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File #: 18-0847 CRA    Version: 1 Name:
Type: CRA Workshop Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/6/2021 In control: Community Redevelopment Agency
On agenda: 7/15/2021 Final action:
Title: A-GUIDE FUNDING REQUEST FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021-2022 - GREATER DELRAY BEACH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INC.
Attachments: 1. Agenda Cover Report, 2. Exhibit A - A-GUIDE FY 2021-2022 Evaluation Committee Form - Chamber, 3. Exhibit B - A-GUIDE FY2021-2022 Logic Model - Chamber, 4. Exhibit C - A-GUIDE FY2021-2022 Combined Budget & Narrative - Chamber
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TO: CRA Board of Commissioners
FROM: Alexina Jeannite, Community Engagement Director
THROUGH: Renée A. Jadusingh, Esq., Executive Director
DATE: July 15, 2021

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A-GUIDE FUNDING REQUEST FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021-2022 - 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 2021-2022 Budget in the amount of $40,000.

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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 2021-2022 under the category of Economic Development. Funding is requested for one program, (Program “A”), the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at FAU. Housed at the Chamber, the SBDC, in partnership with the Delray CRA provides a dedicated consultant to the local business community in support of economic development efforts. Delray-based businesses receive prioritized attention, through a locally assigned consultant that assists them with one-on-one business consulting, access to webinars and trainings, mentoring, and counseling across all industry sectors and at any phase of the business life cycle.

The specifics of the Chamber’s request are summarized below.

Current Funding Request Amount: $40,000
Organization Total Budget: $783,224
CRA Funds - Percentage of Budget: 5%
FY2020-2021 Funding: $40,000

This year’s Funding Evaluation Committee consisted of CRA Executive Director, Renee Jadusingh, CRA Assistant Director, Christine Tibbs, and City of Delray Beach Economic Development Director, Sara Maxfield. 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 & Sustainab...

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