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§ 7419. Evaluation Criteria.

4 CA ADC § 7419Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

Barclays California Code of Regulations
Title 4. Business Regulations
Division 10. California Health Facilities Financing Authority
Chapter 8. Community Services Infrastructure Grant Program
4 CCR § 7419
§ 7419. Evaluation Criteria.
(a) Applications shall be scored on the following criteria:
(1) Project increases or expands access to and capacity for community mental health treatment, substance use disorder treatment, and/or trauma-centered services that offer relevant alternatives to incarceration. (Maximum 25 points)
(A) Project proposes new or expanded treatment and/or service facilities to be funded by the Grant, describes the services within the facilities, and clearly identifies the Target Population(s) to be served. (Maximum 7 points)
(B) Project meets the community need, seeks to address who does and does not receive services now, including demographics, and is designed to reduce the need of mental health treatment, substance use disorder treatment, and/or trauma-centered services in jails and/or prisons. (Maximum 6 points)
(C) Project increases capacity for community based Jail Diversion Program(s). Application indicates mental health treatment, substance use disorder treatment, and/or trauma-centered service beds or service capacity that will be added, and how the number(s) added will impact the Target Population(s) and translate into a number of additional individuals that may be served in the community. (Maximum 6 points)
(D) Application describes existing or proposed Jail Diversion plan, including the intercepts (e.g., pre-booking, pre-plead, post-conviction) at which Justice-Involved Individuals are diverted from jail and/or prison. (Maximum 6 points)
(2) Application demonstrates a clear plan for a continuum of care for mental health treatment, substance use disorder treatment, and trauma-centered services; and for collaboration, integration, and linkage with health care providers, law enforcement, judicial systems, public health systems, behavioral health services, and social services. (Maximum 15 points)
(A) Project fits in with the continuum of care as it presently exists in the community. The Application identifies the shortcomings that exist within the continuum and how the Project will improve the existing continuum of care for Justice-Involved Individuals utilizing mental health treatment, substance use disorder treatment, and/or trauma-centered services. (Maximum 4 points)
(B) Application describes how the Target Population(s) will be retained in treatment and the discharge plan from the Program(s), including the continuum of care that the Target Population(s) will receive once discharged from the Program(s). (Maximum 4 points)
(C) Application identifies working relationships with Related Supports that already exist and/or which will be established to enhance and expand community collaboration designed to maximize and expedite access to treatment and/or services for the purpose of diverting individuals with mental health disorders, individuals with substance use disorders, and/or who are victims of trauma arising from sex trafficking, domestic violence, and other violent crimes from jails and/or prisons and improving wellness for those individuals. (Maximum 4 points)
(D) Identification of working relationships shall be supported by letters or Memoranda of Understanding from Related Supports identifying the collaborative efforts amongst the agencies identified to expand treatment and/or services. (Maximum 3 points)
(i) Counties Applying Jointly shall provide evidence, such as Memoranda of Understanding and/or interagency agreements, or a plan in place showing collaboration between counties for treatment and/or services for Justice-Involved Individuals across county lines.
(3) Identifies key outcomes and a plan for measuring them. (Maximum 10 points)
(A) Application includes methodology, timeline, and assignment of responsibility to measure and demonstrate outcomes of the Program, including the following:
(i) Reduced number of individuals with mental health disorders, individuals with substance use disorders, and victims of trauma in jails and/or prisons; and reduced need for mental health treatment, substance use disorder treatment, and/or trauma-centered services in jails and/or prisons. (Maximum 2 points)
(ii) Number and demographics of individuals within the Target Population(s) who utilize mental health treatment, substance use disorder treatment, and/or trauma-centered services. (Maximum 2 points)
(iii) Number and demographics of individuals who complete treatment and/or services. (Maximum 2 points)
(iv) Number and demographics of individuals who did not complete treatment and/or services and were returned to jail and/or prison. (Maximum 2 points)
(v) Cost savings of the Program(s) compared to the cost of providing mental health treatment, substance use disorder treatment, and/or trauma-centered services in jails and/or prisons. (Maximum 2 points)
(4) Project is, or will be, Ready, Feasible, and Sustainable. (Maximum 50 points)
(A) Application provides a detailed plan and timeline with the steps needed to complete the Project and demonstrates the ability to meet the timeframe set forth in subdivision (G). Supporting documentation is provided, if available. (Maximum 15 points)
