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File #: 21-583    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/17/2021 Departments: HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
On agenda: 7/13/2021 Final action: 7/13/2021
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Focus Strategies for the term of July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024 and a total obligation amount not to exceed $675,000 to provide technical assistance and consultation services.
Attachments: 1. 20210713_att_RFP Matrix, 2. 20210713_r_Focus Strategies.pdf, 3. 2021 713_a_Focus Strategies.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Ken Cole, Director, Human Services Agency
Subject: Agreement with Focus Strategies to provide Technical Assistance and Consultation Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Focus Strategies for the term of July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024 and a total obligation amount not to exceed $675,000 to provide technical assistance and consultation services.

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BACKGROUND:
The Human Services Agency (HSA), in close collaboration with the County Manager's Office, the County, and community partners, coordinates the homeless crisis response system, which includes a broad spectrum of homeless services, such as 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.

On February 25, 2021, HSA issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to identify providers of a variety of planning, technical assistance, training, and grant writing services necessary to support the efforts to end homelessness in San Mateo County. Focus Strategies was awarded an agreement based on their experience and qualifications as a technical assistance provider.

DISCUSSION:
HSA would like to enter into an agreement with Focus Strategies to provide technical assistance and consultation services that will allow the County to maximize available federal funding, ensure compliance with HUD CoC requirements, implement policy and practices to make homeless services delivery improvements to help the County reach functional zero. Focus Strategies will identi...

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