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File #: 22-5434    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Position Status: Passed
File created: 9/2/2022 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action: 9/13/2022
Title: Request by Public Health Services for approval of ARPA Local Recovery funding in the amount of $2,003,356 and five positions effective September 24, 2022 to support the ARPA-Health portfolio of programs.
Attachments: 1. HCPH OPI ARPA Resource
Department: Public Health Services
Department Head/Elected Official: Barbie L. Robinson, MPP, JD, CHC - Executive Director

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Position

Project ID (if applicable): ARPA_INTADMIN
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): N/A

MWDBE Contracted Goal (if applicable): N/A
MWDBE Current Participation (if applicable): N/A
Justification for 0% MWDBE Participation Goal: N/A - Goal not applicable to request

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request by Public Health Services for approval of ARPA Local Recovery funding in the amount of $2,003,356 and five positions effective September 24, 2022 to support the ARPA-Health portfolio of programs.
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Background and Discussion:
Harris County Public Health provides programmatic expertise and project management support for a significant portion of ARPA-funded projects estimated at $134 M. HCPH also holds responsibility for approximately 87% of the ARPA-Health portfolio and directly leads - or is involved in - 10 focus area teams throughout the Harris County ARPA Portfolio. In addition to the existing ARPA projects within the HCPH domain, a large number of additional programs are expected to come online under HCPH's management within the next 3 months, including 11 contracts identified under Behavioral Health, 3+ contracts identified under Food & Nutrition, and a new maternal and child health program.

In alignment with the roles and quality expectations of OCA and Harris County Public Health, we have identified a need for five (5) agency-level resources to provide strategic and operational management support for the projects and programs in the HCPH-ARPA portfolio. These positions include ARPA Health Portfolio Manager, ARPA Strategy Analyst, two ARPA Data & Evaluation Specialists, and an ARPA Financial Analyst.

Expected Impact:
The approval of these positions would allow for enhanced coordination and communication between HCPH and OCA - ARPA PMO and increase th...

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