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File #: 21-1691    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 10/14/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 11/16/2021 Final action: 11/16/2021
Title: Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) recommending the Board: 1) Authorize the HHSA Director, on behalf of the County of El Dorado, to accept the Housing and Disability Advocacy Program (HDAP) funding allocation, administered by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), in the amount of $625,238, for the term upon execution through June 30, 2024; 2) Authorize the HHSA Director to sign the Director’s Certification, which is required to be submitted to CDSS for the HDAP allocation; 3) If awarded, delegate authority to the HHSA Director to execute the resulting funding agreement, contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management; and 4) Authorize the HHSA Director, or designee, to execute and administer any subsequent administrative documents relating to said award, including any amendment(s) thereto that does not increase the funding allocation or term, including required fiscal and programmatic reports. FUNDING: 100% State General Fund authorized pursuant ...
Attachments: 1. A - HDAP Directors Certification - 21-1691 -11-16-21, 2. B - All County Welfare Diector Letter, HDAP Notice of Funding - 21-1691 - 11-16-21, 3. C - County Counsel Approved Directors Certification - 21-1691- 11-16-21
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Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) recommending the Board:
1) Authorize the HHSA Director, on behalf of the County of El Dorado, to accept the Housing and Disability Advocacy Program (HDAP) funding allocation, administered by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), in the amount of $625,238, for the term upon execution through June 30, 2024;
2) Authorize the HHSA Director to sign the Director’s Certification, which is required to be submitted to CDSS for the HDAP allocation;
3) If awarded, delegate authority to the HHSA Director to execute the resulting funding agreement, contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management; and
4) Authorize the HHSA Director, or designee, to execute and administer any subsequent administrative documents relating to said award, including any amendment(s) thereto that does not increase the funding allocation or term, including required fiscal and programmatic reports.

FUNDING: 100% State General Fund authorized pursuant to Assembly Bill 135 (Chapter 85, Statutes of 2021) under the Budget Act of 2021 appropriated for the Housing and Disability Advocacy Program (HDAP).
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
On the September 13, 2021, All County Welfare Director Letter (ACWDL) addressed to all counties and federally recognized tribal governments in California, the County of El Dorado (County) Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) received a notice of funding allocation for the Housing and Disability Advocacy Program (HDAP), administered by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

The HDAP was established in 2016 by Assembly Bill 1603 (Chapter 25, Statutes of 2016) and updated by Senate Bill 80 (Chapter 27, Statutes 2019) to assist people experiencing homelessness who are likely eligible for disability benefits by providing advocacy for disability benefits as well as housing supports. The Budget Act of 2021 appropriated the ongoing, annual HDAP appropriation of $175 million in additional...

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