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File #: 21-2065    Version: 1 Name: 12/6/21 Approve FY22 Budget and Allocations
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/6/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/6/2021 Final action: 12/6/2021
Enactment date: 12/6/2021 Enactment #: R-21-439
Title: Resolution to Approve and Appropriate FY 22 Budget and Allocations for 6-month Transition Grants to Non-Profit Entities for Human Services - $1,093,021.50 (General Fund) (8 Votes Required)
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Resolution to Approve and Appropriate FY 22 Budget and Allocations for 6-month Transition Grants to Non-Profit Entities for Human Services - $1,093,021.50 (General Fund) (8 Votes Required)
Memorandum
The City and the County have worked together for many years to provide human services funding to local non-profits, and therefore, the funding decisions that the County makes and the funding decisions that the City makes have an impact on local non-profit service providers. With Coordinated funding ending, and the onset of the pandemic, both the City and the County provided 6-month transition grants (R-21-202) to previous Coordinated Funding grantees which expire on December 31, 2021. The additional transition grants provide additional time for the County and City to work together to develop a new funding model. The original intent was to issue a new Request for Proposal and allocate funds prior to the December 31, 2021 transition grant expiration date. To prevent a gap in services to the community, staff is recommending additional transition grants for an additional six months, to provide time to formalize the New Human Services Partnership, develop a new RFP(s) and review process, to recommend and allocate funds by July 1, 2022.

HISTORY:
Over the last few years, the Coordinated Funding partners (including City of Ann Arbor) had identified the desire to change and redirect the partnership, adding in a focus on equity and a focus on addressing racism, poverty and trauma. Work had started on shifting the partnership and model, however, that work was put on hold last year as the COVID-19 shifted staff priorities to immediate pandemic response activities in 2020 and 2021.

In early fall 2020, the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation announced that they were exiting the partnership, and the end of Coordinated Funding was announced to the Community. Several partners expressed interest in seeing if there can be a future partnership for human services funding with m...

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