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RAP Board Meeting

October 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

October 23, 2019 9:00 AM
41550 Eclectic Street Palm Desert, CA 92260
900 University Avenue Hinderaker Hall 3144 Riverside, CA 92521
6114 Terrace Dr. Johnston, IA 50131

II. CHANGES OR ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA -In order to meet Brown Act requirements, items may be added to the agenda only upon decision by a majority of the Board of Directors to add the item because of a need for immediate action.

III. PUBLIC COMMENT / PRESENTATIONS – Persons wishing to speak are requested to fill out a comment card, so they may be recognized at the appropriate time. General comments regarding non- agenda items will be called for at this time. Specific comments regarding agenda items will be called for during discussion of each item. Please be prepared to limit your Public Comment remarks to three (3) minutes.

Norma Vazquez, Anti-Human Trafficking Director with SafeHouse of the Desert.

A. MEETINGS MINUTES of September 25, 2019 Board meeting (attach. 1)
B. GRANT/ PROGRAM OFFICER REPORT (attach. 2) – Receive and File.
C. CNA DIRECTOR REPORT (attach. 3) – Receive and File.
D. CEO’s REPORT (attach. 4) – Receive and File.
E. FINANCIALS-Receive and File Draft Financials up to September 30, 201. Recommended for Approval by the Finance/Investment Committee on Oct. 14 (attach. 5).

Staff Recommendation: Approve September 25, 2019 Minutes. Receive & file: Grant, CNA, CEO Reports and Financials.

Motion:            Second:           Approved:           Opposed:          Abstention Name(s):

A. Review and Approve the 2018-2019 Form 990 (attach. 6)
The Audit Committee was scheduled to meet on Oct. 14 but did not have a quorum. George Holliday with Maryanov, Madsen Gordon & Campbell will make a presentation and is available for questions.

Staff Recommendation: To review, adopt and direct CEO to submit to the IRS.

Motion:         Second:        Approved:        Opposed:        Abstention Name(s):

B. Grants Funding Requests
Grants Manager will provide an overview of Grants Budget & Summary of Requests (attach. #7 & #8)
The Grants Committee met on Oct. 14. In attendance: C. Borba, A. Dew, V. Tanner and Mike Gialdini.

1. Grant Request Authorized by the Executive Committee
a. Neuro Vitality Center)– Request $95,737
RAP Foundation and Desert Healthcare District were asked to support Neuro Vitality Center with start-up costs for the first six months as an Adult Day Health Care/Community Based Adult Services. We are using DHCD’s application and scoring rubric, which is similar to RAP’s in content, in the effort to advance a Collective Impact approach. Primarily medical and mental health conditions of clients will be Stroke, Parkinson’s, Traumatic Brain Injury, Alzheimer’s & other dementias, depressions & anxiety resulting from these chronic conditions.
Interviewed: Beverly Greer, Chief Executive Officer
Review Score: 69% Meets Expectations between 50% – 76%

Grants Committee Recommendation: Approve $ 95,737 for the start-up costs contingent on them receiving the DHCD’s funds requested and that they get the Licensing required. Also, on a side note, to explore the evaluation that will be paid for by DHCD and IEHP.

Motion:         Second:         Approved:        Opposed:        Abstention Name(s):

2. Sponsorship Grants
a. Desert Sands Educational Foundation – Request $2,500
CAMFest 2019 showcases arts programs in schools of Desert Sands Unified School District. The event will take place at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in early December and will include live performances, art displays, and short films and an interactive multi-media art area. All proceeds support and expand these significantly jeopardized programs for the district’s students, nearly 70% are from families living at or below the poverty level.

Interviewed: Kristie Beasley, CAMFest Chairwoman and Board Vice-President, and Cathy Doyle, Board Member

Grants Committee Recommendation: To approve $1,500 from the Educational Support Funds.

