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File #: 21-0746    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/27/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 7/13/2021 Final action: 7/13/2021
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 083-2021, which authorizes the Auditor-Controller to: 1) Distribute the Economic Impact Payment (EIP) provided through the American Rescue Plan Act to each eligible foster youth or the legal guardian representing the foster youth who is still in the El Dorado County Foster Care system; and 2) Return any undistributed EIP money back to the Internal Revenue Service for those foster youth that are not eligible to receive payments as they are no longer in the El Dorado County Foster Care System. FUNDING: Economic Impact Payments.
Attachments: 1. A - Approved CRS to Resolution 6-8-21, 2. B - Resolution for EIP Payments 6-8-21, 3. C - GOV CODE 26906, 4. Executed Resolution 083-2021
Related files: 21-0242
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Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 083-2021, which authorizes the Auditor-Controller to:
1) Distribute the Economic Impact Payment (EIP) provided through the American Rescue Plan Act to each eligible foster youth or the legal guardian representing the foster youth who is still in the El Dorado County Foster Care system; and
2) Return any undistributed EIP money back to the Internal Revenue Service for those foster youth that are not eligible to receive payments as they are no longer in the El Dorado County Foster Care System.

FUNDING: 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. Section 2101 of the CARES Act outlined Recovery Rebates for Individuals for the year 2020, identified as Economic Impact Payments (EIP). Thereafter, The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) provided guidance that payments for foster youth are neither Social Security payments nor Social Disability Income payments, and they belong to the foster youth. From this guidance, counties in receipt of EIP on behalf of foster youth were advised to forward said money to the foster youth (or legal 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.

On March 23, 2021, the Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution 015-2021 thereby authorizing the Auditor-Controller to submit payment in the amount of each EIP received for foster youth still in the El Dorado County Foster Care system to that youth or legal guardian, as appropriate. This resolution also authorized the Auditor Controller to return money to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for those fo...

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