New Hampshire
Secretary of State

September 15, 2021

September 15, 2021

GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AGENDA
St. Joseph's Academic Center, Nashua, New Hampshire
September 15, 2021, 10:00 a.m.

 

CONSENT CALENDAR AGENDA
 

#1        MOP 150, I, B (1): Expenditure Approvals

                                    DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY
            #A.       Authorize the retroactive request of the Division of State Police for three Troopers to travel over 300 miles one way in a State Police issued state vehicle in the amount of $3,951.75 to attend the 2021 Sergeant Rodney H Bond #448 National Honor Guard Training Conference in Dover, DE, from September 12-17, 2021.  24% Turnpike, 41% Highway, 35% General Funds. 

                                    DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY
            #B.       Authorize the retroactive request of the Division of State Police for one Trooper to travel over 300 miles one way in a State Police issued unmarked state vehicle in the amount of $16,113.88 to attend the National Forensic Academy in Oak Ridge, TN from September 13, 2021 through November 10, 2021.  13% Agency Income, 87% General Funds. 

                                    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
                                    Office of the Commissioner
            #C.       Authorize to enter Danijela Spasic Korasic into an educational tuition agreement with Granite State College, Concord, NH, to participate in Cultivating Your Leadership Capabilities, during the period of September 20, 2021 through December 10, 2021, and to pay said costs in an amount of $1,614.  Employee Training 20% Federal, 80% General Funds. 

                                    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
                                    Office of the Commissioner
            #D.      Authorize to enter Melissa Vermette into an educational tuition agreement with University of NH – Graduate School, Durham, NH, to participate in Social Welfare Policy; Implications or Race, Culture, and Oppression for SW Practice; Human Behavior and the Social Environment; and Research Methods in Social Work, during the period of September 1, 2021 through December 14, 2021, and to pay said costs in an amount of $3,000.  Employee Training 20% Federal, 80% General Funds. 

                                    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
                                    Office of the Commissioner
            #E.       Authorize to retroactively enter Brianna Flanagan into an educational tuition agreement with University of NH, Durham, NH, to participate in Online Advanced Standing Master of Social Work Program, during the period of September 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, and to pay said costs in an amount of $3,000.  Employee Training 20% Federal, 80% General Funds. 

                                    DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
            #F.       Authorize to pay membership dues to the Association of State Dam Safety Officials, Lexington, KY, in the amount of $2,960 for the period of October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022.  100% Fee Funds. 

                                    DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES
            #G.       Authorize the Division of Forests and Lands request to allow Director Patrick Hackley, Chief of Forest Protection Steven Sherman, and Deputy Northeastern Coordination Center Manager Donald Tucker to travel outside of a 300 mile radius of DNCR headquarters by driving a state vehicle rather than flying to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada to attend the Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Commission 2021 Annual Commissioner’s Meeting from September 27, 2021 to October 1, 2021.  100% Federal Funds. 

                                    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
            #H.       Authorize to enter Kelly McCormac into an educational tuition agreement with University of NH, Durham, NH, to participate in Child Maltreatment & Data Analysis and Statistics, during the period of October 18, 2021 through December 14, 2021, and to pay said costs in an amount of $3,000.  Employee Training,  20% Federal, 80% General Funds. 

                                    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
                                    Office of the Commissioner
            #I.        Authorize to enter Jody Farwell into an educational tuition agreement with Granite State College, Concord, NH, to participate in Psychology of Adulthood; and Case Management, during the period of September 20, 2021 through December 10, 2021, and to pay said costs in an amount of $2,085.  Employee Training, 20% Federal, 80% General Funds. 

                                    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
                                    Office of the Commissioner
            #J.        Authorize to enter Rebecca Lovell into an educational tuition agreement with Southern NH University, Manchester, NH, to participate in Building Business Leaders, during the period of October 11, 2021 through December 19, 2021, and to pay said costs in an amount of $1,881.  Employee Training, 20% Federal, 80% General Funds. 

 

#2        MOP 150, I, B (2): Approval of Acceptances

                                    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
                                    New Hampshire Hospital
            #A.       Authorize to accept non-monetary donations valued at $2,475 received from April 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021. 

                                    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
                                    New Hampshire Hospital
            #B.       Authorize to accept donations in the amount of $1,235.34 from received from April 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021, and deposit into the NH Hospital Trust Fund. 

                                    DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS AND VETERANS SERVICES
            #C.       Authorize to accept donations of a tarp for the golf cart, mulch and spreading, plants, a cherry tree, pesticide manual, the US Army Air Corp Monument repair, a plaque for Trees for Boscawen donations, computer consultations, benches and brick and paver engraving, in the amount of $27,896.66 for the NH State Veterans Cemetery to be used for the operation, maintenance, and improvement of the cemetery. 

 

#3        MOP 150, I, B (3): Reports and Findings

                                    DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
            #A.       Authorize to accept and place on file the Annual Report for the FY ending June 30, 2020.

 

#4        MOP 150, I, B (4): Nominations, Confirmations and Appointments

                                    DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS AND VETERANS SERVICES
            #A.       Authorize the confirmation of Christopher P. Thompson, Nottingham, NH, to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

                                    DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS AND VETERANS SERVICES
            #B.       Authorize the confirmation of Florangel Merten, Shirley, MA, to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

                                    DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS AND VETERANS SERVICES
            #C.       Authorize the confirmation of Matthew M. Dupuis, Bow, NH, to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

                                    DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
            #D.       Authorize to reappoint Seth M. Zoracki as an Assistant Attorney General, at a salary level of $104,000.  Effective upon G&C approval or September 10, 2021, whichever is later, through May 18, 2026.

                                    DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
            #E.       Authorize to appoint Anthony J. Galdieri as an Assistant Attorney General, at a salary level of $110,000.  Effective upon G&C approval or September 10, 2021, whichever is later, through November 10, 2024. 

                                    DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
            #F.       Authorize to reappoint Nicholas Chong Yen as an Assistant Attorney General at a salary of $83,000.  Effective upon G&C approval or September 24, 2021, whichever is later, through August 31, 2024.

 

#5        MOP 150, I, B (5): Other Items

                                    DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
            #A.       Authorize to amend a Diesel Emissions Reduction Act State Clean Diesel grant to First Student Inc., Cincinnati, OH (originally approved by G&C on 6-2-21, item #94), by extending the completion date to September 30, 2022 from March 31, 2022.  No Additional Funding.  45% Federal DERA Funds, 55% Volkswagen Trust Funds. 

                                    DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
            #B.       Authorize to amend a Diesel Emissions Reduction Act State Clean Diesel grant to First Student Inc., Cincinnati, OH (originally approved by G&C on 5-5-21, item #52), by extending the completion date to September 30, 2022 from March 31, 2022.  No Additional Funding.  45% Federal DERA Funds, 55% Volkswagen Trust Funds. 

                                    DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
            #C.       Authorize to retroactively amend a Drinking Water and Groundwater Trust Fund grant to the Town of Whitefield, NH (originally approved by G&C on 3-21-18, item #46), by extending the completion date to December 1, 2022 from September 1, 2021.  No Additional Funds. 

                                    DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
            #D.       Authorize to amend an agreement with the Town of Wolfeboro, NH (originally approved by G&C on 5-6-20, item #118), for the Lake Wentworth/Crescent Lake Watershed Management Plan Implementation Phase 4: Plan Development project, by changing the scope of services, realigning the task budget and extending the completion date to December 31, 2022 from December 31, 2021.  No-Cost Amendment.  100% Federal Funds. 

