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File #: 21-0911    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/25/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 7/27/2021 Final action: 7/27/2021
Title: Probation Department recommending the Board: 1) Make findings in accordance with El Dorado County Ordinance Code, Chapter 3.13.030 (B) that specialty skills and qualifications not expressly identified in County classifications are involved in the performance of the work; 2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 5758 with Justice Benefits, Inc. for the provision of professional assistance specific to Federal Title IV-E Administrative Claims for the term of August 14, 2021, through August 13, 2023, for a Not to Exceed Amount of $100,775; and 3) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 5758, including amendments which do not increase the maximum dollar amount or term of the Agreement, and contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management. FUNDING: 100% Title IV-E (Federal Payments for Foster Care, Prevention, and Permanency).
Attachments: 1. A - Blue Route, 2. B - Agreement 5758, 3. Executed Agreement 5758
Related files: 20-1204
Title
Probation Department recommending the Board:
1) Make findings in accordance with El Dorado County Ordinance Code, Chapter 3.13.030 (B) that specialty skills and qualifications not expressly identified in County classifications are involved in the performance of the work;
2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 5758 with Justice Benefits, Inc. for the provision of professional assistance specific to Federal Title IV-E Administrative Claims for the term of August 14, 2021, through August 13, 2023, for a Not to Exceed Amount of $100,775; and
3) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 5758, including amendments which do not increase the maximum dollar amount or term of the Agreement, and contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management.

FUNDING: 100% Title IV-E (Federal Payments for Foster Care, Prevention, and Permanency).
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
Title IV-E of the Social Security Act (Title IV-E) allows local governments to claim partial reimbursement for specified activities undertaken for youth in foster care, youth at risk for removal from their homes, and youth in general. Title IV-E provides support for payments on behalf of eligible children, as well as funds for related case management activities, training, data collection, and other costs of program administration. Administrative funding is calculated based on Probation Officer documentation of time spent on the specified activities. Claims are based on time studies completed for each calendar quarter.

Since August 14, 2019, Justice Benefits, Inc, (JBI), has provided professional assistance specific to Title IV-E administrative claims, time study software, and assists in exploring new state funding opportunities for Probation.

ALTERNATIVES
N/A

PRIOR BOARD ACTION
20-1204 #13 10/6/2020

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT
N/A

CAO RECOMMENDATION
Approve as recommended.

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