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  Consent-Health & Human Services   # 30.       
Service Centers  
Meeting Date: 12/07/2021  
Brief Title:    Sutter Davis Hospital Family Poverty Reduction (UBI) Pilot Grant
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 and authorize the Chair to sign an agreement with Sutter Davis Hospital accepting $250,000 in grant funds to support the Yolo County Family Poverty Reduction pilot program; and adopt a budget resolution adding grant funds in the amount of $250,000 to the Health and Human Services budget for 2021-22. (No general fund impact) (4/5 vote required) (Larsen)
Recommended Action
  1. Approve and authorize the Chair to sign an agreement with Sutter Davis Hospital (“SDH”) accepting $250,000 in grant funds (“Award”) to support the Yolo County Family Poverty Reduction pilot program.
     
  2. Adopt a budget resolution adding grant funds in the amount of $250,000 to the Health and Human Services budget for fiscal year 2021-22 pursuant to acceptance of the Award.
     
  3. Authorize the Procurement Manager to enter into and accept any non-financial amendments and/or revisions to the Award grant agreement upon approval as to form by the County Counsel.
Strategic Plan Goal(s)
Thriving Residents
Reason for Recommended Action/Background
Sutter Davis Hospital (SDH) operates general acute care hospitals in Yolo County and in conjunction works to further its charitable mission of enhancing the well-being of people in the communities it serves. As such, SDH awarded Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency $250,000 in grant funds to support the Yolo County Family Poverty Reduction pilot program for the period of October 1, 2021 to December 31, 2023.
 
The Yolo County Family Poverty Reduction pilot program will disrupt the cycle of poverty, increase a family’s earning potential, and reduce household stress by pairing stable financial assistance for two years with existing government supports for families living in the deepest poverty. This project targets families with at least one child under the age of 5 who are emerging from homelessness. Yolo County is already working with these families through their participation in the CalWORKS Housing Support Program (HSP), which provides state funding to stabilize a homeless family in crisis, case management, and benefits including health, housing, food, childcare, mental health, substance abuse, career and financial supports. However, the CalWORKS HSP funds are not sufficient to bring family income up to or above the California Poverty Rate.
 
The Family Poverty Reduction pilot program will provide direct payments for two years to these families as a guaranteed income in addition to their CalWORKS benefits at an amount that brings their total family income to the California Poverty Measure rate, thus reducing emotional and financial stress and empowering families with the financial support to reach their short- and long-term goals. Guaranteed income experiments targeted at low-income populations have been growing in the public eye. Existing projects such as the "Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration" (SEED) have been implemented via local governments (City of Stockton) in coordination with the social safety net system. While coordination is important, guaranteed income pilots have not been delivered by a program such as HSP that combines rapid rehousing, case management, public health interventions, supportive services along with the CalWORKs cash benefits, medical insurance, and nutrition benefits. Yolo County has partnered with UC Davis and the Family Independence Initiative (FII) to measure program outcomes.
Collaborations (including Board advisory groups and external partner agencies)
Staff collaborated with Sutter Davis Hospital.  County Counsel has approved this Agreement as to form
 
Competitive Bid Process
Not required for revenue agreements.
 

Fiscal Impact
Fiscal impact (see budgetary detail below)
Fiscal Impact (Expenditure)
Total cost of recommended action:    $   250,000
Amount budgeted for expenditure:    $   0
Additional expenditure authority needed:    $   250,000
One-time commitment     Yes
Source of Funds for this Expenditure
$250,000
Explanation (Expenditure and/or Revenue)
Further explanation as needed:
No general funds are required by this action. The total amount of this action is $250,000 in revenue for fiscal year 21-22.  This funding is reflected in the attached Budget Resolution.
Attachments
Att. A. Agreement
Att. B. Budget Resolution

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Form Review
Inbox Reviewed By Date
Nolan Sullivan Nolan Sullivan 11/26/2021 03:03 PM
Financial Services Shelby Milliren 11/28/2021 01:42 PM
County Counsel Hope Welton 11/29/2021 10:23 AM
Madison York Madison York 11/29/2021 10:41 AM
Elisa Sabatini Elisa Sabatini 11/29/2021 11:52 AM
Form Started By: cmurdock Started On: 11/18/2021 03:09 PM
Final Approval Date: 11/29/2021

    

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