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File #: 19-1195    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 8/1/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 12/10/2019 Final action: 12/10/2019
Title: Health and Human Services Agency, Veterans Affairs program recommending the Board: 1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the California Department of Veterans Affairs “County Subvention Program Certificate of Compliance” and the “Medi-Cal Cost Avoidance Program Certificate of Compliance” for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 for the participation in each of these programs; 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: and 3) Authorize the use of special interest license plate fees, in accordance with California Military and Veterans Code Section 972.2, which are deposited in a special revenue fund for extra help staffing in the Veterans Program. FUNDING: State & Federal Funding $70,937 State subvention funding $57,100, Federal matching funds $4,143, and Special Revenue funds $9,694.
Attachments: 1. A - Approved Blue, FY19-20 VA Medi-Cal Cost Avoidance and Subvention 12/10/19, 2. B - FY19-20 Subvention Program Certificated of Compliance 12/10/19, 3. C - FY19-20 Medi-Cal Cost Avoidance Program Certificated of Compliance 12/10/19, 4. Executed Subvention Program Certificate of Compliance, 5. Executed Medi-Cal Cost Avoidance Program Certificate of Compliance
Related files: 15-1064, 16-0989, 14-1333, 17-1233, 18-1658, 20-1438, 21-1450
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Health and Human Services Agency, Veterans Affairs program recommending the Board:
1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the California Department of Veterans Affairs “County Subvention Program Certificate of Compliance” and the “Medi-Cal Cost Avoidance Program Certificate of Compliance” for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 for the participation in each of these programs;
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: and
3) Authorize the use of special interest license plate fees, in accordance with California Military and Veterans Code Section 972.2, which are deposited in a special revenue fund for extra help staffing in the Veterans Program.

FUNDING: State & Federal Funding $70,937 State subvention funding $57,100, Federal matching funds $4,143, and Special Revenue funds $9,694.
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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. FY 2019-2020 is estimated at $57,100.

The California Department of Veterans 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. FY 2019-20 is estimated at $4,143.

Under CMVC Section 972.2, the County receives revenue from special interest license plate fees which are deposited in a special revenue fund. The current fiscal year proposed use is to support extra help staffing in the Veterans Program. FY 2019-2020 is estimated at $9,694.

ALTERNATIVES:
Should the Board decline to approve action items #1 and #2, the funding for the County Veterans Service Officer would be reduced by $61,243. Should the Board decline to approve action item #3, the County...

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