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File #: 20-1204    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/8/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 10/6/2020 Final action: 10/6/2020
Title: Probation Department recommending the Board: 1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Amendment I to Agreement for Services 4026 with Justice Benefits, Inc, to increase the not-to-exceed amount by $35,000 for a total not-to-exceed amount of $100,775 to cover the remainder of quarterly invoices through the end of the term of the agreement on August 13, 2021, for the provision of providing the Probation Department professional assistance specific to Federal Title IV-E Administrative Claims; and 2) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute further documents relating to Contract 4026, including future amendments which do not increase the maximum dollar amount or term of the Contract, and contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management. FUNDING: 100% Title IV-E (Federal Payments for Foster Care, Prevention, and Permanency).
Attachments: 1. A - Approved Contract Amendment Routing Sheet, 2. B - Amendment I to Agmt 4026, 3. C - Original Agreement 4026, 4. Executed Agreement #4026 Amendment I
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Probation Department recommending the Board:
1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Amendment I to Agreement for Services 4026 with Justice Benefits, Inc, to increase the not-to-exceed amount by $35,000 for a total not-to-exceed amount of $100,775 to cover the remainder of quarterly invoices through the end of the term of the agreement on August 13, 2021, for the provision of providing the Probation Department professional assistance specific to Federal Title IV-E Administrative Claims; and
2) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute further documents relating to Contract 4026, including future amendments which do not increase the maximum dollar amount or term of the Contract, and contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management.

FUNDING: 100% Title IV-E (Federal Payments for Foster Care, Prevention, and Permanency).
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
Title IV-E of the Social Security Act (Title IV-E) allows local governments to claim partial reimbursement for specified activities undertaken for youth in foster care, youth at risk for removal from their homes, and youth in general. Claims are based on time studies completed for each calendar quarter.

Justice Benefits, Inc, (JBI), provides professional assistance specific to Title IV-E administrative claims, time study software, and assists in exploring new state funding opportunities for the Probation Department through Agreement 4026 with a contract term of August 14, 2019, through August 13, 2021.

Since Board approval is needed for amounts exceeding the Purchasing Agent’s authority, this request is to approve and sign this Amendment I to increase the compensation to a not-to-exceed total of $100,775 to cover remaining quarterly charges through to August 13, 2021.

ALTERNATIVES
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PRIOR BOARD ACTION
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OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT
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CAO RECOMMENDATION
Approve as recommended.

FINANCIAL IMPACT
There is no General Fund impact or increase to Net County C...

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