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Antioch Set to Award $180k Contract For Mayors Apprenticeship Program

by ECT

On Tuesday, the Antioch City Council will vote on selecting Rubicon Programs as its third-party provider for professional services for the Mayor’s Apprenticeship Program.

If approved, Rubicon Programs would provide professional services beginning January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023 for an amount not to exceed $180,000. The funds is coming from the American Rescue Plan Act.

The Mayor’s Apprenticeship Program (MAP) is a paid program in the City of Antioch for young adults ages 18-26. The pilot program will employ 20 participants who are underemployed, underserved and underestimated.

The young adults selected will have multiple barriers that they are facing and may be justice involved, unhoused, former foster youth and more. Sixty (60) hours of workforce development training will take place prior to placement.

Throughout the course of the part-time employment, participants will continue to receive hours of ongoing professional development through traditional workshops and experiential learning. Participants will be placed in a City department to practice, learn and hone skillsets that will equip them with the necessary tools to be successful in future employment.

Upon completion of the training, participants will be placed in a position that best fits their interests and skillsets within a City of Antioch department for part-time employment. Support staff will work with Individuals to ensure they are assisted in navigating the myriad of challenges they may continue to face throughout their employment.

The goals of the MAP are:

  • To develop a learning culture that encourages and supports training, continuing
    education, and professional development
  • To strengthen the orientation of young adults to career pathways
  • To generate marketable skills for the workforce
  • To provide an opportunity to be an active member of the community and become economically self-sufficient.

Rubicon Programs will:

  • Provide sixty-hours of intensive work workforce development training that includes topics addressing hard, soft and life skills. Must offer multiple training sessions, if necessary, to maintain a minimum number of 20 participants throughout the program with the capacity to back fill open slots.
  • Develop and support a training plan that ensures all MAP participants receive sufficient baseline and ongoing training in key skill areas related to their staff
  • Provide regular trauma-informed supervision, debriefing, and support for all MAP participants of up to four hours a month.
  • Propose an approach for tracking and measuring medical, behavioral health and other basic life needs such as shelter, food, and clothing.
  • Provide a wellness and impact coach that will meet with MAP participants at a minimum of bi-monthly.
  • Identify and provide information and referrals for community resources as needed for the MAP participant.
  • Develop collaborative and mentoring relationships, including the training of the City of Antioch Public Works designated site supervisors.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the distribution of initial 60 hours of training stipends for the MAP participants.
  • Provide monthly attendance and work performance reports to the City of Antioch and other stakeholders tracking progress and allow for continuous improvement in areas of the participant experience and mentorship

According to its RFQ Response by Rubicon, current public contracts include the following:

  • In 2022, Rubicon was awarded a $500,00 contract from the CA EDD to partner with San Pablo Economic Development Corporation to provide job readiness support, work-based learning, and job placement to 120 low-income individuals disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
  •  In 2020, Rubicon was awarded a CA Workforce Development Board AB1111 contract of $500,000 for 18 months to pilot a stipend-supported education and training program which started the same year in April. Rubicon is funded to serve several priority communities including unhoused, veterans, low-income, and justice-involved individuals.
  • In 2019, Rubicon was awarded a contract from the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) for $300,000 over two years to provide comprehensive employment services for justice involved adults.
  • In 2019, Rubicon was awarded a three-year contract of $2,266,667 per year from the Contra Costa County Administrator’s Office of Reentry and Justice to provide countywide AB109 employment services. Rubicon applied for and was awarded a renewal contract in 2022.
  • In 2018, as the lead agency of the newly established Contra Costa Workforce Collaborative (CCWC), Rubicon was awarded a $1,050,000 (i.e. 2018-2021) contract, which was renewed in 2022 for 3 years (i.e. 2022-2025) from the Contra Costa County Workforce Development Board. Rubicon operates the only comprehensive AJCC in Contra Costa, coordinates WIOA services at 10 additional access points throughout the County and provides direct services at two access points in Antioch – 1) Rubicon Antioch on West 4th Street, and 2) at Opportunity Junction, a partner agency

Other Items on the Agenda:

  • Adopt a resolution to rescind the COVID-19 Mandatory Testing and Vaccination Policy
    Since adopted in Sept. 2021, the city has spent $40k in weekly testing to a third party vendor
  • Amendment to MOU Between City of Antioch and Contra Costa County Health, Housing & Homelessness (H3) for the Delta Landing Interim Housing Program:
    Delta Landing opened in February of 2022. Antioch entered an MOU for $52/night for a period of one year and a maximum of 15 beds at any one time. Updated MOU would be increased as H3 has experience cost at the actual rate of $92/night and requests a change of rate to $70 a night to extend the agreement. The Amendment shall propose a month-to-month arrangement at the revised bed rate of $70/night. A minimum of 30 calendar days advance notice shall be provided to H3 to discontinue the agreement.
  • Request for Qualifications (RFQ) 081922 2022 Request for Homekey Qualification
    Reject Bid from Hope Solutions
  • Resolution to Authorize the City Manager to Enter into a Professional Services Agreement between the City of Antioch and Felton Institute for Non-Police Community Crisis Intervention Response Provider Services for Low Level 911 Calls as Part of the Angelo Quinto Crisis Response Team Pilot Program
    Initial two-year pilot program is at a total cost not to exceed $3.6M in ARPA funds allocated by the City Antioch Council on April 12, 2022. The procurement process resulted in the selection of the Felton Institute of Alameda, California by City Council resolution on October 25, 2022 and on the date of contract award, the Antioch City Council designated the name of the proposed pilot program . The desired impact of the Angelo Quinto Crisis Response Team Pilot Program is to: reduce non-warrant arrests that result during 911 police calls for service; reduce the number of individuals transported to the emergency department for non-life threatening issues; and reduce the number of behavioral health and lower acuity calls traditionally responded to by public safety personnel
  • Discussion of Providing $125,000 to the Antioch Chamber of Commerce for General Support
    Council to provide direction and at this time no fiscal impact.
  • Sister Cities International Membership Request
    Council provide direction to staff to activate the City of Antioch’s membership with Sister Cities International and to return to City Council with a proposed program and annual budget.
  • Resolutions Appropriating Expenditures for Encumbrances and Project Budgets Outstanding to the 2022/23 Fiscal Year Budget and Approving Other Amendments to the 2022/23 Fiscal Year Budget
    Fiscal Year 2021/22 closed on June 30, 2022. The City is currently undergoing its year end independent financial statement audit. Preliminary closing figures for the General Fund reflect an ending fund balance of $34,730,176. Revenues exceeded expenditures by $13,554,440, resulting in $7,583,062 being set aside in the Budget Stabilization Fund at year end.
  • Sycamore Traffic Calming Measures
    City Council to discuss and direct staff.

Antioch City Council Meeting

Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Time: 5:45 P.M. Closed Session
7:00 P.M. Regular Meeting
Place: Council Chambers Antioch, CA 94509
Full Agenda: Click here.

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