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File #: 20-0734    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/21/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/30/2020 Final action: 6/30/2020
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board: 1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 107-2020 thereby delegating authority to the Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) Director, on behalf of the County, to accept Agreement 20F-3648 (Agreement) to be issued by the California Department of Community Services and Development for COVID-19 activities, in the amount of $394,410, for a term of July 1, 2020 through May 31, 2022; 2) Delegate authority to the HHSA Director, on behalf of the County, to sign all necessary documents to secure the funding, including any amendments thereto that do not increase net County cost, and contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management, as applicable; 3) Approve and authorize the HHSA Director to execute any required programmatic reports for said Agreement; and 4) Approve and authorize the HHSA Chief Fiscal Officer to execute any required fiscal reports for said Agreement. FUNDING: Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relie...
Attachments: 1. A - Approved CRS, 06-30-2020.pdf, 2. B - CSBG CARES Resolution, 06-30-2020.pdf, 3. Executed Resolution 107-2020
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Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board:
1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 107-2020 thereby delegating authority to the Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) Director, on behalf of the County, to accept Agreement 20F-3648 (Agreement) to be issued by the California Department of Community Services and Development for COVID-19 activities, in the amount of $394,410, for a term of July 1, 2020 through May 31, 2022;
2) Delegate authority to the HHSA Director, on behalf of the County, to sign all necessary documents to secure the funding, including any amendments thereto that do not increase net County cost, and contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management, as applicable;
3) Approve and authorize the HHSA Director to execute any required programmatic reports for said Agreement; and
4) Approve and authorize the HHSA Chief Fiscal Officer to execute any required fiscal reports for said Agreement.

FUNDING: Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which includes $1 billion in supplemental Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) funds for states to prevent, prepare for, or respond to COVID-19.

As of June 4, 2020, The Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) has not yet issued the Agreement. Through their webinar, CSD proposed the following potential uses for the funds:

Housing:
Short term housing rentals, rental payments, mortgage payments, hotel vouchers, utility payments, and housing placements.

Health:
Health care screening, mental health counseling, health screenings for staff (e.g. temperature checks).

Employment:
Pre-employment physicals and background checks, employment counseling, job placement, distance vocational training, distance employment readiness training, employment supplies (e.g., personal protective equipment).

Food Ass...

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