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Implementing Investments and Initiatives

Recent state budget surpluses have brought extensive new state programs with implementation responsibilities for counties. Additionally, the state has looked to counties to partner on, or lead, solutions to persistent and complex state challenges. UCC will work to ensure that urban counties have appropriate flexibility and sufficient resources to carry out the following efforts, each of which will impose urban county workload in 2022.

Implementing Investments and Initiatives

UCC will focus on ensuring flexibility and sufficient resources to carry out efforts in the following areas:

  • Homelessness - Advocate for streamlining of competing grant deadlines; ensure ongoing county service commitments are matched with ongoing funding; work with the Administration to make programmatic deadlines and processes appropriately balance and support county/state efforts to maximize federal reimbursement for emergency local homelessness actions like Project Roomkey.
  • Division of Juvenile Justice Realignment - Partner with the Youth and Community Restoration; support cross-county collaboration and advocate for resources to promote successful program delivery.
  • Health Care - Actively engage on implementation activities associated with the Medi-Cal program that impact urban counties.
  • Behavioral Health - Support implementation of major state initiatives impacting urban counties such as CalAIM, MHSA and IST.
  • Master Plan on Aging - Supports the Master Plan for Aging to build a California for All Ages by 2030.