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File #: 2020-0880   
Type: Consent Calendar Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/19/2020 In control: Human Services
On agenda: 9/22/2020 Final action:
Title: Human Services Department Revenue Standard Agreement for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) and Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA)
Department or Agency Name(s): Human Services
Attachments: 1. HSD Revenue Standard Agreement for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act Summary, 2. Attachment 1 - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education Resolution, 3. Attachment 2 - Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act Resolution
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To: Board of Supervisors

Department or Agency Name(s): Human Services Department

Staff Name and Phone Number: Paul Dunaway 565-3673, Tracy Repp 565-5982, Katie Parrish 565-5930

Vote Requirement: Majority

Supervisorial District(s): Countywide

 

Title:

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Human Services Department Revenue Standard Agreement for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) and Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA)

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Recommended Action:

Recommended action

A)                     Adopt a resolution authorizing the Director of the Human Services Department to execute the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education Agreement SP-2021-27 with the California Department of Aging, to accept $92,732 in revenue to fund evidence-based nutrition education and obesity prevention for older adults, and to execute future amendments to adjust for revenue changes.

B)                     Adopt a resolution authorizing the Director of the Human Services Department to execute the Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act Agreement MI-2021-27 with the California Department of Aging, to accept $65,257 in revenue to fund Medicare support services for older adults, and to execute future amendments to adjust for revenue changes.

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Executive Summary:

The Human Services Department Adult and Aging Division is requesting that the Board of Supervisors adopt a resolution and authorize the Director of the Human Services Department to sign a contract to accept funding from the California Department of Aging to fund the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education and Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act for older adults beginning on October 1, 2020. Funding will enhance healthy lifestyles through increased physical activity and nutritional education and promote Medicare prevention and wellness benefits.

 

Discussion:

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-ED), now referred to as CalFresh Healthy Living, is the nutrition education and obesity prevention component of SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps). The overarching goal of SNAP-ED is to promote healthy living through increased physical activity and nutritional education. The California Department of Aging is the recipient of the SNAP-ED funding from the United States Department of Agriculture, and is a pass-through for contracting with statewide Area Agencies on Aging for implementing local evidence-based interventions.

SNAP-ED funding is based on the federal fiscal year(FFY) funding cycle and allocated based on the state fiscal year cycle, resulting in $92,732 in funding for FFY 2020-21 (10-1-20 through 9-30-21).

The SNAP-ED funding will be used to provide A Matter of Balance and Bingocize programs. A Matter of Balance is a nationally recognized evidence-based program designed to help older adults avoid falls and increase activity levels. A Matter of Balance is intended for older adults (age 60 and older) whose fear of falling compromises their level of social and physical activity. Trained coaches support older adults in learning how to identify fall risks by addressing issues regarding medications; providing problem-solving strategies to address behavior and habits that contribute to falls; incorporating simple exercises to promote strength, flexibility and balance; and advising older adults on how to access community resources for added support.

 

Bingocize is an evidence-based fall prevention program from the University of Western Kentucky, designed for older adults (age 60 and older). The program combines the fun of Bingo with progressively difficult fall prevention exercises, consisting of one-hour games played weekly over four weeks.  Session are led by a certified instructor, and the prescribed exercises can be done sitting or standing.

 

Additionally, A Matter of Balance coaches and Bingocize instructors provide nutritional education handouts highlighting local produce and other healthy food sources using “Harvest of the Month” materials, as well as identifying local Farmers’ Market locations. The handouts are used to promote the consumption of fresh local fruits and vegetables, and to reinforce how nutrition plays a key role in overall good health.

 

The Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging has received SNAP-ED funding for the previous five federal fiscal year (FFY) cycles in the following amounts:

 

FFY 2019-20 - $98,171

FFY 2018-19 - $97,295

FFY 2017-18 - $29,569

FFY 2016-17 - $30,452

FFY 2015-16 - $26,630

 

Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act

The Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) funding supports activities to expand Medicare beneficiary enrollment in the Prescription Drug Low Income Subsidy Program and the Medicare Savings Program, provides outreach to those living in rural areas, provides enrollment efforts for Medicare Part D, and promotes Medicare prevention and wellness benefits. Funding will be used locally to achieve these goals for Sonoma County residents. The funding is allocated on a year-by-year basis and is not guaranteed each year. MIPPA funding is based on the federal fiscal year funding cycle with modification to reflect the state fiscal year, resulting in $65,257 in funding for FFY 2020-21.

 

The Area Agency on Aging has received MIPPA funding for the previous five FFY cycles in the following amounts:

 

FFY 2018-20: $120,332

FFY 2017-18: $63,960

FFY 2015-17: $37,763

FFY 2014-15: $39,317

 

 

Prior Board Actions:

September 17, 2019: Board approved Resolution #19-0369 authorizing the Director of Human Services to execute an agreement for SNAP-ED funding.

October 16, 2018: Board approved Resolution #18-0434 authorizing the Director of Human Services to execute an agreement for SNAP-ED.

October 16, 2018: Board approved Resolution #18-0433 authorizing the Director of Human Services to execute an agreement for MIPPA funding.

August 15, 2017: Board approved Resolution #17-0295 authorizing the Director of Human Services to execute an agreement for SNAP-ED funding.

 

Fiscal Summary

 Expenditures

FY 20-21 Adopted

FY 21-22 Projected

FY 22-23 Projected

Budgeted Expenses

$158,051

$35,048

 

Additional Appropriation Requested

$30,237

 

 

Total Expenditures

$188,288

$35,048

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Funding Sources

 

 

 

General Fund/WA GF

 

 

 

State/Federal

$188,288

$35,048

 

Fees/Other

 

 

 

Use of Fund Balance

 

 

 

Contingencies

 

 

 

Total Sources

$188,288

$35,048

0

 

Narrative Explanation of Fiscal Impacts:

The Human Services Department will request to adjust the FY 20-21 budgeted amount to increase appropriations during the County Budget Adjustment Process for FY 20-21. FY 20-21 will be adjusted by $30,237: SNAP-Ed for $22,247 and MIPPA for $7,990.  FY 21-22 will increase by $35,048: SNAP-Ed for $23,183 and MIPPA for $11,865. For the period of July through September 2020 the amount of $14,764 was previously Board approved Resolution #18-0433 for MIPPA, the total amount budgeted in FY20-21 for MIPPA is $60,166. For the period of July through September 2020 the amount of $50,583 was previously Board approved Resolution #19-0369 for SNAP-Ed, the total amount budgeted in FY20-21 for SNAP-Ed is $97,885. The total budgeted amount in FY20-21 for MIPPA and SNAP-Ed is $158,051. Program expenses are fully covered by funds from the California Department of Aging.  There is no match required from county General Fund.

 

 

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Narrative Explanation of Staffing Impacts (If Required):

None

 

Attachments:

Attachment 1 - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education Resolution

Attachment 2 - Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act Resolution

 

Related Items “On File” with the Clerk of the Board:

California Department of Aging Standard Agreement for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) - Agreement # SP-2021-27

California Department of Aging Standard Agreement for Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) - Agreement MI-2021-27