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C. 70
To: Board of Supervisors
From: Kathy Gallagher, Employment & Human Services Director
Date: December  15, 2020
The Seal of Contra Costa County, CA
Contra
Costa
County
Subject: Contract Amend/Extend with Aspiranet for Receiving Center Services 20-21

APPROVE OTHER
RECOMMENDATION OF CNTY ADMINISTRATOR RECOMMENDATION OF BOARD COMMITTEE

Contact: A. Bailey-Nesbitt, (925) 608-4942
I hereby certify that this is a true and correct copy of an action taken and entered on the minutes of the Board of Supervisors on the date shown.
ATTESTED:     December  15, 2020
David Twa,
 
BY: , Deputy

 

RECOMMENDATION(S):

APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Employment and Human Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract amendment and extension with Aspiranet, a non-profit corporation, to increase the payment limit by $616,150 to a new payment limit of $2,446,711, for emergency shelter receiving center services to foster children, and extend the term through June 30, 2021. (70% State, 30% County General Funds)

FISCAL IMPACT:

This will increase department expenditures by $616,150 for a total department expenditure of $2,446,711 of which $1,730,561 is for the Fiscal 2020-2021 year, and $716,150 was for the Fiscal 2019-2020 year. The funds allocated for this contract are 70% State 2011 Realignment and 30% County General Funds.

CONSEQUENCE OF NEGATIVE ACTION:

Emergency shelter will not be available to temporarily care for children taken into protective custody after December 31, 2020.





BACKGROUND:

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, a contract extension of the previous contract through December 31, 2020 was required to ensure critical emergency shelter placement services were being provided while the contract terms and budget were being renegotiated. With the recent budgetary determinations covering July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021, the Contract terms and budget were renegotiated to support continuance of the Aspiranet Receiving Center Contract through June 30, 2021.  
  
The Receiving Centers serve as the hub of the Employment and Human Services Department (EHSD) emergency shelter system. They provide temporary care to children who have been taken into protective custody and children and youth who are transitioning into resource family (foster) placements. The Receiving Centers offer a homelike setting and are designed to promote stability in placement, focus on the needs of the individual child, minimize move, and support permanence at the early stages of EHSD intervention.  
  
Approval of the Contract Extension Agreement will allow the Contractor to provide emergency shelter placement services to youth through June 30, 2021.

CHILDREN'S IMPACT STATEMENT:

This contract supports all five community outcomes established in the Children's Report Card: 1) Children Ready for and Succeeding in School; 2) Children and Youth Healthy and Preparing for Productive Adulthood; 3) Families that are Economically Self Sufficient; 4) Families that are Safe, Stable and Nurture; and 5) Communities that are Safe and Provide a High Quality of Life for Children and Families, by providing a homelike environment for children entering the Child Welfare System.

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