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File #: 20-0338    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 2/26/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 3/17/2020 Final action: 3/17/2020
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 046-2020, revising the Fiscal Year 2019-20 Authorized Personnel Resolution 105-2019 for the Health and Human Services Agency, adding 1.0 Full Time Equivalent Social Worker I/II, dedicated to the Housing Support Program of the CalWORKs program. FUNDING: 100% California Department of Social Services Housing Support Program funding.
Attachments: 1. A - Approved Blue Route 03/17/2020, 2. B - Final Reso Add 1.0 FTE Social Worker I.II 03/17/2020, 3. Executed Resolution 046-2020
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Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 046-2020, revising the Fiscal Year 2019-20 Authorized Personnel Resolution 105-2019 for the Health and Human Services Agency, adding 1.0 Full Time Equivalent Social Worker I/II, dedicated to the Housing Support Program of the CalWORKs program.

FUNDING: 100% California Department of Social Services Housing Support Program funding.

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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
The California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Housing Support Program (HSP) was established by Senate Bill 855 (Chapter 29, Statutes of 2014) and was designed to assist and stabilize families as they move into permanent housing and work toward self-sufficiency while also improving overall child well-being. HSP assists homeless CalWORKs families in quickly obtaining permanent housing and provides wrap-around supports to help ensure housing retention. El Dorado County (County) implemented the HSP in Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-16, and has received annual funding allocations since that time from the California Department of Social Services to provide housing supports to homeless CalWORKs families.

The funding proposal submitted for FY 2019-20 included a plan for more intensive case management for complex and challenging cases; as a result, the County was awarded an increase of $317,487 over the prior fiscal year, specifically for the purpose of adding a 1.0 fulltime equivalent (FTE) Social Worker dedicated to the HSP program. This increase in base funding is for current and future years.

The primary purpose of this additional allocation is to provide intensive case management to both ongoing and challenging HSP cases, thereby allowing the Employment and Training workers to focus on core services. This additional Social Worker position will conduct outreach, and provide a higher level of skilled intensive case management to HSP participants, to better support the complex...

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