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File #: 18-0401 CRA    Version: 1 Name:
Type: CRA Workshop Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/2/2019 In control: Community Redevelopment Agency
On agenda: 7/9/2019 Final action:
Title: FY 2019-20 CRA A-GUIDE FUNDING REQUEST - OLD SCHOOL SQUARE
Attachments: 1. Agenda Cover Report, 2. Exhibit A - Application Evaluation Form - OSS, 3. Exhibit B - FY19-20 Goals & Outcomes Report - OSS, 4. Exhibit C - Combined Budget Form & Narrative - OSS, 5. Exhibit D - Fiscal Sustainability Forecast (002) - OSS
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TO: CRA Board of Commissioners
FROM: Lori Hayward, Finance and Operations Director
THROUGH: Renée A. Jadusingh, CRA Executive Director
DATE: JULY 9, 2019

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FY 2019-20 CRA A-GUIDE FUNDING REQUEST - OLD SCHOOL SQUARE

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Recommended Action:
Recommendation
Direct staff to include funding for the Old School Square (OSS) in the CRA’s FY 2019-20 Budget in the amount of $650,000.

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Background:
OSS applied for CRA A-Guide Funding for FY 2019-20 under the category of Economic Development and Recreation and Cultural Facilities. Funding is requested for one program (Program “A”), which is the Cultural Arts Program. The specifics of the OSS request are summarized below.

Funding Request Amount: $750,000
Organization Total Budget: $3,168,500
CRA Funds - Percentage of Budget: 24%
Amount Funded in FY 2018-19: $750,000

This year’s Funding Evaluation Committee consisted of CRA Finance and Operations Director, Lori Hayward, and Assistant City Manager, Caryn Gardner-Young. The Committee rated the application package based on the established A-GUIDE criteria. Criteria used in review of the application were grouped into six categories weighted to total 100% as follows:

Organization Capacity 20%
Need for Project/Program 20%
Project/Program Description 10%
Logic Model 20%
Evaluation Plan 10%
Budget & Sustainability 20%

The Application Evaluation Form has six categories and the majority of the items are rated on a scale of 1 to 5 (worst to best possible response) with an exception of two items. The two items are scored as follows:

1. Organizational Capacity- Demonstrated experience/success with similar programs/project is rated on a scale of 1 to 15 (worst to best possible response). The importance of the success of the organizations prior year goals that were established for the programs/projects funded by the CRA A-GUIDE grant funding was emphasized with additional points.
2. Logic Model/Projected Results- Stated program/project goal cl...

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