Inter-Departmental Correspondence

Human Services Agency



April 20, 2010


June 22, 2010







Honorable Board of Supervisors


Beverly Beasley Johnson, Director, Human Services Agency


Agreement with Edgewood Center for Children and Families



Adopt a Resolution:


A) Waiving the Request for Proposal process;


B) Authorizing the President of the Board to execute an Agreement with Edgewood Center for Children and Families for providing support services to children, youth and their families who are placed in the homes of relatives for the term of July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011, in the amount of $488,227 in which $187,275 is Net County Cost;

C) Authorizing the Director of the Human Services Agency (HSA) or the Director’s designee to execute contract amendments which modify the County’s maximum fiscal obligation by no more than $25,000 (in aggregate), and/or modify the contract term and/or services so long as the modified term or services is/are within the current or revised fiscal provisions.



This Agreement will benefit families and children throughout the County, and have positive impacts on the outcome measures that are in the Children and Family Services’ strategic plan as well as state and federal outcome measures.

The Edgewood Center for Children and Families, Kinship Support & Services Program (KSSP) has worked collaboratively with the Human Services Agency's Children and Family Services Division in San Mateo County for several years to support children being placed with relatives rather than being placed in out of home foster placements.  The Edgewood KSSP program has been successful in their efforts towards assisting and enabling children to remain with their kinship families.  The Edgewood KSSP has also received recognition by the state, and as such has been providing technical assistance to other KSSP throughout the state.  The Edgewood Center for Children and Families is the only KSSP provider in the County and should be considered a sole source provider. Therefore, it is in the best interest of the County to contract with this agency.


The Contractor has assured compliance with the County's Contractor Employee Jury Service Ordinance, as well as all other contract provisions that are required by County ordinance and administrative memoranda, including but not limited to insurance, hold harmless, non-discrimination and equal benefits. County Counsel has reviewed and approved this Agreement and the Resolution as to form and Risk Management has approved the Contractor’s insurance for this Agreement.


Approval of this Agreement contributes to the Shared Vision 2025 outcome of a Prosperous Community by ensuring that the children who may otherwise be placed in foster and/or group homes have the ability to live with their relatives.  Through this Agreement, approximately 725 children will receive the supportive kinship services that will enable them to remain with their kinship relatives.  Consequently, there will be fewer disruptions in the lives of these children which will contribute to their potential to succeed and prosper in their respective communities throughout the County so that they can develop into productive adults.  It is anticipated that 99% of children placed in relative or Non-Related Extended Family Member (NREFM) care will remain with kin, NREFM or return to birth parents. 


Performance Measure(s):


FY 2009-10


FY 2009-10


FY 2010-11


Percentage of children placed in relative or NREFM care that will remain with kin, NREFM or return to birth parents






The term of this Agreement is July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. The amount of the Agreement is $488,227, of this amount $126,170 is state KSSP allocation, $94,500 is CalWORKs, $80,282 Child Welfare Services revenue of and the remaining $187,275 is Net County Cost. Appropriations have been included in the Recommended Budget for FY 2010-11.