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File #: 20-0628    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/28/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/19/2020 Final action: 5/19/2020
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board: 1) Authorize the submission of a grant application to the County Medical Services Program for the COVID-19 Emergency Response Grant (CERG) in the estimated amount of $521,873 and an anticipated term of 12 months following a fully executed funding agreement; 2) Authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to execute the “Cover Sheet” for the grant, thereby attesting to and certifying as required by the grant; 3) Delegate authority to the Director of Health and Human Services Agency to accept the funding, if awarded, and execute any funding agreement contingent on County Counsel and Risk Management approval; 4) Authorize the Director of Health and Human Services Agency, Chief Fiscal Officer, or designee, to submit any administrative reports, fiscal reports, and/or amendments to the funding agreement that do not change the funding amount; and 5) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign a Budget Transfer form, specific to the CERG fu...
Attachments: 1. A - CERG Application Documents - 20-0628 - 05-19-20.pdf, 2. B - BTR Memo - 20-0628 - 05-19-20.pdf, 3. C - Budget Transfer Request - 20-0628 - 05-19-20.pdf, 4. Executed Budget Transfer
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Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board:
1) Authorize the submission of a grant application to the County Medical Services Program for the COVID-19 Emergency Response Grant (CERG) in the estimated amount of $521,873 and an anticipated term of 12 months following a fully executed funding agreement;
2) Authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to execute the “Cover Sheet” for the grant, thereby attesting to and certifying as required by the grant;
3) Delegate authority to the Director of Health and Human Services Agency to accept the funding, if awarded, and execute any funding agreement contingent on County Counsel and Risk Management approval;
4) Authorize the Director of Health and Human Services Agency, Chief Fiscal Officer, or designee, to submit any administrative reports, fiscal reports, and/or amendments to the funding agreement that do not change the funding amount; and
5) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign a Budget Transfer form, specific to the CERG funding, thereby increasing the State Revenue and Appropriations by $521,873. (4/5 vote required)

FUNDING: State funding administered by the County Medical Services Program in the anticipated amount of $521,873 with no matching funds required.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
On April 3, 2020, the County Medical Services Program (CMSP) released a Request for Applications (RFA), seeking to support CMSP Counties in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency. The RFA specifies an allocation of $521,873 is available for El Dorado County.

Funding made available through this RFA can be used for the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE), quarantine related costs for uninsured and underinsured populations, personnel costs related to the emergency response effort, subaward agreements to nonprofit community-based organizations responding to the emergency, as well as public outreach and information specific to the emergency.

The Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) cu...

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