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File #: 20-5016   
Type: Grant Applications and Awards
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 9/17/2020
Posting Language: Ordinance accepting a grant award of $69,295,052.00 for the period beginning October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021; approving a full year budget in the amount of $72,918,339.00 which includes program income of $1,000 and an in-kind match of $3,622,287.00 for the purpose of managing the Child Care Services program in the 13 County Alamo Workforce Development Area; approving a personnel complement of 70 positions; and accepting up to 20% additional funding if awarded and matching funds are available in the City's budget. [Colleen M. Bridger, MPH, PhD, Assistant City Manager; Melody Woosley, Director, Human Services]
Attachments: 1. Draft Ordinance, 2. Ordinance 2020-09-17-0655
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DEPARTMENT: Human Services


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Melody Woosley


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

FY 2021 Child Care Services Program

SUMMARY:

This ordinance authorizes budgetary, grant, and associated contract related actions for the City's FY 2021 Child Care Services (CCS) Program, including:
a) acceptance of grant award from Workforce Solutions Alamo in the amount of $69,295,052.00 for the period of October 1, 2020 - September 30, 2021;
b) a total program budget of $72,918,339.00 including an in-kind match of up to $3,622,287.00 and $1,000.00 from program income, and a personnel complement of 70 positions; and
c) approval for the Director of the Department of Human Services to execute any and all documents related to acceptance of this grant, to include acceptance of additional grant funds, if awarded, and in-kind funds as available in the City's budget, in amounts up to 20%.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

For over 30 years, the Department of Human Services (DHS) has managed the CCS program in Bexar and 12 rural counties comprising the Alamo Workforce Development Areas. The program provides subsidized childcare for families meeting income and other qualification requirements. In FY 2020, the CCS program served 17,461 unduplicated children and provided 2,888 children with 3 months of care through COVID-19 relief programming. On average, 13,590 children were served daily with over 6,642 children on a waitlist to receive subsidized childcare.

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) administers the State's subsidized childcare program through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Child Care Development Block Grant. TWC determines the allocation for childcare services based on federal appropriations, local needs, and contracts with Workforce Solutions Alamo (WSA), the local workforce development board, to implement the program. Through a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) process, WSA awards contracts with local agencies to pr...

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