                                    DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
            #E.       Authorize to amend a contract with Gomez and Sullivan Engineers P.C., Henniker, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-19-19, item #175), for the completion of protected instream flow studies and protection criteria for the Cold and Warner Rivers, by extending the end date to December 31, 2022 from September 30, 2021.  No-Cost time extension.  100% General Funds. 

                                    DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS AND VETERANS SERVICES
            #F.       Authorize to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the NH Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, which outlines the disbursement of state funds that are budgeted to the NHWG in the DMAVS Operating Budget for Fiscal Years 2022 and 2023.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023. 

 

 

REGULAR AGENDA

 

                        DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
                        Division for Children, Youth & Families
#6        Authorize to enter into a contract with Community Solutions Inc., Bloomfield, CT, for a new evidence-based practice designed to prevent youth from entering long-term, out-of-home care called Multisystemic Therapy, in the amount of $10,964,020.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2025, with the option to renew for up to 4 additional years.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

#6A      Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Waypoint, Manchester, NH, in order to assess the needs of eligible youth and young adults formerly in DCYF foster care, refer them to community and state resources and provide them with financial support, made available through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, to support their post care needs, in the amount of $822,247.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2022, with the option to renew for one additional year.  100% Federal Funds. 

                        Division of Public Health Services
#7        Authorize to enter into a retroactive amendment to an existing cooperative project agreement with University of NH, Durham, NH (originally approved by G&C on 3-13-19, item #9), to continue providing training and technical assistance to community-based organizations and medical providers on harm reduction strategies, by extending the completion date from August 31, 2021 to November 30, 2021.  100% Federal Funds. 

#8        Authorize to enter into a retroactive amendment to an existing contract with University of NH, Durham, NH, to assist with COVID-19 testing at long-term care and other facilities and to support wastewater surveillance for COVID-19 at NH Hospital, with no change to the price limitation of $2,182,500 and no change to the contract completion date of December 31, 2021 date of December 31, 2021.  100% Federal Funds. 

#9        Authorize to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Corrections, Concord, NH, for parental education programs for incarcerated residents of the NH State Prison, in the amount of $200,000.  Effective retroactive to September 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023, with the option to renew for up to 2 additional years.  100% General Funds. 

#9A      Authorize to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $754,823 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund Advanced Molecular Detection Sequencing and Analytics and Strengthening PHL Preparedness as mandated by the American Rescue Plan.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 17, 2021. 

#9B      Authorize to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $4,500,544 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund the Immunization Program under the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021, which contained the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act 2021.  (2)Further authorize to create one new position for Immunization purposes.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 17, 2021. 

#9C      Authorize to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $847,458 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund the Strengthening STD Prevention and Control Program as mandated by the American Rescue Plan.  (2)Further authorize to create five new positions for Strengthening STD Prevention purposes.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 17, 2021. 

#9D      Authorize the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $22,495,752 from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to fund the Immunization Program as mandated by the American Rescue Plan.  (2)Further authorize to create 12 new positions for Immunization purposes.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 17, 2021. 

#9E      Authorize to amend existing contracts with vendors in bold as detailed in letter dated August 23, 2021 (originally approved by G&C on 10-31-18, item #26), for reimbursement payments of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program, by increasing the price by $50,000 from $605,350 to $655,350, and by extending the completion date from September 30, 2021 to September 30, 2023.  100% General Funds. 

#9F      Authorize to enter into contracts with the vendors as detailed in letter dated August 11, 2021, in an amount not to exceed $411,050 for reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2024 for full time individuals and through September 30, 2023 for part-time individuals.  100% General Funds. 

#9G      Authorize to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the NH Department of Safety, Concord, NH, for procure 3 positions and conduct related trainings to support specialty programs administered by the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, in the amount of $400,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2023.  100% Federal Funds. 

#9H      Authorize to enter into a retroactive contract with Community Action Program Belknap and Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, to provide reproductive and sexual health services to individuals in need with a heightened focus on vulnerable and/or low-income populations, in the amount of $217,864.  Effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023, with the option to renew for up to 2 additional years.  72% Federal, 28% General Funds. 

#9I       Authorize to amend an existing contract with JSI Research and Training Institute Inc., d/b/a Community Health Institute, Bow, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-21-17, item #51), to continue providing a broad range of support services across a number of public health programs, by increasing the price by $50,000 from $6,390,250 to $6,440,250, with no change to the completion date of December 31, 2021.  100% Federal Funds. 

#9J       Authorize to enter into retroactive sole source amendments to existing contracts with the Contractors as detailed in letter dated August 30, 2021, for family planning services, by increasing the price by $423,631 from $6,722,251 to $7,145,882 and by extending the completion dates from June 30, 2021 to December 31, 2021.  37% Federal, 63% General Funds. 

                        Division of Economic & Housing Stability
#10      Authorize to enter into a sole source amendment to an existing contract with The Lakes Region Mental Health Center Inc., Laconia, NH (originally approved by G&C on 1-22-20, item #13), for the continued provision of a permanent housing program to individuals experiencing homelessness through the Federal Continuum of Care Program, by increasing the price by $48,659 from $85,739 to $134,398 and by extending the completion date from January 31, 2022 to January 31, 2023.  100% Federal Funds. 

#11      Authorize to enter into a retroactive amendment to an existing contract with Easter Seals NH Inc., Manchester, NH, as a result of the acquisition of The Way Home Inc., by Easter Seals NH Inc., on July 1, 2021, by increasing the price by $221,700 from $456,530 to $678,230 with no change to the completion date of September 30, 2022.  100% Federal Funds. 

#12      Authorize to amend an existing contract with Waypoint, Manchester, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-5-19, item #33), to continue providing a Rapid Re-Housing Program that serves youth at risk for, or experiencing homelessness, by increasing the price by $9,936 from $575,720 to $585,656 with no change to the completion date of May 31, 2022.  100% Federal Funds. 

#13      Authorize to enter into a retroactive amendment to an existing contract with The Way Home Inc., Manchester, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-19-19, item #40), as a result of the acquisition of The Way Home Inc., by Easter Seals NH Inc., on July 1, 2021, with no change to the price of $256,886 and no change to the contract completion date of June 30, 2023. 

#13A    Authorize to amend an existing cooperative project agreement with University of NH, Durham, NH (originally approved by G&C on 2-5-20, item #9), to continue providing nutrition education services to individuals who are eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits and other qualified low-income individuals, by exercising a contract renewal option increasing the price by $1,909,038 from 2,087,332 to $3,996,370, and by extending the completion date from September 30, 2021 to September 30, 2023.  100% Federal Funds. 

#13B    Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Advocates for Human Potential, Sudbury, MA, for Virtual trainings for staff employed in PATH-funded programs, in the amount of $19,176.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2021.  100% Federal Funds. 

                        Division of Long Term Supports and Services
#14      Authorize to amend an existing cooperative project agreement with University of NH/Institute on Disability, Durham, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-20-18, item #22A), to provide support, technical assistance, education and training that promote best practice in services provided to individuals with developmental disabilities, acquired brain disorders and individuals served by community based developmental services system, through community services and the Department, by increasing the price by $67,230 from $938,811 to $1,006,041 with no change to the completion date of June 30, 2022.  100% Federal Funds. 

