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File #: 18-0646 CRA    Version: 1 Name:
Type: CRA Workshop Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/8/2020 In control: Community Redevelopment Agency
On agenda: 9/14/2020 Final action:
Title: FY 2020-2021 CRA A-GUIDE FUNDING REQUEST - OLD SCHOOL SQUARE
Attachments: 1. Agenda Cover Report, 2. Exhibit A - Revised A-GUIDE Logic Model FY2020-2021 - OSS, 3. Exhibit B - Revised A-GUIDE Combined Budget FY2020-2021 - OSS, 4. Exhibit C - OSS Funding History with City and CRA
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TO: CRA Board of Commissioners
FROM: Alexina Jeannite, Grant Manager
THROUGH: Renée A. Jadusingh, CRA Executive Director
DATE: September 14, 2020

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FY 2020-2021 CRA A-GUIDE FUNDING REQUEST - OLD SCHOOL SQUARE

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Recommended Action:
Recommendation
Discussion and feedback regarding the A-G.U.I.D.E. FY 2020-2021 Funding Requests for Old School Square (OSS).

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Background:
At the August 25, 2020 Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Regular Board Meeting, the OSS’s funding request was presented for funding consideration. The board raised several questions and was not able to make a recommendation for funding at the time. Since then, OSS has modified their A-GUIDE funding request which is now up for discussion by the CRA Board.

Old School Square (OSS) amended their original request of $900,000 to $750,000 and reduced their overall budget from $4,279,195 to $3,371,619. This reduction is more in line with OSS’s budget from fiscal year 2019-2020, which was $3,168,500, with an A-GUIDE request of $750,000.

OSS intends to provide cultural arts activities for the Delray Beach community through Crest Theater, Cornell Art Museum, and the Pavilion. For FY2020-2021, OSS will continue its programming virtually, and has plans to transition to a mix of live/in-person and virtual performances, education, and museum experiences. Full details regarding FY2020-2021 programming are outlined in the supplemental attachment.

Due to COVID, Old School Square had to furlough all employees except for the CEO, COO, Finance Director, and Marketing Director. The remaining staff did significant planning for future virtual programming and operations. It should also be noted that we have been informed that when live performances resume, Old School Square intends to re-hire its staff.

Clarification of OSS funding history: At the last board meeting information was presented about OSS funding history with the City and the CRA. Typically, the CRA funding amount in t...

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