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File #: 20-393    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Report Status: Action Items
File created: 6/25/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 7/15/2020 Final action:
Title: Albemarle Agency Budget Review Team (ABRT) FY 22 Application Process
Attachments: 1. Att.A - Recommended Human Services Goals
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AGENDA DATE: 7/15/2020

Albemarle Agency Budget Review Team (ABRT) FY 22 Application Process

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Approve Recommended improvements to ABRT FY 22 Application Process

ITEM TYPE: Regular Action Item

STAFF CONTACT(S): Richardson, Walker, Allshouse, L, Savides, Russell, Pethia

PRESENTER (S): Lori Allshouse, Siri Russell, Phyllis Savides

LEGAL REVIEW: Not Required

REVIEWED BY: Jeffrey B. Richardson

BACKGROUND: The Agency Budget Review Team (ABRT) was created in 1991 as a joint City/County process utilized to review funding requests received by the City and County from community non-profit agencies. Over the years, the City and County refined the ABRT process to include the use of an objective rating tool and outcome measures, updated criteria, and alignment with funding priorities and human service-related goals.

The City and County began to implement separate approaches to the human services non-profit Human Services application review process beginning in FY 20.

The County's FY 20 and 21 ABRT process continued to include volunteer citizens and County staff members on teams that reviewed and scored funding requests from human services non-profit agencies based on the County's Human Services goals. The County's ABRT reached consensus ratings for each of the program applications they reviewed. The County's ABRT process has been facilitated by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the team process has been supported by a temporary employee. The County's FY 21 Budget includes $1.67 Million in funding for ABRT community non-profit agencies.

While the County implemented a separate ABRT application review process for FY 20 and FY 21, the County continued to utilize the City's electronic application portal (Zoom Grants) to accept human services applications for County funding and utilized the corresponding joint City/County scoring instrument to rate applications.

STRATEGIC PLAN: To enhance the well-be...

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