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File #: 22-272    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Multi-Item Status: Passed
File created: 4/5/2022 Departments: COUNTY EXECUTIVE
On agenda: 4/19/2022 Final action: 4/19/2022
Title: Recommendation to: A) Adopt a resolution authorizing the acceptance of unanticipated revenue from the California Natural Resources Agency in the amount of $1,000,000 for The Big Lift and authorizing the County Executive, or designee, to execute the grant agreement; and B) Approve an Appropriation Transfer request (ATR) authorizing the transfer of unanticipated revenue to The Big Lift in the amount of $1,000,000.
Attachments: 1. 20220419_r_Big Lift State Grant.pdf, 2. 20220419_atr_BigLift.pdf

Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: 4/5ths

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Michael P. Callagy, County Executive
Subject: California Natural Resources Agency Grant Funding for The Big Lift

RECOMMENDATION:
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Recommendation to:

A) Adopt a resolution authorizing the acceptance of unanticipated revenue from the California Natural Resources Agency in the amount of $1,000,000 for The Big Lift and authorizing the County Executive, or designee, to execute the grant agreement; and

B) Approve an Appropriation Transfer request (ATR) authorizing the transfer of unanticipated revenue to The Big Lift in the amount of $1,000,000.

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BACKGROUND:
In 2012, the Peninsula Partnership Leadership Council (PPLC) - a coalition of government, education, nonprofit, foundation, and business leaders in San Mateo County - launched "The Big Lift" to significantly improve children's third grade reading proficiency through strategic, thoughtful, evidence-based investments in early learning and education. The Big Lift is a collective impact collaborative led by three agencies - Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF), the San Mateo County Office of Education (COE), and the County of San Mateo (County).

The Big Lift focuses on seven San Mateo County communities where third grade reading proficiency score are close to or below the County average. Communities are defined by school district boundaries and include the following school districts: Cabrillo Unified, Jefferson Elementary, South San Francisco Unified, San Bruno Park Elementary, La Honda-Pescadero Unified, Redwood City, and Ravenswood City.
The Big Lift is based on evidence-based interventions including:
1. A comprehensive school readiness strategy focused on high-quality preschool for 3 and 4-year olds that leads to an aligned and sequenced set of high-quality learning experiences in kindergarten through third grade; and
2. A focus on reducing chronic absence in the early...

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