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File #: 22-462    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/15/2022 Departments: COUNTY EXECUTIVE
On agenda: 6/28/2022 Final action: 6/28/2022
Title: Measure K: Adopt a resolution authorizing a one-time grant of district-discretionary Measure K funds, not to exceed $100,000, to Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley to support Hispanic Foundation College Success programming within San Mateo County, providing an exception to the criteria for district-discretionary Measure K funds to allow repeat funding within the current budget cycle, and authorizing the County Executive, or designee, to execute the grant agreement.
Sponsors: Warren Slocum
Attachments: 1. 20220628_r_HFSV, 2. 20220628_a_D4_HFSV

Special Notice / Hearing:                         None__

      Vote Required:                         Majority

 

To:                      Honorable Board of Supervisors

From:                      Michael P. Callagy, County Executive

Subject:                      Use of District-Discretionary Measure K Funds - Supervisorial District 4

 

RECOMMENDATION:

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Measure K: Adopt a resolution authorizing a one-time grant of district-discretionary Measure K funds, not to exceed $100,000, to Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley to support Hispanic Foundation College Success programming within San Mateo County, providing an exception to the criteria for district-discretionary Measure K funds to allow repeat funding within the current budget cycle, and authorizing the County Executive, or designee, to execute the grant agreement.

 

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BACKGROUND:

Measure K is the half-cent general sales tax initially approved by San Mateo County voters in November 2012 and extended in November 2016 for a total of thirty years.

 

On March 9, 2021, and March 23, 2021, the Board of Supervisors (Board) held study sessions on Measure K expenditures and anticipated revenue for fiscal years (FY) 2021-23. The Board-appointed Measure K sub-committee, consisting of Supervisor Pine and Supervisor Canepa, convened the study sessions to, among other things, work with staff to facilitate the Board’s development of Measure K priorities and continuing initiatives for FYs 2021-23. The Board approved $5 million in one-time loans or grants for the FY 2021-23 budget cycle, divided equally among the five supervisorial districts, for district-discretionary needs and projects. District 4 has submitted a request to use their district-discretionary Measure K funds as shown below and described in the Project Summary section of this memorandum:

 

District/Project

Amount

District 4 (Supervisor Warren Slocum) - Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley: to support Hispanic Foundation College Success programming within San Mateo County

$100,000

 

This item is consistent with the criteria for district-discretionary Measure K funds approved by the Board in December 2018, with the following exception: the proposed grant, if approved, would be the second grant of district-discretionary funding to the same organization within the current FY 2021-23 budget cycle. The exception from the criteria is necessary in this instance because of the need to help students and parents from this underserved community for the coming school year.

 

PROJECT SUMMARY:

This is a request to authorize a grant to Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley (HFSV) and resulting grant agreement in an amount not to exceed $100,000 to support Hispanic Foundation College Success programming within San Mateo County. The County Executive’s Office will administer and manage the proposed agreement.

District-discretionary Measure K funding for this organization has previously been provided as listed below: 

                     On July 13, 2021, the Board of Supervisors approved district-discretionary Measure K funding for Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley in the amount of $75,000 to assist in the transition of their educational excellence virtual programming for middle and high school students and their parents beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

                     On June 23, 2020, the Board of Supervisors approved district-discretionary Measure K funding for Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley in the amount of $50,000 to assist in the transition of their educational excellence programming and services to an online platform during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

 

                     On September 17, 2019, the Board of Supervisors approved district-discretionary Measure K funding for Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley in the amount of $50,000 for STEM-related programming and parent engagement classes for students attending the Ravenswood and Redwood City School Districts.

 

HFSV’s mission is for educational excellence, leadership development, and convening and engaging the Hispanic community to improve the quality of life for Latinos and the Silicon Valley region.  Their aim is to disrupt barriers that have kept the Hispanic community at the margins of the technology industry. 

At the heart of HFSV’s “cradle to career” strategy is their educational excellence initiative known as Hispanic Foundation College Success Center (HFCSC) which serves as a one-stop hub for students and their families in achieving educational excellence and college readiness.

Specifically, this $100,000 Measure K district-discretionary grant will be used for programming in HFSV’s College Success Program for both students and parents. Coursework includes parent education programs such as Aprendizaje Digital (Digital Literacy), Elevate Math, Girls Who Code and Quetzal Mama: College Readiness Workshops. All programs are free to students and their parents. HFSV works with schools and families who attend schools that are Title 1 and/or have a high percentage of the population that qualifies for free and reduced lunch.

 

Total Measure K Request: Not to Exceed $100,000

The release of funds will be contingent on the execution of an agreement providing for the County’s confirmation of the expenditure of funds for the purposes stated herein. The County will disburse the funds to the following organization for the purposes described above:

 

Ron Gonzales - CEO

Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley

1922 The Alameda, Suite 217

San Jose, CA  95126

(408) 638-7302

rgonzales@hfsv.org <mailto:rgonzales@hfsv.org>

 

PERFORMANCE MEASURES:

 

Description

Target

Programming for Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley’s College for Success Program for the 2022-2023 school year.

583 participants

 

The County Attorney’s Office has reviewed and approved the agreement and resolution as to form.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

There are sufficient Measure K funds for this specific FY 2021-22 Measure K request. These funds are budgeted in the Non-Departmental Services FY 2021-22 Adopted Budget.