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File #: 20-201    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/31/2020 Departments: HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
On agenda: 4/7/2020 Final action: 4/7/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing: A) Acceptance of funding from the California Business, Consumer Services and Housing agency for the COVID-19 prevention and containment efforts up to $565,757.27 for both the San Mateo County Continuum of Care and the County of San Mateo; and B) The Director of the Human Services Agency or designee to execute a contract and any amendments with the California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency to accept an amount up to $565,757.27; funds shall be encumbered by June 30, 2020; and C) An Appropriation Transfer Request in the amount of $565,757.27, transferring revenue from the COVID-19 Emergency Homelessness Funding state grant and increasing the appropriation for contract services.
Attachments: 1. 20200407_r_BCSH-COVID19.pdf, 2. 20200407_atr_BCSH-Covid19, 3. 20200407_att_SupportDoc, 4. 20200407_att_SupportDoc
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Ken Cole, Director, Human Services Agency
Subject: COVID-19 Emergency Homelessness Funding from the California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing:

A) Acceptance of funding from the California Business, Consumer Services and Housing agency for the COVID-19 prevention and containment efforts up to $565,757.27 for both the San Mateo County Continuum of Care and the County of San Mateo; and

B) The Director of the Human Services Agency or designee to execute a contract and any amendments with the California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency to accept an amount up to $565,757.27; funds shall be encumbered by June 30, 2020; and

C) An Appropriation Transfer Request in the amount of $565,757.27, transferring revenue from the COVID-19 Emergency Homelessness Funding state grant and increasing the appropriation for contract services.

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BACKGROUND:
On March 17, 2020 Governor Newsom signed into law SB 89 in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak to protect the health and safety of people experiencing homelessness. This includes $100 million statewide to be issued through the California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency (BCSH) to counties, Continuums of Care, and the 13 largest cities in the state. This funding will be allocated proportionately to the recipients of Homeless Housing Assistance Program (HHAP) according to the same allocation formula based on homeless point-in-time count numbers. The County of San Mateo and the San Mateo County Continuum of Care were allocated a combined $565,757.24.

The COVID-19 emergency homeless funding is an immediate available source, intended for investment in COVID-19 prevention and containment efforts among the homeless population, which may be used for a variety of emergency services, including emerge...

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