Inter-Departmental Correspondence

Aging and Adult Services


May 11, 2004


June 8, 2004


Honorable Board of Supervisors


Charlene A. Silva, Director of Health Services
Lisa L. Mancini, Director of Aging and Adult Services


Amendment 1 to Agreement TV-0304-08 with the California Department of Aging (CDA) for the Title V, Senior Community Services Employment Program (SCSEP) of the Older Americans Act (OAA) of 1965 for FY 2003-04



Adopt a resolution authorizing the President of the Board of Supervisors to execute Amendment 1 to Agreement TV-0304-08 with the CDA for OAA of 1965 for Title V, SCSEP for FY 2003-04



Title V provides funding for SCSEP and supports subsidized training and employment for San Mateo County's older workers. Employment services are part of the group of supportive services funded by OAA. The program is designed to carry out goals and objectives of the New Beginning Strategic Plan related to employment of older workers.


On September 23, 2003, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution Number 66272, approving the California Department of Aging (CDA) Agreement No. TV-0304-08. The original Agreement provided $215,629 for services to 25 seniors. These services are provided in San Mateo by Family Service Agency.



Midway through fiscal year 2003-04 funding for subsidized employment was redistributed statewide based on the 2000 Census information. Census figures indicated that the senior population in other areas of the State grew at a higher rate than in San Mateo County; therefore, San Mateo County's allocation of employment slots was reduced from 25 to 19, and the associated funding was reduced as well. Amendment 1 decreases the total Federal ($11,309) and State ($40,234) funding available by $51,543.


SCSEP is provided by Family Service Agency, a Community-based provider, through agreement with the County. This reduction resulted in a loss of nine senior employment slots in this program. To support Family Service Agency's continued operation of these important programs, the Title IIIB Senior Employment Program is being increased by $3,000 to partially compensate this provider for the loss of administrative funding in the Title V reduction. An amendment to the Family Service Agency will be brought before the County Manager for approval.


County Counsel has reviewed and approved this amendment as to form and content.


Vision Alignment

The agreement with CDA for Title V keeps the commitment of ensuring basic health and safety for all and goal number 8: People-Help vulnerable people-the aged, disabled, mentally ill, at-risk youth and others-achieve a better quality of life and creates opportunities for every household to participate in our prosperity through goal number 17: All households experience real gains in income. Funds for Title V programs will contribute to these commitments and goals by providing opportunities for San Mateo County seniors to be employed.


Fiscal Impact

This Amendment to CDA Agreement TV-0304-08 reduces the total amount of the Agreement from $215,629 to $164,086. State funds are decreased by $40,234, and Federal funding for Older Americans Act, Senior Community Service Employment Program are decreased by $11,309. There is no impact on the County General Fund as a result of this action.