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File #: 21-5216    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Grant Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/21/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 11/30/2021 Final action:
Title: Request by Harris County Resources for Children and Adults for approval to accept an amendment to an agreement with the City of Houston to revise the end date for Year 5 to November 30, 2021 for the FY 2021-22 My Brother's Keeper (MBK) Program; to add grant funds in the amount of $389,218, with a required match of $77,772, for the My Brother's Keeper Year 6 Program effective December 1, 2021, and to extend five associated positions to November 30, 2022.
Attachments: 1. 21-5216.pdf
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Department: Harris County Resources for Children and Adults

Department Head/Elected Official: Joel Levine, Executive Director

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA
Type of Request: Grant

Project ID (if applicable): 100001000001172

Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): N/A
MWDBE Participation (if applicable): N/A

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request by Harris County Resources for Children and Adults for approval to accept an amendment to an agreement with the City of Houston to revise the end date for Year 5 to November 30, 2021 for the FY 2021-22 My Brother's Keeper (MBK) Program; to add grant funds in the amount of $389,218, with a required match of $77,772, for the My Brother's Keeper Year 6 Program effective December 1, 2021, and to extend five associated positions to November 30, 2022.
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Background and Discussion:
My Brother's Keeper (MBK) is a movement designed to improve outcomes and to reduce opportunity gaps for boys and young men of color. The City of Houston accepted the President Obama's MBK Community Challenge in September 2014 and the HHD Director was appointed to lead Houston's response. As part of the MBK Houston Local Action Plan, the Systems of Care (SOC) response system was developed. The services under this system are designed to address the social, emotional, physical and behavioral health issues that are the root causes for poor academic performance, poor attendance and unacceptable student behavior. A key service component in the systems of care model includes the school-based crisis intervention and supportive counseling services provided by the HCRCA Community Youth Services (CYS) Program. CYS Program has been the recipient of grant funds for the City of Houston's MBK movement for the last four years.

Expected Impact:
As a result of this agreement and the funding opportunity, we've been able to successfully provide school based crisis intervention and supportive counseling services to identified clients in t...

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