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File #: 20-1438    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 10/20/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 12/15/2020 Final action: 12/15/2020
Title: Health and Human Services Agency, Veteran Affairs program, recommending the Board: 1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the California Department of Veterans Affairs “County Subvention Program Certificate of Compliance” and the “Medi-Cal Cost Avoidance Program Certificate of Compliance” for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 for participation in each of these programs; 2) Authorize the County Veterans Service Officer to actively participate in the promotion of the California Veterans License Plate program under California Military and Veterans Code Section 972.1; and 3) Authorize the use of special interest license plate fees, in accordance with California Military and Veterans Code Section 972.2, which are deposited in a special revenue fund for extra help staffing in the Veterans Program. FUNDING: State subvention funding of $57,100, Federal Medi-Cal matching funds of $4,143, and Special Revenue funds of $16,392.
Attachments: 1. A - Approved Contract Routing Sheet, 12-15-2020, 2. B - Certificate of Compliance Subvention 2020-2021, 12-15-2020, 3. C - Medi-Cal Certificate of Compliance Med 2020-2021, 12-15-2020, 4. Executed Certificate of Compliance Subvention, 5. Executed Medi-Cal Certificate of Compliance
Related files: 19-1195, 18-1658, 14-1333, 15-1064, 16-0989, 17-1233
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Health and Human Services Agency, Veteran Affairs program, recommending the Board:
1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the California Department of Veterans Affairs “County Subvention Program Certificate of Compliance” and the “Medi-Cal Cost Avoidance Program Certificate of Compliance” for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 for participation in each of these programs;
2) Authorize the County Veterans Service Officer to actively participate in the promotion of the California Veterans License Plate program under California Military and Veterans Code Section 972.1; and
3) Authorize the use of special interest license plate fees, in accordance with California Military and Veterans Code Section 972.2, which are deposited in a special revenue fund for extra help staffing in the Veterans Program.

FUNDING: State subvention funding of $57,100, Federal Medi-Cal matching funds of $4,143, and Special Revenue funds of $16,392.

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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
State subvention funding is distributed to counties that establish and maintain a county Veterans Service Officer on a pro rata basis under the California Military and Veterans Code (CMVC) Section 972.1. The Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-2021 amount is estimated at $57,100.

The California Department of Veteran Affairs obtains federal matching funds to contribute toward the salaries and expenses of County Veterans Service Officers on a pro rata basis for Medi-Cal related activities under CMVC Section 972.5. The FY 2020-2021 amount is estimated at $4,143.

Under CMVC Section 972.2, the County receives revenue from special interest license plate fees which are deposited in a special revenue fund (SRF). The current fiscal year proposed use of these funds is to support extra help staffing in the Veterans Program. The FY 2020-2021 amount is estimated at $16,392.

ALTERNATIVES:
Should the Board decline to approve action items #1 and #2, the funding for the County Veteran Services Officer would be reduced by $61,243. Should ...

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