#14A    Authorize to enter into a retroactive Use of Premises Agreement with Easter Seals NH Inc., Manchester, NH, for the purpose of operating a community residence.  Effective July 1, 2021 through July 1, 2025, with the option to renew for up to 5 additional years. 

                        Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs
#15      Authorize to enter into a retroactive sole source amendment with one of the existing contracts listed in bold: The Youth Council (originally approved by G&C on 6-21-17, late item B), for the provision of evidence-informed substance misuse prevention direct services to youth and their parents and caregivers, by increasing the total price by $128,010 from $4,180,896 to $4,308,906 and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2021 to June 30, 2022.  100% Other Funds (Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs). 

#15A    Authorize to amend an existing contract with JSI Research & Training Institute Inc., Bow, NH (originally approved by G&C on 10-17-18, item #6), to provide administrative support to develop the Strategic Plan for the Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs and provide administrative support to the Governor’s Stimulant Workgroup, by increasing the price by $150,000 from $6,964,076 to $7,114,076 with no change to the completion date of June 30, 2022.  46.30% Federal, 3.02% General, 50.68% Other (Governor’s Commission Fund) Funds. 

                        New Hampshire Hospital
#16      Authorize to enter into a retroactive sole source amendment to an existing contract with Concord Hospital Inc., Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 4-22-15, item #22), to continue providing laboratory, pathology and employee health services, by increasing the price by $147,500 from $1,780,000 to $1,927,500 and extending the completion date from June 30, 2021 to December 31, 2021.  3% Federal, 35% General, 62% Other (Provider Fees) Funds. 

                        Office of Human Services
#16A    Authorize the Bureau of Child Protection to accept and expend federal Family Violence Prevention and Services Act Grant – American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, in the amount of $478,615 from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families for the Family Violence Prevention program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 17, 2021. 

#16B    Authorize the Division of Children, Youth and Families to accept and expend federal American Rescue Plan Act funds, in the amount of $346,191 from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 17, 2021. 

                        Office of the Commissioner
#16C    Authorize to enter into a retroactive amendment to an existing agreement with OhMD Inc., Burlington, VT, for text messaging services to coordinate COVID-19 vaccination appointment scheduling, by increasing the price by $2,400 from $54,000 to $56,400 with no change to the completion date of February 9, 2022.  100% Federal Funds. 

#16D    Authorize to amend an existing contract with Myers and Stauffer LC, Atlanta, GA (originally approved by G&C on 9-20-18, item #9), for the continued provision of professional services to plan and develop a Post-Payment Audit Plan, including the annual review of NH Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Payment records, by exercising a renewal option, by increasing the price by $60,000 from $267,340 to $327,340 and by extending the completion date from September 30, 2021 to September 30, 2022.  90% Federal, 10% General Funds. 

#16D-1 Authorize to enter into a retroactive amendment to an existing contract with Deloitte Consulting LLP, Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 5-1-19, item #18), to complete additional enhanced data analytics for school dashboard, hospital bed tracking, and vaccine administration associated with the COVID-19 response, by increasing the price by $836,550 from $7,233,398 to $8,069,948, with no change to the completion date of November 29, 2021.  100% Other Funds. 

#16D-2 Authorize to transfer other funds in the amount of $20,000,000 between class lines.  Effective upon G&Cl approval through December 31, 2021.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 17, 2021. 

                        Bureau of Licensing and Certification
#16E    Authorize to retroactively continue an increase in hourly rate by 30% for recruitment and retention purposes for the Licensing & Evaluation Coordinator positions and their immediate supervisors currently assigned to the Health Facility Licensing Unit and Health Facility Certification Unit for an additional two year period.  (2)Further authorize the Health Facility Licensing Unit and Health Facility Certification Unit to retroactively continue an increase in hourly rate by 15% for recruitment and retention purposes for the Unit Chief (Supervisor VII) for an additional two year period.  Effective September 1, 2021 upon G&C approval through august 31, 2023.  43.50% General, 45.82% Federal, 10.68% Other Funds. 

                        Glencliff Home
#16F     Authorize to transfer general funds in the amount of $3,218,576, other funds (agency income) in the amount of $631,991 and federal funds in the amount of $5,000 between various class lines.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2022.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 17, 2021. 

                        Division for Behavioral Health
#16G    Authorize to accept and expend funds from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, entitled Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment Block Grant, in the amount of $5,640,385.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 17, 2021. 

#16H    Authorize to accept and expend funds from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, entitled Block Grants for Community Mental Health Services, in the amount of $4,784,932.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 17, 2021. 

#16I     Authorize to amend an existing memorandum of understanding with the NH Department of Corrections, Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 3-3-21, item #10), to continue the provision of services for opioid and/or stimulant use disorder case management re-entry; to provide Naloxone kits and related instruction available to individuals re-entering the community from any correctional facility or State-run transitional housing; and to provide medication assisted treatment to individuals in correctional facilities with opioid use disorder, by exercising a renewal option, by increasing the price by $1,060,366 from $1,060,366 to $2,120,732 and by extending the completion date from September 29, 2021 to September 29, 2033.  100% Federal Funds. 

#16J     Authorize to amend an existing contract with Bi-State Primary Care Association Inc., Bow, NH (originally approved by G&C on 11-6-19, item #10), to facilitate certain providers to deliver integrated medication treatment for pregnant postpartum and parenting women, by exercising a renewal option by increasing the price by $348,249 from $1,753,443 to $2,101,692, and by extending the completion date from September 29, 2021 to June 30, 2022.  100% Federal Funds. 

#16K    Authorize to amend an existing cooperative project agreement with the University of NH, Durham, NH, to continue collecting data and providing management services for the NH Rapid Response to Behavioral Health Needs During COVID-19 grant by exercising a contract renewal option by increasing the price by $86,995 from $60,995 to $147,990 and by extending the completion date from September 29, 2021 to May 31, 2022.  100% Federal Funds. 

#16L     Authorize to enter into retroactive amendments with the contractors listed in bold as detailed in letter dated August 23, 2021, to continue providing Rapid Response crisis intervention services, mental health and substance use disorder treatment, and other related recovery supports for youth and adults who are under or uninsured and are impacted by COVID-19 as well as healthcare professionals, by exercising contract renewal options, by increasing the total price by $562,080 from $3,764,580 to $4,326,660 and by extending the completion dates from August 19, 2021 to May 31, 2022.  100% Federal Funds. 

                        DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
#17      Authorize the Bureau of Turnpikes to enter into a contract with Eckhardt & Johnson LLC, Hooksett, NH, for Annual Boiler and HVAC Services at facilities maintained by the Bureau of Turnpikes, on the basis of a low bid of $80,400.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

#18      Authorize the Bureau of Bridge Design to amend a contract with Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., Bedford, NH, for the preliminary design, public involvement process and associated environmental & cultural services for rehabilitation or replacement of the existing bridge carrying NH Route 12 over South Branch Ashuelot River in the Town of Troy, by retroactively extending the completion date from June 30, 2021 to June 30, 2022.  No New Funding. 

#19      Authorize the Bureau of Bridge Design to amend a contract with Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., Bedford, NH (originally approved by G&C on 3-13-19, item #27), for the preliminary design, public involvement process and associated environmental & cultural services for rehabilitation or replacement of the existing bridge carrying NH Route 12 over NH Railroad (abandoned) in the Town of Troy, by retroactively extending the completion date from June 30, 2021 to June 30, 2022.  No New Funding. 

