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File #: 20-788    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/14/2020 Departments: INFORMATION SERVICES
On agenda: 10/20/2020 Final action: 10/20/2020
Title: Recommendation to adopt a resolution: A) Approving the reallocation of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, And Economic Security (CARES) Act funds within the Public Internet Connectivity Pilot Project budget; and B) Authorizing: 1. An amendment to the agreement with Kaizen Technology Partners, LLC for project management, data analysis and application development, increasing the agreement amount by $81,600 to an amount not to exceed $ 576,600; and 2. An amendment to the agreement with Strategy of Things, LLC for outreach and coordination services, increasing the agreement amount by $36,000 to an amount not to exceed $136,000.
Attachments: 1. 20201020_r_PublicInternetConnectivityPilotProject, 2. 20201020_a_StrategyofThings, 3. 20201020_a_KaizenTechnologyPartners
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Michael P. Callagy, County Manager
Jon Walton, Chief Information Officer
Subject: Public Internet Connectivity Pilot Project Funds Allocation Revision

RECOMMENDATION:
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Recommendation to adopt a resolution:

A) Approving the reallocation of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, And Economic Security (CARES) Act funds within the Public Internet Connectivity Pilot Project budget; and

B) Authorizing:

1. An amendment to the agreement with Kaizen Technology Partners, LLC for project management, data analysis and application development, increasing the agreement amount by $81,600 to an amount not to exceed $ 576,600; and

2. An amendment to the agreement with Strategy of Things, LLC for outreach and coordination services, increasing the agreement amount by $36,000 to an amount not to exceed $136,000.

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BACKGROUND:
In March 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic, as well as local and state shelter-in-place orders, families and students began working and distancing learning from home over video conferencing platforms. The proliferation of students engaged in distance learning revealed significant internet connectivity challenges, especially those serving students in vulnerable communities.

During the 2020-2021 school year, it is anticipated that San Mateo County school districts will continue to use distance learning until the risk of COVID-19 has been abated. The effective implementation of distance learning requires access to reliable and fast internet service, which not all San Mateo County students currently have.

On August 4, 2020 your Board adopted Resolution No. 077629 authorizing the use of $2,879,010 of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds for the purposes of funding the "Public Internet Connectivity Pilot Project" to establish and/or improve high-speed internet access for disadvantaged families and s...

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