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File #: 20-172    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Memo Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/27/2020 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER
On agenda: 3/31/2020 Final action:
Title: Approve a Partial Distribution Plan for the Measure K Contribution to the San Mateo County Strong Fund.
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors

From: Michael P. Callagy, County Manager

Subject: Approve a Partial Distribution Plan for the Measure K Contribution to the San Mateo County Strong Fund


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Approve a Partial Distribution Plan for the Measure K Contribution to the San Mateo County Strong Fund.

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BACKGROUND:
On March 24, 2020, the Board of Supervisors approved a $3 million donation of Measure K funds to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation to seed "San Mateo County Strong," a COVID-19 recovery fund. At that meeting, the Board approved distributing the County's contribution to three groups:

* Individuals and families in San Mateo County needing assistance with basic needs due to COVID 19
* Non-profit organizations that provide services and support to the most vulnerable San Mateo County residents for operating support
* San Mateo County small businesses affected by COVID-19

In addition to approving the donation, the Board requested a distribution plan and appointed Supervisors Carole Groom and David Canepa to an ad hoc SMC Strong Advisory Committee (the "Committee"). A memorandum outlining the partial distribution plan was sent to the Committee on March 27, 2020, and the Committee's input has been incorporated into this memorandum.

DISCUSSION:
Providing financial assistance to County residents most in need as quickly as possible is essential. Therefore, staff recommends directing $2 million of the County's contribution to the SMC Strong Fund to programs for low income households and homeless residents currently operated by long established County non-profit partners. These partners will leverage SMC Strong funds to serve as many residents as possible, report on the use of these funds monthly and run programs that have fraud prevention processes in place. The non-profits recommended for funding are culturally competent, trusted in their communitie...

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