#20      Authorize the Bureau of Bridge Maintenance to enter into a contract based on a single material quantity bid with Uretek USA Inc., Tomball, TX, in an amount up to $70,000 for Soil Stabilization and Sealing.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2022.  81.25% Federal, 2.75% Other, 16% Highway Funds. 

#21      Authorize the Bureau of Right of Way to convey a 17.98+/- acre parcel of state-owned land on the westerly side of NH Route 16/113 at Pequawket Pond to the Upper Saco Valley Land Trust.  This parcel falls within the limits of both the Town of Albany and the Town of Conway.  This conveyance would be at zero cost, as the site has little to no value but carries stewardship responsibilities which USVLT will assume in perpetuity.  The conveyance would be subject to conditions as specified in this request, effective upon G&C approval. 

#22      Authorize the Bureau of Aeronautics to amend a grant to provide additional funding to the City of Lebanon (originally approved by G&C on 10-25-17, item #20), AIP-57, to conduct a preliminary engineering and design to collect data and provide conceptual engineering for the future development at the Lebanon Municipal Airport.  The total Federal share of the project, including the amendment, will increase from $189,000 to $197,212.42 which equates to an increase of $8,212.42 or 90% of the increased project amount.  The State and Federal shares of this amendment, in the amount of $8,668.68 are available for this projects effective upon G&C approval through September 14, 2021.  95% Federal, 5% General Funds. 

#23      Authorize the Bureau of Aeronautics to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $7,470 awarded under the American Rescue Plan Act and administered via the Federal Aviation Administration, to cover 10% of the FAA, Airport Improvement Program project at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023.  (2)Further authorize to award a grant to the City of Manchester, AIP-125, for a FAA Reimbursable Agreement – Phase III for Taxiway H reconfiguration impacts to the Runway 17 Glide Slope and to the Runway 35 Localizer (navigational aids) at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, in the amount of $74,701.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 18, 2025.  100% Federal Funds. 

#24      Authorize Transportation Systems Management & Operations to accept and expend Intra Agency Revenue in the amount of $11,438 from the NH Turnpike System for the purpose of permanently installing What’s Up Gold network monitoring servers.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2022.  100% Intra Agency Transfers.  

#25      Authorize the Bureau of Aeronautics to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $25,380 awarded under the American Rescue Plan Act and administered via the Federal Aviation Administration, to cover 10% of the FAA, Airport Improvement Program project at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023.  (2)Further authorize to award a grant to the City of Manchester, AIP-124, to design the rehabilitation of Taxiway A retaining wall drainage improvements – Phase 1 (Design Only) at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, in the amount of $253,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 18, 2025.  100% Federal Funds. 

#26      Authorize the Bureau of Bridge Design to amend a contract with Hardesty & Hanover LLC, Bedford, NH (originally approved by G&C on 12-5-18, item #26), for the preliminary design, public involvement process and associated environmental & cultural services for rehabilitation of the existing bridge carrying NH Route 175 over Pemigewasset River in the Town of Woodstock, by retroactively extending the completion date from June 30, 2021 to June 30, 2022.  No New Funding. 

#27      Authorize the Bureau of Highway Design to enter into an agreement with the firm of GM2 Associates Inc., Concord, NH, for the reconstruction of the unimproved 1.7 mile segment of NH 125 between Old County Road in the Town of Plaistow and Newton Junction Road in the Town of Kingston, for an amount not to exceed $922,626.19.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2025.  100% Federal Funds. 

#28      Authorize the Bureau of Turnpikes to enter into a contract with Naughton and Son Recycling LLC, Bradford, NH, for Rubbish Acceptance at the Vendor’s Facility delivered by Bureau of Turnpikes vehicles, on the basis of a low bid in the amount of $12,300.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

#29      Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pine Hill Construction LLC, Claremont, NH, for building demolition in the Westboro Railroad Yard in Lebanon, on the basis of a low bid of $756,420.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $75,642 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 10, 2021.  100% General Funds. 

#29A    Authorize the Bureau of Turnpikes to exercise a renewal option with Wipfli LLP (originally approved by G&C on 6-21-17, item #66), for the second of two, 2-year contract extensions for performing a limited scope audit of the financial and reporting requirements of the ground lease contract of the developer/operator of the Hooksett Welcome Centers in an amount not to exceed $35,000, by increasing the amount from $83,500 to $118,500, and by extending the completion date from December 31, 2021 to December 31, 2023.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

#29B    Authorize the Bureau of Right-of-Way to retroactively lease 59.82 linear feet of shoreline along Lake Winnipesaukee adjacent to Route 11 in the Town of Alton, to Michael Fellman, for an annual lease amount of $2,091.91.  Effective August 1, 2021 through July 31, 2026. 

#29C    Authorize the Bureau of Right-of-Way to retroactively lease 60 linear feet of shoreline along Lake Winnipesaukee adjacent to Route 11 in the Town of Alton, to the Brandt Development Corporation, for an annual lease amount of $2,098.20.  Effective August 1, 2021 through July 31, 2026. 

#29D    Authorize the Bureau of Right-of-Way to retroactively lease 60 linear feet of shoreline along Lake Winnipesaukee adjacent to Route 11 in the Town of Alton, to Brenda J. Falke Revocable Living Trust, for an annual lease amount of $2,098.20.  Effective August 1, 2021 through July 31, 2026. 

#29E    Authorize the Bureau of Right of Way to pay a commercial tenant $13,241.52 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period of August 5-31, 2021. 

#29F     Authorize the Bureau of Aeronautics to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $6,409 awarded under the American Rescue Plan Act and administered via the Federal Aviation Administration, to cover 10% of the FAA, Airport Improvement Program project at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023.  (2)Further authorize to award a grant to the City of Manchester, AIP-128, for a FAA Reimbursable Agreement (navigational aids/approach lighting system) – Phase II for the design of the rehabilitation of Runway 17/35 and access road at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, in the amount of $64,098.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 18, 2025.  100% Federal Funds. 

#29G    Authorize the Bureau of Aeronautics to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $81,200 awarded under the American Rescue Plan Act and administered via the Federal Aviation Administration, to cover 10% of the FAA, Airport Improvement Program project at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023.  (2)Further authorize to award a grant to the City of Manchester, AIP-127, to design the rehabilitation of Runway 17/35 and access road – Phase 1 (Design only) at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, in the amount of $812,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 18, 2025.  100% Federal Funds. 

#29H    Authorize the Bureau of Aeronautics to award a grant to the City of Manchester, AIP-126, to construct, reconfigure and shift Taxiway H – Phase II and install taxiway lighting and hold lines on Taxiway A1 and A2 at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in the amount of $7,392,391.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 18, 2025.  100% Federal Funds. 

#29I     Authorize the Bureau of Aeronautics to award a grant to the City of Lebanon, AIP-64, to make improvements to the sand and chemical storage building and terminal building at the Lebanon Municipal Airport, in the amount of $1,169,263.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2025.  100% Federal Funds. 

#29J     Authorize the Bureau of Aeronautics to award a grant to the Pease Development Authority, AIP-69, to acquire Snow Removal Equipment for the Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, Portsmouth, NH, in the amount of $1,000,801.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 1, 2025.  100% Federal Funds. 

