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Cobb County Non-Profit Grant Process FY 15/16. Agenda Welcome- Karen Carter, Cobb Community Collaborative Background/Budget- Buddy Tesar/Mary Anna Gunther,

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1 Cobb County Non-Profit Grant Process FY 15/16

2 Agenda Welcome- Karen Carter, Cobb Community Collaborative Background/Budget- Buddy Tesar/Mary Anna Gunther, Cobb County Government Finance Department (Slides 3-7) Collaborative Role/Process- Karen Carter (Slides 8-15) Funding Guidelines/Application Review- Lee Freeman-Smith, Chair-Elect (Slides 16-18) Questions- All 2

3 Background  Cobb County Board of Commissioners utilizes Cobb Community Collaborative  Collaborative uses members with expertise in the area of non-profit service to make recommendations  Cobb County Board of Commissioners makes the final recommendations 3

4 Biennial Budget Two years budgeted Only one adopted each year Mismanagement of the first year’s funding could result in forfeiting the second year funding 4

5 Funding Source Part of General Fund Budget for FY 15/16 Contingent on available funding based on anticipated revenues & expenditures for the County 5

6 Funds Disbursed Adopted Budgets 6

7 Funds Available FY 15/16 FY 15/16- Approximately $900,000 The Cobb County Board Of Commissioners has the duty of approving the FY 15/16 Biennial Budget A substantially final estimate for the FY15/16 Non Profit Grant award is determined in early spring. 7

8 Collaborative Role Coordinate Grant Application & Funding Process Application will be available on website at Questions should be submitted by to Karen Carter at Responses to all questions will be compiled and posted on website Peer Review Teams will be recruited, trained and mobilized in April for May reviews Peer Review Process depends on Collaborative member participation Current grantees are expected to provide at least 1 Executive, Program, Finance or Development Director for Peer Review Teams 8

9 Requirements Application must be complete with required attachments Must meet a Human Services Need Must serve individuals in Cobb County 9

10 Summary of Process Grant applications are submitted Reviewed by Peer Review Teams and rating forms completed Site evaluation completed for ALL applicants in April - May 10

11 Summary of Process Peer Evaluation Committee (PEC) makes Funding Recommendations CCC Board of Directors votes Recommended allocations are submitted to Board of Commissioners Final decisions are made by the Cobb County Board of Commissioners 11

12 Recommendations Organization Review – 25 Program/Project Review - 45 Site Visit Evaluation - 30 Total Possible Points Note: FY 13/14 Total Funded Score was 95 12

13 New for FY 15/16 Revised application/guide/criteria forms Minimum amount requested will be $10,000 Maximum amount requested may not exceed 20% of your organization’s Cobb County operating budget Total grant request may not exceed 20% of organization’s total budget 13

14 Reminder Final Reimbursements Due (10/9/15 & 10/7/16) Funding will not roll forward to new fiscal year Reimbursement instructions will be sent with grant contract 14

15 Eligibility 12pm on March 31, 2014Turn in completed application and attachment materials by 12pm on March 31, 2014 Non-profit organization providing human services to Cobb County residents Obtain a score of at least 80 points on 100 point scale (Program/Project Review total possible points (45), Organization Review total possible points (25), and Site Visit Evaluation total possible points (30) combined) Note: FY 13/14 Total Funded Score was 95 15

16 Funding Guidelines Minimum amount requested must be at least $10,000 May not exceed 20% organization’s Cobb County budget 3 designated pots of money corresponding with the 3 priority areas: Basic Needs Education/Employment Public Safety/Legal System/Crime Prevention Each priority area has a set of mandatory outcomes and indicators. Applicants must choose at least one mandatory outcome and one mandatory indicator. All applicants must attend one of the mandatory trainings and provide the original and signed Certificate of Attendance. Approximately $900,000 available 16

17 Application Review Instruction Guide contains question by question directions Program/Project Rating Criteria and Organization Review Forms are included in the instruction guide Site Visit Evaluation Rating Form is included in the Instruction Guide Your organization and site visit score will be added to your program/project score for each priority area for which you are applying 17

18 Application Review Part I: Applicant Information (questions #1-9 on pgs. 1-2) Part II: Organization Information (questions #10-15 on pgs. 2-3) Part III: Program Information (questions #16 – 22 on pgs. 4-5) Program Outcome Model Outcome Measurement Framework Mandatory Outcomes and Indicators Part IV: Financial Information (pg. 6) Part V: Attachments (pg. 7) Authorized Signatures (pg. 7) 18

19 Questions 19


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