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File #: 20-0217    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 2/5/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 3/10/2020 Final action: 3/10/2020
Title: Probation Department recommending the Board: 1) Approve and authorize Brian Richart, Chief Probation Officer, to sign and submit the Grant Agreement BSCC 0016-18-MH with the Board of State Community Corrections (BSCC); 2) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 031-2020 authorizing the Probation Department to take necessary actions to establish a County Trust Account for grant funding received in the amount of $26,460 for Mental Health Training through the BSCC; and 3) Approve a budget transfer in the amount of $26,460 recognizing Fiscal Year 2019-2020 an increase in State Revenues, BSCC Grant revenues and an increase in operating expenditures. (4/5 vote required) FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - Agreement, 2. B - Blue Route, 3. C - Resolution, 4. D - Budget Transfer, 5. Executed Resolution 031-2020, 6. Executed Budget Transfer
Related files: 21-1935
Title
Probation Department recommending the Board:
1) Approve and authorize Brian Richart, Chief Probation Officer, to sign and submit the Grant Agreement BSCC 0016-18-MH with the Board of State Community Corrections (BSCC);
2) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 031-2020 authorizing the Probation Department to take necessary actions to establish a County Trust Account for grant funding received in the amount of $26,460 for Mental Health Training through the BSCC; and
3) Approve a budget transfer in the amount of $26,460 recognizing Fiscal Year 2019-2020 an increase in State Revenues, BSCC Grant revenues and an increase in operating expenditures. (4/5 vote required)

FUNDING: N/A
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
In April 2019, the Probation Department (Probation) was notified by the Board of State Community Corrections (BSCC) of $7 million available for local corrections agencies for a statewide mental health training initiative. The goal is to provide funding to local corrections agencies to provide critical mental health related training to staff. To receive funding, to be dispersed on a per capita basis, Probation completed and submitted a needs assessment survey to BSCC in May 2019. There was no advance notice stating any award funding would have to be included for Fiscal Year 2019/2020 (19/20).

In August 2019, Probation was notified of a Federal Justice Assistance Grant through BSCC in the amount of $26,460. Subsequent to the notification, Probation staff has worked with BSCC to clarify and finalize the language of the grant agreement. Staff is now requesting the Board of Supervisors approve and authorize signature and acceptance of these grant funds. Probation will not receive the funds until the Grant Agreement is signed and submitted.

Grant funds will provide for:
1) Mental health related training for local corrections staff
2) Instructor training for the new Behavioral Health training included in all three Standard for Training and Co...

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