(i) Address of Project site, if available. If a Project site has not been identified, a description of the process, criteria for selection, and timeline for identification of Project site that will be utilized. (Maximum 2 points)
(ii) Renderings and/or floor plans of Project site, if available. (Maximum 2 points)
(iii) Necessary approvals and processes to complete the Project, and the names and roles of all responsible entities. This includes, but is not limited to, County Board of Supervisors' approval, Requests for Proposals, architectural and construction contracts, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance, building permits, conditional use permits, and Memoranda of Understanding/interagency agreements for Counties Applying Jointly, as applicable. (Maximum 3 points)
(iv) Key milestones, in the future and completed to date, including projected or actual Project start date (i.e., date of purchase, renovation, or lease), Project end date (i.e., date of occupancy), and projected start date of services to the Target Population(s). (Maximum 3 points)
(v) The plan and current status for staffing the Program(s). (Maximum 2 points)
(vi) Potential challenges that may affect the timeline to start providing services and how those challenges will be mitigated, including but not limited to, site identification and acquisition, contracting, local use permit process, County Board of Supervisors' approval, CEQA process, Building Code compliance, selection of service provider, licensure, certification, loss of a site, delays in local (city and/or county) approvals, community opposition issues, loss or reduction in leveraged funding, and increased Project costs, as applicable. (Maximum 3 points)
(B) Application describes community outreach and engagement efforts for the proposed Program(s) in the vicinity of the planned Project site. The following items are provided: (Maximum 7 points)
(i) A copy of the notice informing the public of the time and place of the meeting at which the planned Project will be discussed, and a copy of the agenda for the meeting, including evidence of time allocated for public discussion, and any other evidence of collaboration with the county agency that oversees community outreach efforts.
(C) A qualified service provider has been identified or a plan is in place for identifying one and the following are addressed: (Maximum 8 points)
(i) If a service provider that will operate the Program(s) has already been identified, written plans in place for how the treatment and/or services will be provided shall be described. These include a description of range of services offered and information about the service provider including expertise in mental health treatment, substance use disorder treatment, and/or trauma-centered services; purpose; goals; and services of the organization. (Maximum 5 points)
OR
If a service provider has not been identified, the process, criteria for selection, and timeline for identification are clear. (Maximum 5 points)
(ii) Service provider has at least three years of experience working with the Target Population(s). (Maximum 3 points)
(D) For proposed Program(s), Application demonstrates certainty of Medi-Cal certification and/or certainty of state licensure/certification, if applicable. (Required, but no points awarded)
(E) Application identifies total cost of the Project, and sufficient funding sources or a plan for acquiring them. (Maximum 10 points)
(i) A line item of Project costs, including the proposed use of Grant funds.
(ii) Project leverages public and/or private funding sources sufficient to complete the Project and includes the amounts and current status of funding.
(iii) The total uses of funds shall not exceed the total amount of all available funding sources.
(iv) A description of the County's internal processes to ensure the Grant funds will only be used for eligible costs as described in Section 7415.
(F) Application includes: (Maximum 10 points)
(i) A budget that details annual projected operating costs.
(ii) A description of new Program funding sources with amounts and cash flow projections and/or how existing funding will be redirected to provide ongoing support for the useful life of the Project for new and expanded services.
(iii) Documentation such as funding letters, minutes from the County Board of Supervisors meeting evidencing approval of the budget, or other documentation acceptable to the Authority. If approval has not been obtained, a detailed plan for obtaining such approval is provided.
(G) Application shall demonstrate that Project will be Ready, Feasible, and Sustainable within 12 months of the approval of the Final Allocation.

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Note: Authority cited: Section 5848.51, Welfare and Institutions Code. Reference: Section 5848.51, Welfare and Institutions Code.
History
1. New section filed 11-26-2018 as an emergency; operative 11-26-2018 (Register 2018, No. 48). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 5-28-2019 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
2. New section refiled 5-28-2019 as an emergency; operative 5-28-2019 (Register 2019, No. 22). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 8-26-2019 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
3. Certificate of Compliance as to 5-28-2019 order transmitted to OAL 8-21-2019 and filed 10-3-2019 (Register 2019, No. 40).
This database is current through 6/7/24 Register 2024, No. 23.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 4, § 7419, 4 CA ADC § 7419
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