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File #: 20-1645    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 12/2/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/8/2021 Final action: 6/8/2021
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board: 1) Find that in accordance with Ordinance section 3.13.030, D., that the provision of Child Care Bridge Program for Foster Children Services in Agreement 5344 provided Catalyst Family Inc., doing business as Catalyst Community, are in the public's best interest and by legislative authority, pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code Section 11461.6 and Senate Bill 89, it is mandated that the service be performed by independent contractors; 2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 5344 with Catalyst Family Inc., doing business as Catalyst Community, for the term of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2024 with a maximum first fiscal year obligation of $277,334 with each successive year’s maximum to be determined based on State allocations; and 3) Authorize the Health and Human Services Agency Director, or designee, to execute further documents related to Agreement for Services 5344, contingent upon County Counse...
Attachments: 1. A - Approved CRS 5344, 2. B - Agmt 5344 Catalyst Family, 3. Executed Agreement 5344
Related files: 18-1176, 17-1181
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Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board:
1) Find that in accordance with Ordinance section 3.13.030, D., that the provision of Child Care Bridge Program for Foster Children Services in Agreement 5344 provided Catalyst Family Inc., doing business as Catalyst Community, are in the public's best interest and by legislative authority, pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code Section 11461.6 and Senate Bill 89, it is mandated that the service be performed by independent contractors;
2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 5344 with Catalyst Family Inc., doing business as Catalyst Community, for the term of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2024 with a maximum first fiscal year obligation of $277,334 with each successive year’s maximum to be determined based on State allocations; and
3) Authorize the Health and Human Services Agency Director, or designee, to execute further documents related to Agreement for Services 5344, contingent upon County Counsel and Risk Management approval, including amendments which do not increase the maximum dollar amount or term of the Agreement.

FUNDING: State General Fund allocation, leveraged on an annually adjusted basis by Federal funds at a percentage established based on prior fiscal year caseload.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
On June 27, 2017, the Governor approved Senate Bill (SB) 89; included in SB 89 is a requirement that effective January 1, 2018, the “Emergency Child Care Bridge Program for Foster Children” (Bridge) be established by the State. The purpose of the Bridge program is to provide a mechanism for county child welfare departments to offer access to childcare for foster families during the first six (6) to twelve (12) months of foster care, whereupon the childcare subsidy will commence and the Bridge Program payments for childcare services will be discontinued for that client. Pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code Section (WIC) 11461.6, the Emergency Child Care B...

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