#29K    Authorize the Bureau of Bridge Design to amend a contract with TranSystems Corporation, Boston, MA (originally approved by G&C on 8-8-18, item #26), for the preliminary design, final design, and associated environmental & cultural services in support of superstructure replacement of the existing bridge carrying NH Route 12A over Sugar River in the City of Claremont, by retroactively increasing the amount by $79,424.33 from $329,983.07 to $409,407.40, and by amending the completion date from June 30, 2021 to October 25, 2024, for additional design services.  100% Other Funds. 

#29L     Authorize the Bureau of Finance and Contracts to pay small claims in the amount of $1,580.55.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Highway Funds. 

                        COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY
#30      Authorize, under the Community Development Block Grant program to award a grant to the County of Cheshire, Keene, NH, in the amount of $474,865 for the purpose of assisting three organizations provide microenterprise training and technical assistance activities.  Effective retroactive to September 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.  100% Federal Funds. 

#31      Authorize, under the Community Development Block Grant program to award a grant to the County of Grafton, North Haverhill, NH, in the amount of $385,000 for the purpose of assisting three organizations provide microenterprise training and technical assistance activities.  Effective retroactive to September 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.  100% Federal Funds. 

#32      Authorize, under the Community Development Block Grant program to award a grant to the County of Sullivan, Newport, NH, in the amount of $64,000 for the purpose of assisting three organizations provide microenterprise training and technical assistance activities.  Effective retroactive to September 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.  100% Federal Funds. 

#33      Authorize, under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funding, specifically under the Community Development Block Grant program, to award a grant to the City of Claremont, NH, in the amount of $235,000, for the purpose of providing COVID-related funds to support Southwestern Community Services’ homeless shelter rehabilitation project at 45 Central Street, Claremont, NH.  Effective retroactive to September 1, 2021 through December 30, 2023.  100% Federal Funds. 

#34      Authorize, under the Community Development Block Grant program, to award a grant to the Town of Meredith, NH, in the amount of $500,000 to support the Harvey Heights rehabilitation project at 62 Pleasant Street, Meredith, NH.  Effective retroactive to September 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023.  100% Federal Funds. 

                        DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
#34A    Authorize, on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Economic and Housing Stability, to enter into a sole source amendment to an existing contract with Deloitte Consulting LLP, Harrisburg, PA, to implement several necessary enhancements and continued maintenance and operations of the New HEIGHTS system, by increasing the price by $12,827,380 from $101,681,392 to $114,508,772 and by extending the completion date from September 30, 2022 to June 30, 2023.  90.53% Federal, 9.47% General Funds. 

                        OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION
#35      Authorize a salary increment for the Executive Director, Ms. Lindsey B. Courtney, from Labor Grade II, Step 5 $114,166 to Labor Grade II, Step 6 $120,094.  Effective retroactive to August 5, 2021. 

#36      Authorize to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with NH Professionals Health Program, Concord, NH, to operate a professional health program for licensees who are impaired by substance use disorder or mental or physical illness, in an amount not to exceed $3,227,424.  Effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2025.  100% Agency Funds. 

#36A    Authorize to amend a lease with 7 Eagle Square LLC, Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 8-5-20, item #39A), to acquire an additional 14,201 square feet of office space by increasing the price by $3,191,677.18 from $3,715,708.14 to $6,907,385.32.  Effective October 1, 2021 through July 31, 2030.  100% Agency Funds. 

                        NEW HAMPSHIRE COUNCIL ON DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
#36B    Authorize to accept funds in the amount of $2,500 from the University of NH, Durham, NH, for the participation of the NH Council on Developmental Disabilities in a series of project meetings of the Disability and Health Advisory Work Group of the UNH Institute on Disability, in the State Fiscal Year 2022.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2022.  100% Other Funds. 

                        DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION
#37      Authorize to retroactively pay a membership fee to the Multistate Tax Commission, Washington, DC, for membership in the Nexus Program as an Associate Member, in the amount of $12,390.  Effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.  100% General Funds. 

#38      Authorize to retroactively pay annual membership dues to the Federation of Tax Administrators, Washington, DC, in the amount of $12,218.  This amount consist of two fees, one for annual organizational dues  in the amount of $9,730 and one for maintenance fees for the Modernized Federal-State E-File Program in the amount of $2,488.  Effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.  100% General Funds. 

#38A    Authorize to place Mr. Peter J. Casper at Step 6 of unclassified salary grade DD, earning $85,228 annually.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

                        DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD
#38B    Authorize to accept and expend $500,000 from the US Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture, for grants to organizations and agencies to address issues regarding farmer stress, mental health, and suicide.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2022.  100% Other Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 17, 2021. 

#38C    Authorize the Division of Regulatory Services to enter into a sole source Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH Cooperative Extension, Durham, NH, for the purpose of providing for an educated and informed community that will result in knowledge of and compliance with the Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act, Produce Safety Rule years 1-5 in an amount not to exceed $481,170.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2026.  100% Federal Funds. 

                        DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS AND VETERANS SERVICES
#39      Authorize to enter into a contract agreement with CDS Unlimited LLC, Bennington, NH, to construct a new facility sign for the Littleton Readiness Center which includes an electronic messaging center, in an amount not to exceed $73,600.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $5,000 for unforeseen conditions and/or owner-initiated changes for the construction, bringing the total to $78,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2022.  100% Federal Funds. 

#39A    Authorize an extension of leave from September 27, 2021 through June 30, 2022.

                        NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY
#40      Authorize to enter into a retroactive contract amendment with SymbioSys Solutions Inc., Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 2-7-18, item #24), to develop and implement necessary system modifications to enable enhancements to allow for virtual participation in Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment orientations, additional follow up meetings and to enable self service scheduling, by increasing the amount by $257,000 from $14,228,390 to $14,485,390.  Effective upon G&C approval through the original end date of June 30, 2022.  100% Federal Funds. 

#40A    Authorize to accept and expend $3,385,214 in additional federal Unemployment Insurance funds from the US Department of Labor – Employment and Training Administration resulting from the significant increase in unemployment claims due to COVID-19.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 17, 2021. 

                        DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
#41      Authorize the determination made by the Commissioner that on July 22, 2021 a Corporal at the NH State Prison for Men, sustained an injury in the line of duty to a hostile or overt act, or an act caused by another during the performance of duties which are considered dangerous in nature.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

#42      Authorize to accept and expend a Victim of Crime Act sub grant from the NH Department of Justice, in the amount of $58,764 to implement the Victim Information and Notification Everyday system.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2021.  (2)Further authorize to enter into a sole source contract with APPRISS Inc., Louisville, KY, for VINE services, in the amount of $58,764.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2022, with the option to renew for subsequent 12 month periods.  100% Federal Grants to Other Agencies. 

#43      Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Waypoint, Manchester, NH, for the provision of parental assistance services, contingent upon acceptance of the memorandum of understanding from the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Community Collaborations to support the continuation of family focused parenting curriculums for incarcerated men and women participating in the Family Connections Center programs, in the amount of $144,880.  Effective retroactive to September 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023, with the option to renew for up to 2 years.  100% Transfer from Other Agency (DHHS). 

                        DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
#44      Authorize to enter into a contract with River Consulting Group Inc., Clayton, GA, to assist and advise the Department in conducting a business process audit of Public Service Company of NH d/b/a Eversource Energy, in an amount not to exceed $492,258.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 1, 2022.  100% Utility Assessment. 

