The County of Santa Clara


Consider recommendations relating to the Youth Reinvestment Grant Program.


Department:Probation DepartmentSponsors:

Multiple Recommendations

Possible action:
a. Adopt Resolution ratifying the approval of the Grant Agreement with the Board of State and Community Corrections relating to the receipt of the Youth Reinvestment Grant Program funds in an amount not to exceed $1,000,000 for period July 1, 2019 through February 28, 2023, and authorizing the County Executive, or designee, to execute Amendments to the Grant Agreement, following approval by County Counsel as to form and legality. (Roll Call Vote)
b. Approve Request for Appropriation Modification No. 30 - $1,000,000 increasing revenue and expenditures in the Probation Department budget, relating to the Youth Reinvestment Grant Program. (4/5 Roll Call Vote)



The Grant Agreement with the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) will provide revenue funds in the amount of $1,000,000 over a five-year period. The department is requesting an increase of $1,000,000 in revenue and expenditure appropriation in services and supplies to provide program services. The 25 percent matching contribution of the awarded funds, or $250,000, will be provided by the Santa Clara County Office of Education.


Reason(s) for approval of agreement:

Pursuant to Board Policy, Board review and approval are required for competitive grant applications and any resulting contracts that have a total value of over $250,000. If the Board is not available to approve a grant application or an agreement, the County Executive has authority to approve such applications and agreements, and the Agency/Department is required to bring the subject contract to the next Board meeting for Board action.

On July 22, 2019, the Probation Department received the attached Grant Agreement relating to the Youth Reinvestment Program (YRG) fund from the BSCC with a due date for signature of August 1, 2019. Because the Board of Supervisors was not available to approve the Grant Agreement, the Probation Department submitted the Agreement to the County Executive for signature. To comply with Board Policy, the Probation Department is requesting the Board of Supervisors to ratify the approval of the Grant Agreement by the County Executive.

The BSCC will return a fully executed copy to the Probation Department upon signing the Agreement, which the Probation Department will forward to the Clerk of the Board.

Reason(s) for exemption from Board Policy:

Pursuant to Board Policy, Intergovernmental Agreements are categorically exempt from competitive procurement and do not require preapproval by the Office of Countywide Contracting Management or the Procurement Department.



The recommended action will have a positive impact on the Every Child Safe, Juvenile Arrest Rate indicator by enabling the Probation Department to receive the YRG Program award to fund efforts aimed at lowering arrest rates in Santa Clara County.


The recommended action will have no/neutral impact on seniors.


The recommended action will have no/neutral sustainability implications.


On January 18, 2019, the BSCC released a Request for Proposals (RFP), inviting all California counties and cities to submit proposals for the YRG Program. The purpose of the YRG Program is to provide funding for programs and services aimed at diverting youth away from the juvenile justice system. The grant award amount is up to $1,000,000, with a grant term from July 1, 2019 to February 28, 2023.

On March 19, 2019, the Board of Supervisors authorized the Probation Department to submit a grant proposal for the YRG Program. In partnership with the Santa Clara County Office of Education, the Probation Department served as the lead applicant agency for the YRG grant proposal submitted to the BSCC.


The Grant Agreement with the BSCC to receive the YRG Program funds will not be approved and the SCCOE will be unable to provide the services in South County.


Upon approval from the Board of Supervisors, the Clerk of the Board is requested to expedite processing of the signed resolution within five business days and notify John Tran and Mariel Caballero of the Probation Department.



Meeting History

Aug 13, 2019 9:30 AM Video Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting
MOVER:Cindy Chavez, Vice President
SECONDER:Susan Ellenberg, Supervisor
AYES:Mike Wasserman, Cindy Chavez, Dave Cortese, Susan Ellenberg, S. Joseph Simitian