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File #: 21-0929    Version: 1 Name: State Department of Rehabilitation Attachment
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/7/2021 In control: Behavioral Health
On agenda: 10/19/2021 Final action: 10/19/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the DR325 Grant/Contract Signature Authorization Form as a component of Agreement No. 21-082 with the California Department of Rehabilitation.
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. DR325 Grant/Contract Signature Authorization Form
DATE: October 19, 2021

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBMITTED BY: Dawan Utecht, Director, Department of Behavioral Health

SUBJECT: State Department of Rehabilitation Agreement Attachment

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the DR325 Grant/Contract Signature Authorization Form as a component of Agreement No. 21-082 with the California Department of Rehabilitation.
REPORT
Approval of the recommended action will fulfill the California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) requirement to include the authorization form in an agreement previously approved by your Board on March 23, 2021. The form was provided by DOR on August 6, 2021 and will be attached to the agreement with no change to the terms or conditions. This item is countywide.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

Should your Board not approve the recommended action, the Department of Behavioral Health will be unable to fulfill DOR's contract process requirements, which could adversely affect the County's ability to provide funding for vocational rehabilitation services.

FISCAL IMPACT:

There is no increase in Net County Cost associated with the recommended action. DOR has already invoiced the County for Agreement No. 21-082 and payment was submitted in FY 2019-20. However, DOR has not been able to finalize the invoice without the necessary attachment.

DISCUSSION:

Since August 2011, the Department has collaborated with DOR to provide vocational rehabilitation services to individuals with severe mental illness (SMI).

On December 5, 2017, the Board approved Agreement No. 17-611 with the DOR for supported employment services to individuals with SMI.

On March 23, 2021, your Board approved Agreement No. 21-082 with DOR, which superseded Agreement No. 17-611 that split DOR funding for vocational and educational services between the Department and Dreamcatchers Empowerment Network, a contractor. Dreamcatchers took over as provider of vocational services as part of Agreement No. 20...

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