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File #: 19-0648    Version: 1 Name: Amendment to Voiance Agreement
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/9/2019 In control: Social Services
On agenda: 6/4/2019 Final action: 6/4/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #: Agreement No.17-189-2
Title: Sitting as the In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority Governing Board: Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute Amendment II to Agreement No. 17-189 with Voiance Language Services, LLC for telephonic interpretation services extending the term by one year from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020 and increasing the maximum by $592,450 to a total of $1,175,578. Sitting as the County of Fresno Board of Supervisors: Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute Amendment II to Agreement No. 17-189 with Voiance Language Services, LLC for telephonic interpretation services extending the term by one year from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020 and increasing the maximum by $592,450 to a total of $1,175,578.
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Agreement A-17-189-2 with Voiance Language Services, LLC
DATE: June 4, 2019

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBMITTED BY: Delfino E. Neira, Director, Department of Social Services
David Pomaville, Director, Department of Public Health
Joy Cronin, Executive Director, In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority

SUBJECT: Amendment II with Voiance Language Services, LLC for Telephonic Interpretation Services

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
Sitting as the In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority Governing Board:

Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute Amendment II to Agreement No. 17-189 with Voiance Language Services, LLC for telephonic interpretation services extending the term by one year from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020 and increasing the maximum by $592,450 to a total of $1,175,578.

Sitting as the County of Fresno Board of Supervisors:

Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute Amendment II to Agreement No. 17-189 with Voiance Language Services, LLC for telephonic interpretation services extending the term by one year from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020 and increasing the maximum by $592,450 to a total of $1,175,578.
REPORT
Approval of the recommended actions will allow County departments and the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Public Authority to continue to provide access to public services for clients with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). The services are required pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and will be funded using State and Federal funds with no increase in Net County Cost. This item is countywide.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

There is no viable alternative action. If the Board does not approve the recommended actions, County departments and the IHSS Public Authority will be unable to provide legally mandated access to public services.

FISCAL IMPACT:

There is no increase in Net County Cost associated with the recommended actions.

Costs for the Department of Social Services and IHSS Public Authority will be offset with State and Federal Social Services funds ($928,470), County match...

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