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File #: 20-0489    Version: 1 Name: COVID-related Beds within the City of Fresno
Type: Agenda Item Status: Morning Session
File created: 5/4/2020 In control: Social Services
On agenda: 5/12/2020 Final action: 5/12/2020
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: 1. Discuss and provide direction regarding the Fresno County COVID-19 Homeless Response; and, 2. Authorize the Director of the Department of Social Services to send 30-day notices to end Agreement Nos. 20-126 and 20-147 with RH Community Builders and Poverello House, respectively, effective June 26, 2020, if the Fresno City Council does not take action on May 14, 2020 to use their Emergency Solutions Grant Coronavirus funding allocation for the Response.
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Additional Information
DATE: May 12, 2020

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBMITTED BY: Delfino Neira, Director, Department of Social Services

SUBJECT: COVID-related Beds within the City of Fresno

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
1. Discuss and provide direction regarding the Fresno County COVID-19 Homeless Response; and,

2. Authorize the Director of the Department of Social Services to send 30-day notices to end Agreement Nos. 20-126 and 20-147 with RH Community Builders and Poverello House, respectively, effective June 26, 2020, if the Fresno City Council does not take action on May 14, 2020 to use their Emergency Solutions Grant Coronavirus funding allocation for the Response.
REPORT
Approval of the recommended actions will allow for discussion and direction from your Board regarding the countywide COVID-19 Homeless Response (Response). In addition, if the Fresno City Council does not approve use of their Emergency Solutions Grant COVID-19 (ESG-CV) funding allocation to aid the Response in the City of Fresno (City) by May 14, 2020, the Director of the Department of Social Services would send notices to terminate the County of Fresno and Fresno Madera Continuum of Care (FMCoC) COVID-19 Emergency Homelessness Funding Grant services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness in the City's jurisdiction. The agreements that would end consist of a two-month base (March to May 2020) with option to extend four added 30-day periods. This item is countywide.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

There are no viable alternative actions. The FMCoC and County COVID-19 Emergency Homelessness Funding Grant Allocations will be exhausted by the end of June 2020. These funds were used to support beds in City's jurisdiction.

FISCAL IMPACT:

There is no change in Net County Cost associated with the recommended actions. The 30-day maximum contracted amounts are $354,265 for RH Community Builders and $49,216 for Poverello House.

The COVID-19 Emergency Homelessness Funding Grant allocations for the F...

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