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File #: 22-170    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/18/2022 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER
On agenda: 3/8/2022 Final action: 3/8/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with the Child Care Coordinating Council of San Mateo County for a term of March 8, 2022 through June 30, 2023 in an amount not to exceed $870,000 of American Rescue Plan Act funds to fund 87 grants under the Family Child Care Infant & Toddler Expansion Grant Program.
Attachments: 1. 20220308_r_4Cs childcare grants.pdf, 2. 20220308_a_4Cs Childcare Grants.pdf, 3. 20220308_att_4Cs Child Care Grants_Attachment E.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Michael P. Callagy, County Manager
Peggy Jensen, Assistant County Manager
Subject: San Mateo County Recovery Initiative Funding

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with the Child Care Coordinating Council of San Mateo County for a term of March 8, 2022 through June 30, 2023 in an amount not to exceed $870,000 of American Rescue Plan Act funds to fund 87 grants under the Family Child Care Infant & Toddler Expansion Grant Program.

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BACKGROUND:
San Mateo County has been allocated $148,050,000 in Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The first tranche of ARPA funds, $74,025,000, was received by the County in May of 2021. The Board set aside $10,000,000 of the first tranche funds for ARPA-eligible community initiatives.

On February 8, 2022, a proposed allocation plan for the $10,000,000 set aside for community initiatives was presented to the Board of Supervisors. The allocation plan was based on extensive community input, data analysis and work with community partners, subject matter experts and strategic consultants to identify ARPA-eligible initiatives. The plan presented to the Board included an allocation of $870,000 to the Child Care Coordinating Council (4Cs) of San Mateo County. This allocation would support the 4Cs Family Child Care Infant and Toddler Expansion Grant ("Family ChildCare Grant") program which is overseen by the Build Up, the childcare facility expansion initiative housed within the 4Cs.

Supporting this 4Cs grant program is a high community priority because there is a shortage of affordable childcare in San Mateo County, particularly care for infants and toddlers who are most often cared for in family daycare homes, and this shortage has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. A 2017 study commissioned by the San Mateo County Human Services Agency, First 5, and the Child...

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