Motion:          Second:         Approved:        Opposed:        Abstention Name(s):

C. Authorize use of Desert Legal Funds to be used for CNA services- $9,000
1. Martha’s Village and Kitchen $8,000 for:
$1,600 – Legal review of bylaws and align with Mission & Strategic Plan
$2,500 Legal input and review to update Employee Handbook
$3,100 Sexual Harassment, Diversion Training, CA State Technical Assistance Training
$800 Legal assistance to create legally binding and effective MOUs
2. HARC $1,000:
$1,000 to Review HR Policies and Procedures and identify areas to update

CNA Committee Recommendation: To approve both requests for the full amounts. They directed staff to contact one more previous DLF Board Member to get his/her okay; A. Wilson has given her approval.

D. Authorize funding for Request for Health/Mental Health Proposal $150,000 (attach. #9)
Targeted Population: All ages starting at 6 years, adults, seniors, and includes special populations, especially in remote and hard to reach populations. Incentives for Blythe area, collaboratives and utilizing Results Based Accountability (RBA) measurement/evaluation..
Funding Goals:
1. Improve access to Mental and Behavioral Health Resources in the following priorities:
a. Substance use
b. Depression
c. Anxiety/Stress
d. Homelessness
e. Suicidal ideation/self-harm behaviors
f. Isolation/Grief/Loss

2. Provide education to increase knowledge and awareness of resources and reduce stigma.
Services can be stand alone or integrated in the above directed services.
a. Social media
b. Partner with local school districts, cities, and nonprofit organizations
c. Utilize community sites such as libraries and faith-based organizations

3. Performance Evaluation
a. Mandatory Qualitative and Quantitative Reporting required. A maximum 10% of budget can be included, if needed.
b. Option available is Results Based Accountability training. This is considered an advanced level of evaluation workshops will be made available     during grant period.

4. Commitment to including a cultural competence component in service delivery or interest in facilitating training in cultural competence and/or sustainability in collaboration with CNA (to be “fine tuned” at the next HMH Committee and the allocation of extra points.)

Health/Mental Health Committee Recommendation:

Motion:        Second:        Approved:       Opposed:       Abstention Name(s):

E. Resolution 2019-04. To update the Investment Policy. (attach. 10)
Finance/Investment Committee Recommendation: To approve replace Resolution 2016-03 with Resolution 2019-03 and adopt it.

Motion:         Second:        Approved:       Opposed:       Abstention Name(s):

A. EXECUTIVE–Met on Oct. 14. Sept. 16 Minutes attached #11 Next meeting set for Nov. 14.
B. MENTAL HEALTH – Met on Oct. 17. Minutes for Sept. 19 meeting attached, attach. #12.
C. GRANTS – Met on Oct. 14. Approved Sept. 19 Minutes Attach. 13. Next meeting Nov. 14.
D. CNA– Next meeting Oct. 23, immediately after the RAP Board meeting.
E. FACILITIES– Met on June 19. Next meeting TBD
F. NOMINATION – Met on March 12. Next meeting TBD
G. GOVERNANCE – Met Sept. 16. Approved July 22 Minutes Attach #14. Next meeting TBD
H. FINANCE AND INVESTMENT – Met on Oct. 14. Approved Minutes for Sept. 16 meeting. (attach. #15) Next meeting will take place Nov. 14.

I. Web Site Presentation – CNA Director Stephanie Minor

Acknowledge Rosemary Ortega for her $10,000 contribution to the Energy Efficiency Campaign.

Board Member Annual contribution reminder.

National Philanthropy Day Luncheon November 8

Desert Fast Pitch – Nov. 20 at 2 PM at UCR Palm Desert

VIII. ADJOURNMENT: Next meeting is December 11, 2019 at 9:00 AM at 41550 Eclectic St. Palm Desert.

Agenda Posting: Agendas will be posted on the Foundation website – www.rapfoundation.org – a minimum of 72 hours prior to the meeting date. All public record documents for matters on the open session of the Agenda are available for inspection at the meeting listed in this Agenda, and at the following location three (3) days prior to the meeting date: Regional Access Project Foundation, 41550 Eclectic St. Palm Desert, CA 92260. If a public record document that relates to a matter on the open session of the Agenda is distributed less than 72 hours prior to the meeting date, the public record document shall be available for inspection, at the same time it is distributed, at the address listed above. Upon request, this agenda will be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with disabilities, as required by Section 202 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


October 23, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm