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File #: 21-0242    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 2/9/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 3/23/2021 Final action: 3/23/2021
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 015-2021, which authorizes the Auditor-Controller to: 1) Return money to the Internal Revenue Service for those foster youth no longer in the El Dorado County Foster Care System; and 2) Submit payment in the amount of each EIP received, to foster youth still in the El Dorado County Foster Care system to that youth or legal guardian, as appropriate. FUNDING: CARES Act Economic Impact Payments.
Attachments: 1. A - Resolution-Stimulus Checks 3/23/21, 2. B- Approved CRS Resolution, 3. Executed Resolution 015-2021
Related files: 21-0746
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Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 015-2021, which authorizes the Auditor-Controller to:
1) Return money to the Internal Revenue Service for those foster youth no longer in the El Dorado County Foster Care System; and
2) Submit payment in the amount of each EIP received, to foster youth still in the El Dorado County Foster Care system to that youth or legal guardian, as appropriate.

FUNDING: CARES Act Economic Impact Payments.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
Effective March 19, 2020, the United States Senate approved Senate Bill 3548 cited as the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” or CARES Act. In the CARES Act Section 2101 Recovery Rebates for Individuals for the year 2020 were identified as Economic Impact Payments (EIP). The amounts per individual were outlined in that same section of the CARES Act.

Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) received EIP checks for youth in the El Dorado County (EDC) Foster Care System totaling $16,800, which were deposited into the County treasury. However, California Department of Social Services (CDSS) provided guidance that payments for foster youth are neither Social Security payments, nor Social Disability Income payments, and belong to the foster youth; therefore, counties in receipt of EIP on behalf of foster youth should forward said money to the foster youth (or guardian). In addition, CDSS provided further guidance that if the foster youth is no longer in the county’s foster youth system, the EIP should be returned to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) following guidance provided in an IRS Alert IR-2020-121.

Therefore, HHSA is recommending the Board of Supervisors adopt a Resolution authorizing the Auditor-Controller to act on their behalf and either (1) return money to the IRS for those youth no longer in EDC Foster Care System, or (2) submit payment in the amount of each EIP received for a foster youth still...

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