                        GOVERNORS OFFICE FOR EMERGENCY RELIEF AND RECOVERY
#45      Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with NH Housing Finance Authority, Bedford, NH, in the amount of $300,000 as part of the Housing Needs Administration Program to fund the hiring of a project manager to effectively manage implementation of goals for the Council on Housing Stability Strategic Plan from 2021-2024 to assist with community and stakeholder outreach, address the impacts of local regulations on housing development, and facilitation of local, regional and state policies that foster the development of affordable housing to respond to the effects of the public health emergency.  This agreement will be funded from the American Rescue Plan Act.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2024.  100% Federal Funds. 

#46      Authorize to budget and expend $2,500,265 of Housing Stability Services funding under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, Section 501(a) Emergency Rental Assistance for three housing stability programs: 1)eviction diversion and landlord and tenant mediation programs (not to exceed $425,000); 2)housing stability services (not to exceed $1,773,000); and 3) housing stability services and legal assistance (not to exceed $250,000).  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

#47      Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with Community Development Finance Authority, Concord, NH, in the amount of $200,000 as part of the American Rescue Plan Act State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to fund a portion of the Housing Needs Administration Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2022.  100% Federal Funds. 

#48      Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with NH Housing Finance Authority, Bedford, NH, in the amount of $40,000,000 as part of the American Rescue Plan Act Emergency Rental Assistance to fund the NH Emergency Rental Assistance Program, to provide financial assistance to eligible households, not to exceed 18 months, including the payment of rent, rental arrears, utilities and home energy costs, utilities and home energy costs arrears, and other expenses related to housing as allowed by US Treasury to help keep households stably housed.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2025.  100% Federal Funds. 

#49      Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with NH Housing Finance Authority, Bedford, NH, in the amount of $1,773,000 as part of the Housing Stability Services funding under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, Section 501(a) Emergency Rental Assistance for a part of the housing stability program for housing stability services due to the effects of the public health emergency.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2022.  100% Federal Funds. 

#50      Authorize to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the NH Judicial Branch, in the amount not to exceed $425,000 as part of the Housing Stability Program to help develop a mediation program that helps both landlords and tenants, reduces evictions and increases participation in NH Emergency Rental Assistance Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2022.  100% Federal Funds. 

                        DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
#51      Authorize the Division of Planning and Development to award grants to the Regional Planning Commissions as detailed in letter dated August 10, 2021, to support the Regional Housing Needs Assessment Program, in the amount not to exceed $900,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2022.  100% Federal Funds. 

#51A    Authorize to accept and place on file the report regarding the Tourism Development Fund for the period ending June 30, 2021.

#51B    Authorize to accept and place on file the report on activity within the Travel and Tourism Revolving Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021.

                        NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT
#52      Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Ducks Unlimited Inc., Memphis, TN, for the purpose of enhancing waterfowl populations by protecting and conserving critical waterfowl habitats in Quebec, Canada; and to purchase 40 GPS/GSM transmitters to participate in a multi-state mallard research project, in the amount of $96,480.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2026.  100% Other (Game Management Account) Funds. 

#53      Authorize to enter into a wildlife habitat improvement agreement with Barker’s Farm LLC for the management of 14.4 acres of agricultural land on the Squamscott River Wildlife Management Area in the town of Stratham.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2031.  No Funding is involved. 

#54      Authorize to enter into a wildlife habitat improvement agreement with Rick Flint for the management of 23.5 acres of agricultural land on the Bofinger Wildlife Management Area in the town of Milan.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2031.  No Funding involved. 

#54A    Authorize to accept and expend $225,854 in federal funds through a grant from the US Fish and Wildlife Service to install a network of automated radio telemetry receiving stations for monitoring migratory wildlife.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 17, 2021. 

#54B    Authorize a salary increment for the Executive Director, Scott Mason from grade HH, Step 6 $113,568 to grade HH, Step 7 $119,184.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

#54C    Authorize to enter into a non-exclusive no cost contract with Kevin, Inc., d/b/a Kittery Trading Post Kittery, ME, authorizing the purchase and sale of Department-branded merchandise.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023. 

#54D    Authorize to accept a $35,431.47 donation from the estate of Clarence W. Sleeper Jr.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2022.

#54E    Authorize to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Conservation Land Stewards, Concord, NH, in the amount of $70,000 to provide monitoring and stewardship services of the State’s interest in privately owned conservation lands held by NHFG.  Effective upon G&C approval to June 30, 2023.  75% Federal, 25% Wildlife Habitat Account. 

#54F     Authorize to accept and expend federal funds from the US Food and Drug Administration, National Grade “A” Milk Safety and National Shellfish Sanitation Programs in the amount of $13,834 for the purpose of obtaining SCUBA diving equipment to survey and monitor aquaculture sites.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2021.  100% Federal Funds. 

#54G    Authorize, with funding support from the Society for the Protection of NH’s Forests, to acquire an interest in a conservation easement on 578 acres in Salisbury, NH from the Law Office of Ransmeier & Spellman PC, who is acting as agent for SPNHF, for $134,400.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 15, 2021.  100% Federal Funds. 

                        DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES
#55      Authorize a salary increment for the Director of Historical Resources, Mr. Benjamin Wilson, from Grade EE Step 4 $81,406 to Grade EE Step 5 $85,852.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

#56      Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway and Ski Area to enter into a sole source contract with Doppelmayr USA Inc., Salt Lake City, UT, for Lift Maintenance and Electronic Services on an As-Needed Basis at Cannon Mountain and Franconia Notch State Park, in an amount not to exceed $40,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023.  100% Agency Income. 

#57      Authorize the Bureau of Trails to retroactively amend an existing Recreational Trails Grant with the Bow Pioneers Snowmobile Club (originally approved by G&C on 6-24-20, item #116), by extending the completion date from August 31, 2021 to October 31, 2021.  100% Federal Funds. 

#58      Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a retroactive lease with the town of Jaffrey, NH, for town property adjacent to Monadnock State Park known as the Ainsworth Lot.  Effective March 18, 2017 through March 18, 2042.  No cost to the State. 

#59      Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway and Ski Area to enter into a memorandum of agreement with Franconia Ski Club, Franconia, NH, on a joint $50,000 Slope Improvement and Snowmaking Efficiency Project at the Mittersill Terrain Area, with the FSC funding the project in an amount of $25,000 (50%) and Cannon Mountain funding the project in an amount of $25,000 (50%).  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2021.  100% Agency Income. 

#59A    Authorize the NH State Library to budget and expend prior year carry forward funds in the amount of $94,000, to purchase books or other supplies or facilities for the State Library.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2022.  100% Other Funds. 

#59B    Authorize the NH State Council on the Arts to accept and expend American Rescue Plan Act funds in the amount of $758,900 from the National Endowment for the Arts.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023.  (2)Further authorize to establish a temporary part-time Grants and Contract Technician, LG 15 position for the purpose of support the “NHSCA Strategic Plan”.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 17, 2021. 

#59C    Authorize the Division of Forests and Lands to retroactively amend item #84, originally approved by G&C on January 22, 2021, to acquire conservation easements on the Beebe River Uplands Forest Legacy Project, by extending the end date from June 30, 23021 to December 30, 2021.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee on September 17, 2021. 

#59D    Authorize the Division of Forests and Lands to enter into a Lease Agreement with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a United State of America Federal Services of Quantico, VA, for equipment and antenna space in designated areas at Mount Washington in Mount Washington State Park.  (2)Further authorize to accept annual rental payment revenue in the total amount of $38,406.  Effective October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2026. 

