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File #: 23-087   
Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/3/2023 In control: Clark County Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 1/17/2023 Final action:
Title: Approve and accept anticipated grant award from the State of Nevada Department of Health and Human Services for the Caseworker Visitation Program in the amount $139,959 for the period effective October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023; approve and authorize the continuation of two (2) part-time grant funded Family Service Specialist positions for the period during which the grant funds are available; and authorize the Administrator to sign the Notice of Subaward and any additional grant documents; and accept the funds awarded. (For possible action)
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. SFY23 Scope of Work Caseworker Visit, 3. SFY 23 Budget Narrative CASEWORKER VISIT

CLARK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

AGENDA ITEM

 

Petitioner:

Tim Burch, Administrator of Human Services

Recommendation: 

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Approve and accept anticipated grant award from the State of Nevada Department of Health and Human Services for the Caseworker Visitation Program in the amount $139,959 for the period effective October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023; approve and authorize the continuation of two (2) part-time grant funded Family Service Specialist positions for the period during which the grant funds are available; and authorize the Administrator to sign the Notice of Subaward and any additional grant documents; and accept the funds awarded.  (For possible action)

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FISCAL IMPACT:

Fund #:

2031.000

Fund Name:

County Grants

Fund Center:

1250812000

Funded PGM/Grant:

1250.VISIT.2023

Amount:

$139,959.00

Description:

Caseworker Visitation Program

Additional Comments:

Cash Match of $49,175.00 is required

 

BACKGROUND: 

Since March 15, 2005, the Clark County Department of Family Services (DFS) has been receiving grant funding from the State of Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) to support monthly caseworker visits.

DFS has confirmed with DCFS their intent to grant DFS its yearly grant award for caseworker visits for FY23.  This item is submitted to the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) to approve and accept the anticipated award to allow the continuation of caseworker visitation to family homes and children in Out-of-Home Placement and allow the continuation of two (2) part-time Family Service Specialist positions to complete Social Summaries to move youth forward in Permanency.  In addition, funds will be used to fund overtime hours for caseworkers to complete required visits outside of their normal shifts.

In prior years, the grant awards for caseworker visits were:  FY 22: Grant funds $136,068/Match $47,787; FY 21:  Grant funds $132,552/Match $46,572; FY 20:  Grant funds $124,559/Match $43,764; and FY 19:  Grant funds $115,560/Match $40,602.

The award process for this grant differs from the normal grant application process as funding is made available to the state and passed through to DFS without advance notice, competitive process, or application submission. 

Staff request the BCC approve and authorize the anticipated grant award and accept the funds awarded.