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File #: 20-523    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/10/2020 Departments: HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
On agenda: 7/7/2020 Final action: 7/7/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing a waiver of the Request for Proposals process and approving execution of an agreement with the Child Care Coordinating Council of San Mateo for Stage 2 child care and child development services for the term of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021, for the total obligation amount of $927,165.
Attachments: 1. 20200707_r_Child Care Coordinating Council.pdf, 2. 20200707_a_Child Care Coordinating Council.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Ken Cole, Director, Human Services Agency
Subject: Agreement with the Child Care Coordinating Council of San Mateo for Stage 2 Child Care and Child Development Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing a waiver of the Request for Proposals process and approving execution of an agreement with the Child Care Coordinating Council of San Mateo for Stage 2 child care and child development services for the term of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021, for the total obligation amount of $927,165.

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BACKGROUND:
Recipients of the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) grant program are required to engage in work or work preparation activities. CalWORKs programs provide an array of welfare-to-work services including child care. The availability of quality child care is essential to the success of CalWORKs recipients. The program helps a family access immediate, short-term child care as the parent works or performs their welfare-to-work activities. The purpose of this program is to support parents as they transition to the stable, long-term child care necessary for the family to become self-sufficient and remain off aid. Child care is provided with state and federal funds in three stages Stage 1, Stage 2, and State 3.

Stage 1 is administered by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) through the Human Services Agency (HSA). This begins when a participant enters the CalWORKs grant program and engages in activities pursuant to a welfare-to-work plan developed by HSA. HSA then refers families to the County's designated Resource and Referral (R&R) agency to assist them in finding child care providers.

Stage 2 is administered by California Department of Education (CDE) through the designated Alternative Payment Providers (APPs). CalWORKs families are transferred into Stage 2 when the HSA deem...

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