APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute on behalf of the County Contract Amendment Agreement #74-610-4 with Westcare California, Inc., a non-profit corporation, effective October 1, 2020, to amend Contract #74-610-3 to modify the rates to continue to provide substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and detoxification services for Contra Costa County residents in West County, with no change in the original payment limit of $1,521,380, and no change in the original term of October 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.
The recommended contract amendment does not change the payment limit, rather recognizes the business interruption issues faced by the Community Based Organizations (CBO’s). The rate adjustments will ensure that the CBO’s have sufficient cash to continue providing needed services to the community. The contracts are partially funded with State “2011 Realignment” dollars. Given the COVID-19 impact on State revenues it is likely that collection of the Realignment funding will be delayed.