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File #: 21-0912    Version: 1 Name: Retroactive Workers’ Compensation Insurance Fraud Program Grant Application and Agreement
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/3/2021 In control: District Attorney
On agenda: 10/19/2021 Final action: 10/19/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #: Resolution No. 21-289
Title: 1. Retroactively authorize the District Attorney's previous submittal of a grant application to the State of California, Department of Insurance (CDI) for continuation of the Workers' Compensation Insurance Fraud Program, for the period July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 ($1,348,743); and 2. Adopt a Resolution authorizing the District Attorney to execute retroactive Grant Award Agreement, including any extensions or amendments, for continued funding of the Workers' Compensation Insurance Fraud Program with the CDI, for the period July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 ($1,348,743).
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Grant Application/Agreement with CDI, 3. Resolution No. 21-289
DATE: October 19, 2021

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBMITTED BY: Lisa A. Smittcamp, District Attorney

SUBJECT: Retroactive Workers' Compensation Insurance Fraud Program Grant Application and Agreement

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
1. Retroactively authorize the District Attorney's previous submittal of a grant application to the State of California, Department of Insurance (CDI) for continuation of the Workers' Compensation Insurance Fraud Program, for the period July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 ($1,348,743); and
2. Adopt a Resolution authorizing the District Attorney to execute retroactive Grant Award Agreement, including any extensions or amendments, for continued funding of the Workers' Compensation Insurance Fraud Program with the CDI, for the period July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 ($1,348,743).
REPORT
There is no increase in Net County Cost associated with these actions, which will allow for the continuation of this program through June 30, 2022. To meet the grant filing deadline, the application was submitted to CDI, contingent on your Board's approval. The CDI requires the District Attorney (DA) to be the designated official authorized to sign the recommended grant award agreement, including any extensions or amendments, so the second recommended action would adopt a resolution authorizing the District Attorney to execute the grant agreement. This item is countywide.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

If the recommended actions are not approved, this program will not be funded for FY 2021-22. The loss of this grant will result in the elimination of the current positions as follows: two Deputy District Attorneys, three Senior District Attorney Investigators, and one Legal Assistant.

RETROACTIVE AGREEMENT:

The request to approve and accept the CDI grant award is retroactive because the District Attorney did not receive the recommended Workers' Compensation Insurance Fraud grant award agreement until September 16, 2021, after the effective date of the grant...

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