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File #: 20-488    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/2/2020 Departments: HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
On agenda: 6/30/2020 Final action: 6/30/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with Focus Strategies to provide technical assistance for homeless system and Continuum of Care coordination, analysis and compliance, increasing the amount by $252,518 for a revised total amount not to exceed $1,041,958 and extending the term through June 30, 2021.
Attachments: 1. 20200630_r_Focus Strategies, 2. 20200630_a_Focus Strategies
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Ken Cole, Director, Human Services Agency
Subject: Amendment to the Agreement with Focus Strategies for Technical Assistance for Homeless System and Continuum of Care Coordination and Compliance

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with Focus Strategies to provide technical assistance for homeless system and Continuum of Care coordination, analysis and compliance, increasing the amount by $252,518 for a revised total amount not to exceed $1,041,958 and extending the term through June 30, 2021.

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BACKGROUND:
The Human Services Agency (HSA), in close collaboration with the County Manager's Office and County and community partners, coordinates the homeless crisis response system, which includes a broad spectrum of homeless services, including homeless prevention, shelter services, and rapid re-housing programs. HSA is designated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as the Continuum of Care (CoC) Lead Agency. As the CoC Lead Agency, HSA ensures compliance with HUD homeless system requirements, completes required federal reporting, coordinates the bi-annual One Day Homeless Count, and conducts the annual process to submit the CoC funding application in the HUD CoC competition.

In 2016, HSA issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for providers of technical assistance and Focus Strategies was selected as the provider that best met the needs of the County for CoC compliance, system planning, and reporting technical assistance.

On October 3, 2016, the HSA Director executed an agreement with Focus Strategies to provide technical assistance in a total amount not to exceed $61,185 with a term of October 3, 2016 through December 31, 2016.

On June 27, 2017, the parties executed a second amendment to the agreement to increase the amount by $298,430.

On June 26, 2018, the partie...

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