policy and determined that a 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan or equivalent would suffice to meet the needs of the Department and the community (quote included in Attachment A). The quote is approximately $25,000 per vehicle, including sales tax and delivery charges. Both...

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