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File #: 21-0913    Version: 1 Name: Retroactive Auto 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. 21-290
Title: 1. Retroactively approve and authorize the District Attorney's previous submittal of a grant application to the State of California, Department of Insurance (CDI) for continuation of the Automobile Insurance Fraud Program, for the period July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 ($572,605); and 2. Adopt Resolution approving and authorizing the District Attorney to execute retroactive Grant Award Agreement, including any extensions or amendments, for continued funding of the Automobile Insurance Fraud Program with the CDI, for the period July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 ($387,390).
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Auto Grant Application / Agreement with CDI, 3. Resolution No. 21-290
DATE: October 19, 2021

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBMITTED BY: Lisa A. Smittcamp, District Attorney

SUBJECT: Retroactive Automobile Insurance Fraud Program Grant Application and Agreement

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
1. Retroactively approve and authorize the District Attorney's previous submittal of a grant application to the State of California, Department of Insurance (CDI) for continuation of the Automobile Insurance Fraud Program, for the period July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 ($572,605); and
2. Adopt Resolution approving and authorizing the District Attorney to execute retroactive Grant Award Agreement, including any extensions or amendments, for continued funding of the Automobile Insurance Fraud Program with the CDI, for the period July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 ($387,390).
REPORT
There is no additional increase in Net County Cost associated with these actions, which will allow for the continuation of the Automobile Insurance Fraud Program through June 30, 2022. The Automobile Insurance Fraud Program application was submitted to meet the State's deadline, contingent on your Board's approval. The CDI requires the District Attorney to be the designated official authorized to sign the recommended Grant Award Agreement, including any extensions or amendments, so the second recommended action adopts a resolution authorizing the District Attorney to execute the recommended grant agreement. This item is countywide.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

If the recommended actions are not approved, the Automobile Insurance Fraud Program will not be funded for FY 2021-22. The loss of this grant will result in the elimination of one Deputy District Attorney and one Senior District Attorney Investigator positions.

RETROACTIVE AGREEMENT:

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

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