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File #: 21-0366    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/2/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 3/16/2021 Final action: 3/16/2021
Title: Chief Administrative Office and Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), recommending the Board of Supervisors consider the following: 1) Provide direction for the use of General Fund savings generated by reimbursement for Coronavirus mitigation and response activities by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in 2020; 2) Approve the spending plan for funding awarded through the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity Enhancing Detection program and authorize the HHSA Director to shift funding between allowable categories as needed with the concurrence of the CAO and; 3) Direct staff to return to the Board with a budget transfer for the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity Enhancing Detection program spending plan. FUNDING: General Fund ($2.6m) and Federal Coronavirus Relief Funding ($6.5m).
Attachments: 1. A - ELC Enhanced Detection II Draft Budget 3_7_21
Related files: 21-0754, 21-0920, 21-1416
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Chief Administrative Office and Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), recommending the Board of Supervisors consider the following:
1) Provide direction for the use of General Fund savings generated by reimbursement for Coronavirus mitigation and response activities by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in 2020;
2) Approve the spending plan for funding awarded through the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity Enhancing Detection program and authorize the HHSA Director to shift funding between allowable categories as needed with the concurrence of the CAO and;
3) Direct staff to return to the Board with a budget transfer for the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity Enhancing Detection program spending plan.

FUNDING: General Fund ($2.6m) and Federal Coronavirus Relief Funding ($6.5m).
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND

CARES ACT SAVINGS

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the CARES Act, an economic relief package to provide assistance to families, workers, businesses, and state, local, and tribal governments to help mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency. The Fiscal Year 2020-21 California State budget included pass-through allocations to Counties and Cities. El Dorado County received $19,701,722 to cover expenses that were necessary due to the public health emergency with respect to COVID-19 and were incurred during the period March 1, 2020, through December 30, 2020.

The Chief Administrative Office asked County departments to identify costs related to the public health emergency that were incurred in Fiscal Year 2019-20 and to project needs through December 30, 2020, and reached out to other local agencies, including fire districts, school districts, chambers of commerce, and hospitals to see if they needed assistance, or could help provide assistance to the community through use of these funds. The Board approved a spending plan for these funds on August 4, 2020 (file #20-1013). Some of the funding ...

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