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File #: 19-0654    Version: 1 Name: ED - Mental Health America Workforce Job Training Program
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 6/25/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/16/2019 Final action: 7/16/2019
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute an agreement, and any necessary documents and subsequent amendments, with Mental Health America of Los Angeles, a California nonprofit corporation, to accept grant funding in an amount not to exceed $400,000, and provide services for a Workforce Job Training Program, for the period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020; and Increase appropriations in the Community Development Grants Fund Group in the Economic Development Department by $400,000, offset by grant reimbursement revenue. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Economic Development
Attachments: 1. 071619-C-9sr.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute an agreement, and any necessary documents and subsequent amendments, with Mental Health America of Los Angeles, a California nonprofit corporation, to accept grant funding in an amount not to exceed $400,000, and provide services for a Workforce Job Training Program, for the period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020; and

Increase appropriations in the Community Development Grants Fund Group in the Economic Development Department by $400,000, offset by grant reimbursement revenue. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
Pacific Gateway administers various employment and educational training programs through its Workplace, Harbor Gateway WorkSource Center, and partnerships with selected community organizations. These programs assist job seekers in acquiring skills leading to employment in high-demand occupations by local employers.

In 2018, Pacific Gateway held a series of conversations with Mental Health America of Los Angeles (MHALA) to provide employment and educational training programs to its customers. MHALA subsequently submitted a grant application to the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LA County) and incorporated Pacific Gateway’s programs into their proposal.

MHALA was awarded an LA County grant as a result of their application and has notified Pacific Gateway that it is to receive $400,000, as a subcontractor, to implement the project to serve up to 100 participants. Through the project, Pacific Gateway will provide employment assessments, job development, vocational training, and placement services to enrolled participants. Additionally, these participants will be given access to other Pacific Gateway services, including supportive services and pre-vocational skills training.

This matter was reviewed by Deputy City Attorney Amy R. Webber on June 24, 2019 and by Budget Management Analysis Officer Julissa José-Murray on June 27, 2019.

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