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File #: 22-0035    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 12/17/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 1/11/2022 Final action: 1/11/2022
Title: District Attorney's Office recommending the Board: 1) Accept a grant from the Governor's Office of Emergency Services for the Child Advocacy Center Program for the total project cost of $209,334 for the period of April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023, based on the received Letter of Intent; 2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the current Certification of Assurance of Compliance and any modified Certifications that may be required during the performance period; and 3) Authorize the District Attorney to execute the Grant Award Agreement and required documents, including any extensions or amendments thereof which would not increase net county cost. FUNDING: California Governor's Office of Emergency Services Victims of Crime Act Fund and California State General Fund.
Attachments: 1. A - KC21 RFA from CalOES, 2. B - KC21 RFA Packet - As Submitted, 3. C - KC21 RFA Approved Blue Route, 4. D - KC21 Intent to Fund Letter, 5. Executed Grant Subaward Certification of Assurance of Compliance
Related files: 21-0240, 20-0343, 18-0164, 19-0229, 22-2124, 23-1959
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District Attorney's Office recommending the Board:
1) Accept a grant from the Governor's Office of Emergency Services for the Child Advocacy Center Program for the total project cost of $209,334 for the period of April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023, based on the received Letter of Intent;
2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the current Certification of Assurance of Compliance and any modified Certifications that may be required during the performance period; and
3) Authorize the District Attorney to execute the Grant Award Agreement and required documents, including any extensions or amendments thereof which would not increase net county cost.

FUNDING: California Governor's Office of Emergency Services Victims of Crime Act Fund and California State General Fund.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The District Attorney's Office is currently in year four of an anticipated five-year grant cycle for the Child Advocacy Center (KC) program. During the first year, a Request for Proposal (RFP) is submitted. In the subsequent years, a Request for Application (RFA) is submitted based on a funding amount established by the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (CalOES). For the period of April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023, the District Attorney's Office has been advised funding up to $209,334 (total project cost) may be requested.

In 2018, KC program funding was accepted and used to create The Fausel House Child Advocacy Center (CAC) in Placerville, a free-standing building next door to the District Attorney’s Office. The downstairs floor of the Fausel House CAC is composed of a comfortable family waiting area, a victim program specialist desk for families to review paperwork, a bathroom, and a video and audio recorded interview room. There are drawing materials, multiple age appropriate toys and books, and comfortable furniture for children and families to feel at-ease during their time at the CAC. Additionally, a South Lake Tahoe (SLT) satellite locatio...

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