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  Consent-Health & Human Services   #   24.    
Board of Supervisors Service Centers  
Meeting Date: 01/12/2021  
Brief Title:    Yolo Wayfarer Center dba Fourth and Hope Subsidized Employment SE-21-5
From: Karen Larsen, Director, Health and Human Services Agency
Staff Contact: Nolan Sullivan, Service Center Branch Director, Health and Human Services Agency, x2945

Subject
Approve Subsidized Employment Agreement No. SE 21-5 with Yolo Wayfarer dba Fourth and Hope to provide training for California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) clients in the amount of $16,500 for the period December 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. (No general fund impact) (Larsen)
Recommended Action
  1. Approve Subsidized Employment Agreement No. SE 21-5 with Yolo Wayfarer dba Fourth and Hope to provide training for California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) clients in the amount of $16,500 for the period December 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021; and
     
  2. Delegate authority to the Health and Human Services Director to exercise optional extensions and issue related option year notices up to $16,500 per optional extension for FY2021-22 and FY2022-23. See Section Att. A. Agreement, Section 4.
Strategic Plan Goal(s)
Thriving Residents
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 Fourth and Hope is to accommodate a new placement in Fiscal Year 2020-21 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
These services were procured via a press release in order to solicit interested parties. Yolo Wayfarer Center dba Fourth and Hope 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 $16,500
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 December 1, 2020 through
June 30, 2021
$16,500
 
Option Years:
This Agreement provides the County with the option to extend the agreement for two (2) additional one-year option periods, as follows:
 
  Term Total
Option Year 1 July 1, 2021through June 30, 2022 $16,500
Option Year 2 July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023 $16,500
Attachments
Att. A. Agreement
Att. B. Press Release 07272016

Form Review
Inbox Reviewed By Date
Karen Larsen Karen Larsen 01/04/2021 10:40 AM
Financial Services mqader 01/04/2021 11:00 AM
County Counsel Hope Welton 01/05/2021 09:20 AM
Form Started By: Laura Checa Started On: 12/15/2020 02:27 PM
Final Approval Date: 01/05/2021
Level double AA conformance,
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