#59E    Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation, Bureau of Trails to enter into a retroactive contract with J. Fenoff Siteworks LLC, Waterford, VT, for Rail, Tie and other Railroad Related Infrastructure Removal at the Berlin Branch Rail Corridor in Littleton, NH, in the amount of $52,500.  Effective September 2, 2021 through December 1, 2021.  20% Agency Income, 80% Federal Funds. 

                        DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
#60      Authorize a Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan agreement with the Town of Wolfeboro, in an amount not to exceed $3,500,000 to finance the Rapid Infiltration Basin Site Remediation project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% CWSRF Repayment Funds. 

#61      Authorize to award a Brownfields Cleanup Grant to the Town of Walpole, in the amount of $100,000 for the cleanup of environmental contamination at the former Central Plating site.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2022.  100% Brownfields Repayment Funds. 

#62      Authorize to enter into a grant agreement with Eversource Energy Service Company Inc., Manchester, NH, totaling $387,190 for partial funding of a vehicle replacement project.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2022.  62.5% Federal, 37.5% VW Settlement Funds. 

#63      Authorize to enter into a contract with Gomez and Sullivan Engineering, D.P.C, Henniker, NH, to enhance Geographic Information System water line distribution coverage of the public water systems, in the amount of $67,922.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 1, 2022.  100% Federal Funds. 

#64      Authorize Donald and Marjorie Bates Family Res Trust 2015’s request for a five year permit time extension to perform work on Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton (originally approved by G&C on 12-7-16, item #66).

#65      Authorize MYTY Inc.’s request to perform work on Lake Winnipesaukee in Tuftonboro.

#66      Authorize Paula J. Panasis Revocable Trust’s request to perform work on Piscataqua River in Dover. 

#67      Authorize Richard Seeley and Crystal St. Cyr Seeley’s request for a five year permit time extension to perform work on Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton (originally approved by G&C on 10-26-16, item #77). 

#67A    Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with the Trustees of Dartmouth to support the APPLETREE Program (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry’s Partnership to Promote Local Efforts to Reduce Environmental Exposures), in the amount of $101,214.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2022.  100% Federal Funds. 

#67B    Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, to support the APPLETREE Program (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry’s Partnership to Promote Local Efforts to Reduce Environmental Exposures), in the amount of $83,215.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2022.  100% Federal Funds. 

                        DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
#68      Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with North Country Education Services Agency, Gorham, NH, to provide supplemental educational support and technical assistance for students of the migrant education program, in the amount of $45,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2022, with the option to renew for 2 additional fiscal years.  100% Federal Funds. 

#69      Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with NH Learning Initiative Inc., Hampton, NH, to assist in the administration of the Out-of-School Time Career Pathway Grant awarded to the NHDOE 21st Century Community Learning Centers program, in an amount not to exceed $1,673,991.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023, with an option to renew for 2 additional fiscal years.  100% Federal Funds. 

#70      Authorize to enter Katelyn Komisarek into an educational tuition agreement with Granite State College, Concord, NH, to participate in Cultivating York Leadership Capabilities online, during the period of September 20, 2021 through December 10, 2021, and pay said costs in the amount of $1,291.20.  100% Other Agency Income. 

#70A    Authorize to transfer funds in and among accounting units in the amount of $986,000 to perform asbestos remediation of employee office space at Londergan Hall.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2022.  100% General Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 17, 2021. 

#70B    Authorize the Division of Workforce Innovation, Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation to transfer Federal grant funds in the amount of $2,412,483 in FY22 and $2,360,000 in FY23 for the support of facilitating client services.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 17, 2021. 

#70C    Authorize the Division of Learner Support to accept and expend American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief Funds – Homeless Children and Youth, in the amount of $2,276,624 from the US Department of Education to support the education of homeless children and youth.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 17, 2021. 

#70D    Authorize the Division of Education Analytics and Resources to Exercise the final renewal option of a current contract with Community & School Partners LLC, Rye, NH (originally approved by G&C on 12-18-19, item #148), to continue to improve data collection systems, by increasing the price by $326,120 from $435,576 to $761,696.  88% General, 6% Other, 6% Federal Funds. 

#70E    Authorize expenditures in the amount of $1,357.82 from the Drinking Water and Groundwater Trust Fund with the public schools as detailed in letter dated August 20, 2021.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Drinking Water Trust Fund. 

#70F     Authorize to amend a contract with the NH College and University Council, Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 1-22-20, item #72), to implement the NH Scholars Program by expanding professional development opportunities and improving teacher quality for secondary teachers and counselors regarding academic rigor and promotion of STEM (science, technology engineering, and mathematics) studies, to promote high school student career and college-readiness through participation in a rigorous high school curriculum, and to encourage enrollment in postsecondary STEM studies, by extending the completion date from September 30, 2021 to September 30, 2023, with no increase to the contract price.  100% General Funds. 

#70G    Authorize the Division of Educator Support and Higher Education to enter into a retroactive sole source cooperative agreement with Granite State College, Concord, NH, for the use of office space for the Division of Educator Support and Higher Education in Concord, NH, for an amount not to exceed $57,324.  Effective August 16, 2021 to August 15, 2022.  100% Other Funds. 

                        DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY
#71      Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Hooksett to update their Local Emergency Operations Plan for a total amount of $4,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2022.  100% Federal Funds. 

#72      Authorize the Division of State Police to enter into a contract with Ossipee Mountain Electronics Inc., Moultonborough, NH, for the up-fitting of one Ford F350 Pick-up truck with one mono-body slide in fiberglass service body for deployment to the State Police Motor Carrier Enforcement Unit, in the amount of $19,385.65.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2021.  100% Agency Income. 

#73      Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Bennington to purchase a portable variable message board for a total amount of $19,975.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2022.  100% Federal Funds. 

#74      Authorize the Division of State Police to enter into a no-cost Non-Disclosure Agreement with Crimestar Corp., to facilitate Recipient testing of J-One application interface services.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

#74A    Authorize the Division of Administration to retroactively pay annual membership dues to the Federation of Tax Administrators, Washington, DC, in the amount of $6,487.  Effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.  100% Agency Funds. 

#74B    Authorize the Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services, to pay sole source annual licensing fees to the International Association of Firefighters, Washington, DC, for an amount not to exceed $10,000 to continue to provide the Candidate Physical Ability Test and Fire Ground Survival Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2022.  100% Agency Income. 

#74C    Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to retroactively amend the grant agreement with the Town of Meredith (originally approved by G&C on 4-7-21, item #65), to purchase and install a generator in the community’s Emergency Operations Center, by extending the completion date from August 31, 2021 to August 31, 2022.  100% Federal Funds. 

#74D    Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Milton to purchase an electronic message board for a total amount of $20,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2022.  100% Federal Funds. 

#74E    Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Swanzey to purchase and install generators for the Town’s critical communication structures for a total amount of $30,060.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2022.  100% Federal Funds. 

#74F     Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Londonderry to purchase equipment for the EOC, for a total amount of $40,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2022.  100% Federal Funds. 

                        DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
#75      Authorize to enter into a subgrant with the NH Military Assistance Foundation Inc., Greenland, NH, in an amount not to exceed $137,210, from the Federal American Rescue Plan Act, for the purpose of providing security functions at the Thunder Over New Hampshire Airshow, to be held September 11-12, 2021.  100% Federal Funds. 

