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1 <br /> ORANGE COUNTY <br /> BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: May 14, 2020 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 2 <br /> SUBJECT: Discussion of Outside Agencies Funding for FY 2020-21 <br /> DEPARTMENT: County Manager and Finance and Administrative Services <br /> ATTACHMENT(S): INFORMATION CONTACT: <br /> Outside Agency Funding Applications Bonnie Hammersley, (919) 245-2300 <br /> (Available Electronically: Travis Myren, (919) 245-2308 <br /> Gary Donaldson, (919) 245-2453 <br /> Paul Laughton, (919) 245-2152 <br /> Allen Coleman, (919) 245-2127 <br /> PURPOSE: To review and discuss Outside Agencies funding for FY 2020-21. <br /> BACKGROUND: <br /> Each fiscal year, non-profit organizations that deliver community services have the ability to <br /> apply for program funding from Orange County. In December 2016, the Orange County <br /> Board of Commissioners adopted a funding target of 1.2 percent of the county's general fund <br /> expenditures, less the appropriation for education expenses, for the purpose of funding <br /> outside agency operations. Historically, the county had a funding target of 1.0 percent. <br /> Applications are reviewed by staff members for completeness and eligibility. The <br /> applications are then presented to a specific advisory board, depending on the subject <br /> matter. Each advisory board is responsible for scoring each application based on an <br /> application scorecard. The application scorecard is comprised of three weighted categories <br /> with a total possible score of 100. The three categories and the total possible points are: <br /> Customer Impact/Value (20 points), Results (40 points), and Plan for Implementation (40 <br /> points). A few of the application questions and sections changed from the previous year. To <br /> accommodate changes to the application, the point distribution was altered in each section. <br /> The County Manager presents recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners, <br /> which approves the final allocations. <br /> Recipients are required to submit written program reports that include: goals, description of <br /> activities/challenges, revisions of timelines/budgets, and other relevant information. Funded <br /> projects are monitored for progress and performance, financial and administrative <br />