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  Consent-Health & Human Services   #   24.    
Board of Supervisors Service Centers  
Meeting Date: 01/15/2019  
Brief Title:    Rural Innovations in Social Economics, Inc. (RISE) Subsidized Employment FY1819
From: Karen Larsen, Director, Health and Human Services Agency
Staff Contact: Nolan Sullivan, Service Centers Branch Director, Health and Human Services Agency, x2945

Subject
Approve Subsidized Employment Agreement No. SE 19-28 with Rural Innovations in Social Economics, Inc. (RISE) to provide training for California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) clients in the amount of $16,500 for the period November 16, 2018 through June 30, 2019. (No general fund impact) (Larsen)
Recommended Action
Approve Subsidized Employment Agreement No. SE 19-28 with Rural Innovations in Social Economics, Inc. (RISE) to provide training for California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) clients in the amount of $16,500 for the period November 16, 2018 through June 30, 2019.
Strategic Plan Goal(s)
Operational Excellence
Thriving Residents
Safe Communities
Reason for Recommended Action/Background
Subsidized Employment provides employers with financial support for hiring CalWORKs clients in the Welfare-to-Work (WTW) program, with the goal of transferring the client to unsubsidized employment.  Subsidized Employment is a critical component of the CalWORKs Program, in particular for assisting in meeting the WTW program requirements.  Non-profit, private and public agencies contract with Yolo County to provide subsidized employment opportunities to our CalWORKs clients.  These agencies act as the employer of record to provide work experience and training to our clients.  Upon presentation of a properly documented claim, Yolo County reimburses the agency 100 percent of the wages and up to 10 percent administrative costs associated with the placements. 

Under the Expanded Subsidized Employment (ESE) Program created under AB 74, eligible CalWORKs clients are placed for a maximum of six months, unless the county determines the client meets the requirements for an extension.  Extensions may be granted no more than twice, in three month increments.  Extensions may be granted if the additional time will increase the likelihood of either the client obtaining unsubsidized employment with the agency, or the client obtaining specific skills and experiences relevant for unsubsidized employment in a particular field.  Placements are not to exceed a maximum of 12 months. 

The purpose of the Agreement with the Rural Innovations in Social Economics, Inc. (RISE) is to accommodate a new placement in Fiscal Year 2018-19 for Subsidized Employment Training for CalWORKs clients.
Collaborations (including Board advisory groups and external partner agencies)
County Counsel approved this Agreement as to form.
Competitive Bid Process
This is not a competitive bid process. A press release is used to solicit interested parties and Rural Innovations in Social Economics, Inc. (RISE) responded to the press release. The press release is included as Attachment B.
 

Fiscal Information
Fiscal impact (see budgetary detail below)
Fiscal Impact of this Expenditure
Total cost of recommended action $16,500
Amount budgeted for expenditure $16,500
Additional expenditure authority needed $0
One-time commitment     Yes
Source of Funds for this Expenditure
Federal/State
Further explanation as needed
Yolo County has multiple agreements with this vendor that total over $200,000.  This particular agreement is for CalWORKS Subsidized Employment.  All funding for this agreement comes from Federal or State funds through CalWORKS. 
 
Funding Term Total
Federal/state November 16, 2018 through
June 30, 2019
$16,500
 
Option Years:
This Agreement has the option to extend the agreement for two (2) additional one-year option periods, as follows:
  Term Total
Option Year 1 July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 $16,500
Option Year 2 July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 $16,500
 
 
Attachments
Att. A. Agreement
Att. B. Press Release

Form Review
Inbox Reviewed By Date
Karen Larsen Karen Larsen 12/21/2018 04:12 PM
Financial Services Tom Haynes 12/31/2018 08:48 AM
County Counsel Hope Welton 12/31/2018 09:25 AM
Form Started By: Kimberly Mayfield Started On: 11/26/2018 12:09 PM
Final Approval Date: 12/31/2018
Level double AA conformance,
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