#76      Authorize salary increases for attorneys in the Department of Justice, retroactive to July 2, 2021 upon G&C approval, as authorized by 2001 NH Laws Chapter 158, Section 101, and 2021 NH Laws Chapter 91.

#77      Authorize a salary increase of $5,188 from $70,812 to $76,000 to Michael R. Grandy, Attorney.  Effective retroactive to July 2, 2021.  (2)Further authorize to appoint Michael R. Grandy as an Assistant Attorney General, at a salary level of $79,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2022. 

#78      Authorize a salary increase of $8,269.20 from $63,730.80 to $72,000 to Michael Haley, Attorney.  Effective retroactive to July 2, 2021.  (2)Further authorize to appoint Michael Haley as an Assistant Attorney General, at a salary level of $75,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 4, 2023. 

#79      Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Dr. Jeremy Stuelpnagel, as a substitute medical examiner, for a total not to exceed $10,000, to aid the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the period of September 16-20, 2021.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2021.  100% General Funds. 

#80      Authorize to enter into subgrants with the programs as detailed in letter dated August 13, 2021, in an amount not to exceed $200,000 to support the enhancement of Child Advocacy Center services.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023.  100% General Funds. 

#80A    Authorize to accept and place on file the report on the Drug Forfeiture Fund.  This fund consists of both judicial and administrative forfeitures of money and property seized in drug-related activity. 

#80B    Authorize to enter into subgrants totaling $70,163 with Merrimack and Rockingham County Departments of Corrections for the purpose of providing residential substance abuse treatment programs from the Federal Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Grant Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2024.  100% Federal Funds. 

#80C    Authorize to enter into subgrants with the Organization for Refugee and Immigration Success; and with Victory Women of Vision, in the total amount of $133,312 from the US Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women, Violence Against Women Formula Grant for the purpose of providing services for women in NH who are victims of violent crimes.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2023.  100% Federal Funds. 

#80D    Authorize consideration of whether the petition of Arthur Gilman Jr. (age 59) requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of Theft by Unauthorized taking should be granted.  The petitioner is eligible for an annulment in December, 2027.

#80E    Authorize consideration of whether the petition of Calvin Eaton (age 47) requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of six counts of Felonious Sexual Assault should be granted.  The petitioner is not eligible for an annulment. 

#80F     Authorize to appoint Nichole M. Mazur as an Attorney at a salary level of $75,000.  Effective upon G&C approval or September 24, 2021, whichever is later.

#80G    Authorize to appoint Joe M. Fincham II as an Attorney at a salary level of $80,000.  Effective upon G&C approval or September 24, 2021, whichever is later.

                        DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
#81      Authorize the Division of Personnel’s request for waiver of classification decisions.  Effective upon G&C approval.  

#82      Authorize the Division of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Hutter Construction Corporation, New Ipswich, NH, for the Troop C Renovation, Keene, NH, for a total price not to exceed $1,160,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 1, 2022.  100% Capital Funds (81% General, 19% Highway).  (2)Further authorize the amount of $25,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Division of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $1,185,000.  100% Capital-General Funds. 

#83      Authorize the Division of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with R.S. Audley Inc., Bow, NH, for the Manchester Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection REBID, Manchester, NH, for a total price not to exceed $1,694,000.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $140,000 for unanticipated modifications, bringing the total to $1,834,000.  (3)Further authorize the amount of $68,600 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Division of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $1,902,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 9, 2022.  100% Capital-Federal Funds. 

#84      Authorize the Division of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Northern Peabody LLC, Manchester, NH, for the REBID NHARNG Building 1 & 2 Cooling Plant Upgrades, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $1,046,000.  (2)Further authorize the amount of $35,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Division of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $1,081,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 1, 2022.    100% Capital-General Funds. 

#85      Authorize the Division of Personnel’s request for waiver of classification decisions.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

#86      Authorize the Division of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Smith Alvarez Sienkiewycz Architects, Burlington, VT, for the Littleton Field Maintenance Shop, Littleton, NH, for a total price not to exceed $1,481,375.  Effective upon G&C approval through the completion of construction administration services, estimated to be December 1, 2023.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $4,674 for unanticipated expenses related to design Type A and B services and an additional $1,856 for expenses related to Type C services, bringing the total to $1,487,905.  (3)Further authorize the amount of $46,938 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Division of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, brining the total to $1,534,843.  100% Capital Funds. 

#87      Authorize the Division of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Brookstone Builders Inc., Manchester, NH, for the AASF Fuel Storage Building Renovations, Concord, NH, for a price not to exceed $663,866.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $40,000 for unanticipated modifications, bringing the total to $703,866.  (3)Further authorize the amount of $43,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Division of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, brining the total to $746,866.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2022.  100% Federal Funds. 

#88      Authorize a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $700,000,000 to cover the payment of expenditures for the month of October 2021.

#89      Authorize the Division of Risk and Benefits to enter into a contract with Express Scripts Inc., Saint Louis, MO., for the administration of the prescription drug benefits provided to state employees and retirees pursuant to RSA 21-1:30 and, with respect to employees, consistent with state collective bargaining agreements for the period effective January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2024, with the option to renew for up to two additional years.  42% General, 20% Federal, 3% Enterprise, 14% Highway, 1% Turnpike, 20% Other Funds. 

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TABLED ITEMS

 

                        DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (Tabled at G&C Meeting 8/4/21)
#24      TABLED - Councilor Wheeler originally voted no on this contract, but then requested that the Governor reconsider the vote, therefore the Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Gatsas voted to reconsider this item.  Then, following further discussion, the Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Warmington, seconded by Councilor Gatsas, voted to table the request of the Bureau of Environment to continue to make payments to the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, Natural Heritage Bureau for reviews of rare plants and exemplary natural communities, as well as rare wildlife associated with DOT construction projects and maintenance activities for FY 2022 and FY 2023.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023. 

 

                        DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (Tabled at G&C Meeting 8/18/21)
                        Division of Economic & Housing Stability
#27      TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Gatsas, seconded by Councilor Warmington voted to table the request to amend an existing contract with Maximus US Services Inc., Reston, VA (originally approved by G&C on 4-23-14, Late Item A), for temporary call center services, by increasing the price by $2,015,534 from $1,789,679 to $3,805,213 with no change to the completion date of June 30, 2022.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                        DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (Tabled at G&C Meeting 8/18/21)
                        Division for Behavioral Health
#32      TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Gatsas, seconded by Councilor Wheeler voted to table the request to enter in a contract with Youth Opportunities Upheld, Gardner, MA, to provide behavioral health residential treatment services for children, youth and young adults to stabilize their behavioral health, in an amount not to exceed $4,011,714.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2024, with the option to renew for up to 6 additional years.  51% General, 49% Federal Funds. 

 

                        PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION (Tabled at G&C Meeting 8/18/21)
#65      TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Stevens, seconded by Councilor Gatsas voted to table the request to place Al Azad Iqbal at step 4 for the position of Senior Advisor unclassified salary grade GG, earning $93,964 annually.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Agency Income. 

 

                        PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION (Tabled at G&C Meeting 8/18/21)
#66      TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Stevens, seconded by Councilor Gatsas voted to table the request to place Pradip Chattopadhyay at step 5 for the position of Senior Advisor, unclassified salary grade GG, earning $99,112 annually.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Agency Income. 

 

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