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File #: 20-117    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/14/2020 Departments: HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
On agenda: 3/10/2020 Final action: 3/10/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing: A) The Director of the Human Services Agency (HSA), or Director's designee, to accept and implement the grant award from the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to support the Medi-Cal Health Enrollment Navigators Project for $778,231 for the period of January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021; and B) The Director of HSA, or Director's designee, to accept future awards and/or amendments from DHCS that are consistent with the requirements of the grant award that may extend the term for two additional years, at amounts to be determined by DHCS, reflect non-material and/or ministerial revisions to the awards terms and conditions, allow for the rollover of unspent funds and/or redirection of funds, adjust the term of the award for an additional six months, and/or provide an increase or decrease in funding, subject to review and approval by County Counsel, and notification to your Board; and C) An Appropriation Transfer Request in the amou...
Attachments: 1. 20200310_r_Health Care Navigator Grant.pdf, 2. 20200310_atr_Health Care Navigator Grant.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: 4/5 Vote

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Ken Cole, Director, Human Services Agency
Subject: Acceptance of grant funding in the amount of $778,231 for FY 2019-21 from the Department of Health Care Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing:

A) The Director of the Human Services Agency (HSA), or Director's designee, to accept and implement the grant award from the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to support the Medi-Cal Health Enrollment Navigators Project for $778,231 for the period of January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021; and

B) The Director of HSA, or Director's designee, to accept future awards and/or amendments from DHCS that are consistent with the requirements of the grant award that may extend the term for two additional years, at amounts to be determined by DHCS, reflect non-material and/or ministerial revisions to the awards terms and conditions, allow for the rollover of unspent funds and/or redirection of funds, adjust the term of the award for an additional six months, and/or provide an increase or decrease in funding, subject to review and approval by County Counsel, and notification to your Board; and

C) An Appropriation Transfer Request in the amount of $200,000 from unanticipated revenue to corresponding appropriations in salaries and benefits and services and supplies.

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BACKGROUND:
California Assembly Bill 74 (AB 74) enacted on June 27, 2019, authorizes DHCS to manage and allocate funding to support health enrollment navigators for two years to provide Medi-Cal outreach, enrollment, retention and utilization assistance to underserved Californians. The goal of the AB 74 funds is to connect uninsured residents to healthcare and aid with navigating the healthcare system.
On September 13, 2019, DHCS released the Medi-Cal Health Enrollment Navigators Project (the "Navigators Project") to survey the counties and other ...

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