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Executive Committee Meeting

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

July 20, 2020 at 9:00 AM
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II. APPROVAL OF 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.

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

Public Comments: All persons wishing to speak may contact RAP (Mreyes@RAPFoundation.org) for instructions on how to participate and 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 remarks to 3 minutes.

IV. Approval of the June 8, 2020 and July 1, 2020 (Special Meeting) Minutes (attach. #1 & #2) – Action Required

Staff Recommendation: To approve the Minutes for June 8 and July 1, 2020.

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

A. Small Grants
1. CSUSB Foundation’s Street Medicine
(attach. #3) – Funding Request: $5,000

The Dept. of Nursing faculty and students, the Desert Regional Medical Center medical residents, Well in the Desert, and the CV Volunteers in Medicine (CV VIM). This program requires nursing faculty members to supervise nursing students. Their current funding which ends Aug. 31 is for 2 nursing students to be supervised, and covers the equipment and supplies. This request is for the purchase of essential clinical supplies. The Palm Springs unsheltered population will be served by the street medicine clinic at the Our Lady of Guadalupe free lunch program sponsored by the Well in the Desert on Fridays. The Indio population will be served through the CV VIM Street Medicine outreach serving homeless people in their encampments.
Reviewer Rating: 81%

Grants Review Committee Recommendation: To authorize funding at 5,000.

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

2. Academic Solutions’ Gifted and At-Risk Project Funding Request (attach #4): $5,000 The Gifted & At-Risk project works with the special population of gifted students who fall through the cracks because of their atypical gifted traits. To achieve their highest potential, the project includes: (A) Meeting with school administration confirming program approach and objectives (B) Assess nominees (C) Initiate the Autonomous Learner Model which includes 5 dimensions to complete by the end of the academic year. The higher risk sub-special populations are those who are gifted but under-identified and under-served: 1. unidentified and in trouble 2. potentially dangerous to society and themselves 3. economically disadvantaged 4. English Language Learners 5. twice-exceptional 6. females 7. LGTBQ+ and 8. underachieving.
Reviewer Rating: 76.1%

Grants Review Committee: To not fund.

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

B. Special Request – Lift To Rise’s United Lift Rental Assistance (attach #5) – $100,000
This Family Stabilization Initiative will strengthen Coachella Valley low to extremely low- income households financially devastated by COVID-19 economic disruptions such as related business closures, decreased wages or hours worked, temporary or permanent layoffs, child care issues, and medical expenses related to COVID-19.
Reviewers Score: 80%

Grants Review Committee: Recommend funding of $100,000.

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

C. Rental Waiver Request
World Affairs of the Desert (Attach. #6) – Total Waiver Request is $700

50% reduction of monthly rent of $350 = $175 for August, September, and October totaling $525 25% reduction of monthly rent of $350 = $ 87.50 for Nov. And Dec. totaling $175
Grants Review Committee: Recommend funding one Quarter- August, September and October which is permitted by the Board’s Resolution. The amount is $525.

Deny the Nov.- Dec. request and will require that applicant approach their membership for help to cover the Nov. and Dec. Rents. The Committee requested confirmation/verification that the effort was made and the response to request.

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

V. Approve FY 2019-2020 Annual Report (Attah. #7) – Action Required The Annual Report presented will include the Draft Financials and Charts which will be available in early Sept. The complete report will be ready for the Board for ratification at the Sept. 23 board meeting. Subsequently, a copy will be sent to the Riv. Co. Executive Office.

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

VI. Request to Authorize Staff to submit a Proposal to The James Irvine Foundation (TJIF) to Regrant funds to Immigrants and to provide Capacity Building services. (attach. #8) – Action Required
In 2018, TJIF allocated $200,000 to support their efforts to reach our Immigrant Population and education them in their Rights. In December 2019, RAP was invited to apply for $400,000 to continue the Immigrant Rights education/resources, and also to provide behavioral health to our immigrant population and the agencies serving our immigrants.

RAP was asked to submit a proposal for a 3rd and final funding period as TJIF is shifting their focus. The proposal is due in late July for it to be considered at their December board meeting. RAP staff has a scheduled phone call with TJIF staff in the week of July 20 to discuss two proposals: One is for $400,000 and other is for $500,000. The difference in the two proposals is an increase of funding for Behavioral Health services by $90,000 and a 10% increase in administrative fees.

Executive Committee Recommendation: To authorize CEO to proceed to submit one of the two proposals.

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

VII. Request to Authorize Staff to submit a Proposal to the Desert HealthCare District to support Center for Nonprofit Advancement (CN A) services. (Attach. #9) –Action Required

CNA’s request is for approximately $115,000. We are proposing a partnership with DHCD to address their Goals and to scale and amplify the services CNA provides for nonprofits. This grant will allow CNA to leverage funds to provide greater impact to the community. We will use professional consultants for the training. These funds will also pay for some software and equipment necessary to run the training and provide the resources.

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

VII. Resolution 2020-XX – To Authorize Persons as Signatories for Checking Account(s) at First Republic. (attach. 10) – Action Required
The approved opening a bank account at First Republic which will serve as our “Operating” account at the June 24 board meeting. The authorized persons will include: Leticia De Lara, Mireya Reyes, Craig Borba, Matt Gonda and Joe Hayes.

Executive Committee Recommendation: To approve Resolution and name the following persons as authorized to sign checks: Leticia De Lara, Joe Hayes, Craig Borba, Matt Gonda and Joe Hayes.

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

VIII. Update of CARES ACT FUNDING GRANTS Action May Be Required
Status of the Riverside County Public Health request. The request was made at the July 1 Executive Committee meeting for RAP to administer funds to 55 Skilled Nursing Homes throughout Riverside County. The funds are intended to address COVID- 19 impacts and are required to be expended by the end of December 2020. Staff and the three board members: M. Gonda, M. Moran and A. Martinez have been exploring issues with the confidence of the committee to move forward if issues are satisfactorily addressed.

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

IX. Corky Larson Recognition – The proposed plan by RAP staff is to have a picture with a narrative addressing Corky’s contributions to RAP to be displayed in the main lobby.- Action Required

Staff Recommendation: To move forward with the plan stated above. We can wait for Board approval of this recommendation at the Sept. Board meeting or proceed and have the action ratified at the Sept. Board meeting.

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

X. Riverside County and RAP Agreement Status – The County Executive Office has been waiting for a response from County on unresolved issues. The CEO may have new information to share at the meeting.

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


VI. SCHEDULE August 10, 2020 at 9 MEETING
VII. ADJOURNMENT: 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 three days prior to the meeting date on the website. 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: 41550 Eclectic St. Palm Desert, CA 92260. 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.


July 20
9:00 am - 10:30 am