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File #: 18-0235 CRA    Version: 1 Name:
Type: CRA Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/6/2019 In control: Community Redevelopment Agency
On agenda: 2/12/2019 Final action:
Title: DISCUSSION - CRA A-GUIDE FUNDING
Attachments: 1. Agenda Cover Report, 2. A-GUIDE Guidelines 2018-19
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TO: CRA Board of Commissioners
FROM: Lori Hayward, Finance and Operations Director
THROUGH: Jeff Costello, CRA Executive Director
DATE: February 12, 2019

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DISCUSSION - CRA A-GUIDE FUNDING

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Recommended Action:
Recommendation
Review and provide direction.

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Background:
The Community Redevelopment Plan provides the framework for projects and activities intended to accomplish the CRA’s mission. The CRA cannot possibly accomplish the immense task of redevelopment on its own. Several of the Overall Needs identified in the Community Redevelopment Plan can more effectively be addressed through partnerships with other organizations. Three areas in particular- Affordable Housing, Recreation & Cultural Facilities and Economic/Business Development- have the potential to realize better results through alliances between the CRA and non-profits that have a demonstrated capacity to address those needs. The partners identified in the Community Redevelopment Plan as a program or project that addresses the needs in the CRA District include: Creative City Collaborative/Arts Garage (CCC), Delray Beach Historical Society (DBHS), Delray Beach Community Land Trust (DBCLT), Delray Beach Public Library (DBPL), Expanding and Preserving Our Cultural Heritage/Spady Museum (EPOCH) and Old School Square (OSS).

Since 1997, the CRA has provided significant funding to various non-profit entities, including those institutions located within City/CRA-owned facilities for capital projects and operations. In 2007, with the economic downturn, the CRA increased funding due to the City funding reductions to the various non-profit entities. In 2011, to better evaluate funding requests from the organizations and to measure the results of the activities supported by CRA funds relative to the CRA’s goals and objectives, the CRA developed the Achieving Goals Using Impact Driven Evaluation (A-GUIDE) program. In FY 2016, the City requested the CRA provide additional A-GUIDE...

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