Important note: The following recommendation was approved by the Board of Supervisors on Feb. 25, 2014. The Board subsequently approved new agreements with One East Palo Alto on Dec. 8, 2015, and June 7, 2016. These are attached below.

To:             Honorable Board of Supervisors

From:         Jean S. Fraser, Chief, San Mateo County Health; Stephen Kaplan, Director, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

Subject:     Amendment to the Agreement with One East Palo Alto


Adopt a Resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with One East Palo Alto to provide multi-cultural center services, outreach and engagement services, mental health first aid, and crisis response, increasing the amount by $82,500 to an amount not to exceed $399,209.


The community-based organization One East Palo Alto (OEPA) administers the Behavioral Health Advisory Group Ambassador Team (Team), which is a school-based mental health crisis response project. Partner organizations that support the Team’s activities include Ravenswood City School District (RCSD) and the East Palo Alto Police Department (EPAPD). The Team is dedicated to providing culturally competent crisis response to RCSD middle school students experiencing trauma as a result of violent crimes in the East Palo Alto community.


This amendment will fund OEPA to administer the Team project, allowing OEPA to partner with RCSD and EPAPD to improve communication around incidents of crime, as well as work to establish an effective support system for victims and others impacted by violent crimes through education, consultation referral, and short term intervention to identified youth and families.

The amendment and Resolution have been reviewed and approved by County Counsel as to form.

The contractor has assured compliance with the County’s Contractor Employee Jury Service Ordinance, as well as all other contract provisions that are required by County ordinance and administrative memoranda, including but not limited to insurance, hold harmless, non-discrimination and equal benefits

The agreement contributes to the Shared Vision 2025 outcome of a Healthy Community by providing multi-cultural center services for consumers of mental health services. Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) provides a range of services to support consumers in their efforts towards wellness and recovery. The provision of multi-cultural center services for consumers is one established form of support. The services provided contribute to this measure by helping clients connect to services that address needs and support wellness. It is anticipated that no fewer than 90 unduplicated clients will be referred by OEPA’s multi-cultural center for mental health services. This measure is an indicator of access for members of historically underserved cultural communities.

Performance Measures:


FY 2013-14 Estimate

FY 2014-15 Projected

Number of unduplicated clients referred for mental health services by the multi-cultural center


N/A *



* Due to a recent change in this contractor’s performance measure, an FY2013-14 number is not available at this time

Fiscal Impact:

The term of the amended agreement remains unchanged as July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. The agreement maximum is being increased by $82,500 to a new maximum of $399,209. The increase is 100% funded by Measure A and there is no Net County Cost. The payment provisions and levels of service in this agreement increased due to the addition of Crisis Response services as described above. Funds for these services are included in the BHRS FY 2013-14 Adopted Budget.

Important note: This is a copy of the official report -- item 36 on the Board's agenda.