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File #: 22-0981    Version: 1 Name: 6/21/22 Resolution to Approve and Appropriate FY 23 Budget and Allocations for the 5-year Safety Net Grants as part of the New Human Services Partnership
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/16/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/21/2022 Final action: 6/21/2022
Enactment date: 6/21/2022 Enactment #: R-22-194
Title: Resolution to Approve and Appropriate FY 23 Budget and Allocations for 5-Year Safety Net Grants as Part of the New Human Service Partnership - $712,442 Budgeted (General Fund) (8 Votes Required)
Attachments: 1. 2. 2019_AP_Amend_Activ_Table_ProposedMinorAmend_060122
Title
Resolution to Approve and Appropriate FY 23 Budget and Allocations for 5-Year Safety Net Grants as Part of the New Human Service Partnership - $712,442 Budgeted (General Fund) (8 Votes Required)
Memorandum
In 2021, the Washtenaw Coordinated Funding Partnership ended. In 2022, Washtenaw County, the City of Ann Arbor and the Washtenaw Urban County created the New Human Services Partnership to replace Washtenaw Coordinated Funding.

The Washtenaw County and City of Ann Arbor Leadership team have been integral to the development of the New Human Services Partnership, which is working to integrate equity throughout the process, and shift the focus of human services funding to address issues of poverty, racism, and trauma as the root cause of institutional inequities.

As a reminder, the overall goals of this funding program include:

* Desire to make impact and move the needle for those facing institutional inequities, while also supporting the safety net

* Incorporate Equity throughout the process including

o Accessibility to the application process
o Community-inclusive review process
o Equity review of applicants prior to award / contracting
o Equity in service delivery

* Focus on addressing institutional racism, poverty, and trauma as root causes of institutional inequity

* Redevelop strategic framework for investing resources to be focused on an Equitable grant making and process while achieving high impact outcomes

o Outcomes/goals co-created with experts and community
o Incorporate lessons learned from COVID-19 response and previous COFU model
o Accessibility for grantees - allow for under-represented, new, or growing groups to access funding
o Ease of process - for applicants and staff
o Flexibility in funding/programming to allow for pivots and learning, including emerging needs

* Partnership continues to allow for shared communication, links to community partners, ongoing need, support in place, etc.

The New Human Services ...

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