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File #: 20-1140    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 8/21/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/29/2020 Final action: 9/29/2020
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board: 1) Accept Covid-19 Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) Enhancing Detection Funding Award Number Covid-19ELC10 from California Department of Public Health for the retroactive term of May 28, 2020 to November 17, 2022, in the amount of $2,289,931 for three years; 2) Delegate authority to the Health and Human Services Agency Director, or designee, to sign certifications on invoices to receive reimbursement for activities; and execute any resulting Grant Agreement contingent upon review by County Counsel, in accordance with Board of Supervisors Policy A-23; and 3) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign a Budget Transfer Request increasing the Federal revenue and appropriations by $671,667 in the Fiscal Year 2020-21 Adopted Budget for the purpose of ELC Enhancement activities. FUNDING: 100% California Department of Public Health Allocation.
Attachments: 1. A - El Dorado Allocation Letter ELC COVID-19ELC10 8.11.20 9/29/20, 2. B - ELC Enhancing Detection Guidelines 9/29/20, 3. C - Draft Budget Transfer Request 9/29/20, 4. D - Certification - Invoice 9/29/20, 5. E - Board Policy A-23 9/29/20, 6. F - Work Plan 9/29/20, 7. G - Spend Plan 9/29/20, 8. Executed Budget Transfer
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Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board:
1) Accept Covid-19 Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) Enhancing Detection Funding Award Number Covid-19ELC10 from California Department of Public Health for the retroactive term of May 28, 2020 to November 17, 2022, in the amount of $2,289,931 for three years;
2) Delegate authority to the Health and Human Services Agency Director, or designee, to sign certifications on invoices to receive reimbursement for activities; and execute any resulting Grant Agreement contingent upon review by County Counsel, in accordance with Board of Supervisors Policy A-23; and
3) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign a Budget Transfer Request increasing the Federal revenue and appropriations by $671,667 in the Fiscal Year 2020-21 Adopted Budget for the purpose of ELC Enhancement activities.

FUNDING: 100% California Department of Public Health Allocation.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
On August 11, 2020, the California Department of Public Health released notice to counties regarding the award of COVID-19 Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) Enhancing Detection Funding. Attachment A to this item outlines the proposed use and allocations for the County of El Dorado:
1) Enhance laboratory, surveillance and other workforce capacity for local health department staffing needs to implement actions across all strategies identified by this source of funding: $495,686; and
2) Improve Public Health surveillance and reporting of Electronic Health Data by enhanced disease monitoring activities to identify disparities and track progress in reducing disparities over time: $332,435; and
3) Use laboratory data to enhance investigation, response, and prevention by supporting the State of California’s comprehensive contact tracing program, California Connected, which was developed in April 2020 and includes an academic training institute, statewide data management and communications platform to support COVID-19 cont...

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