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File #: 18-0644 CRA    Version: 1 Name:
Type: CRA Grant Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/18/2020 In control: Community Redevelopment Agency
On agenda: 8/25/2020 Final action:
Title: FY 2020-2021 CRA A-GUIDE FUNDING REQUEST - GREATER DELRAY BEACH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INC.
Attachments: 1. Agenda Cover Report, 2. Exhibit A - A-GUIDE FY2020-2021 Committee Evaluation Form CHAMBER, 3. Exhibit B - A-GUIDE FY2020-2021 Logic Model CHAMBER, 4. Exhibit C - A-GUIDE FY2020-2021 Combined Budget & Narrative CHAMBER, 5. Exhibit D - PowerPoint Slides CHAMBER
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TO: CRA Board of Commissioners
FROM: Alexina Jeannite, Grant Manager
THROUGH: Renée A. Jadusingh, Esq., Executive Director
DATE: August 25, 2020

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FY 2020-2021 CRA A-GUIDE FUNDING REQUEST - GREATER DELRAY BEACH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INC.

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Recommended Action:
Recommendation
Direct staff to include funding for the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (Chamber) in the CRA’s FY 2020-2021 Budget in the amount of $140,000.

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Background:
The Chamber applied for CRA A-G.U.I.D.E.: Achieving Goals Using Impact Driven Evaluation Funding for FY 2020-2021 under the category of Economic Development. Funding is requested for one program, (Program “A”), which is the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The specifics of the Chamber’s request are summarized below.

Funding Request Amount: $140,000
Organization Total Budget: $860,926
CRA Funds - Percentage of Budget: 16%
FY2019-2020 Funding: $40,000

This year’s Funding Evaluation Committee consisted of CRA Executive Director, Renee Jadusingh, Finance and Operations Director, Lori Hayward, and Arts Warehouse Manager, Grace Gdaniec. 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 the exception of two items: Organizational Capacity - Demonstrated experience/success with similar programs/project rated on a scale of 1 to 15 (worst to best possible response); and Logic Model/Projected Results - Stated program/project goal clear and relevant to CRA Overall Need rated on a scale of 1 to 10 (worst to best possib...

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