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File #: 18-0850 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 - DELRAY BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
Attachments: 1. Agenda Cover Report, 2. Exhibit A - A-GUIDE FY 2021-2022 Evaluation Committee Form - Library, 3. Exhibit B - A-GUIDE FY 2021-2022 Logic Model - Library, 4. Exhibit C - A-GUIDE FY 2021-2022 Combined Budget & Narrative - Library
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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 - DELRAY BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

 

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Recommended Action:

Recommendation

Direct staff to include funding for the Delray Beach Public Library in the CRA’s FY 2021-2022 Budget in the amount of $443,000.

 

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Background:

The Library 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 and Recreation and Cultural Facilities.  Funding is requested for two programs: (Program “A”), which is the Library’s Sunday & Monday Operations and (Program “B”), which is the Technology, Training, and Innovation Lab.  The specifics of the request are summarized below.

 

Current Funding Request Amount

$443,000

Organization Total Budget:   

$2,415,500

CRA Funds - Percentage of Budget:  

18%

FY 2020-2021 Funding:   

$443,000

 

Program “A”: CRA Sundays & Mondays

Request Amount:    

$418,000

Program Budget:    

$418,000

Percentage of Program Budget:  

100% 

FY 2020-2021 Funding:   

$418,000

 

Program “B”: Technology, Training, and Innovation Lab

Request Amount:    

$25,000

Program Budget:    

$100,000

Percentage of Program Budget:    

25% 

FY 2020-2021 Funding:   

$50,000

 

 

 

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 & 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 possible response). 

 

Please review the attached Application Evaluation Form (Exhibit A) that includes the rating of the committee members on each Project/Program.  The outcome of the committee’s review is as follows: 

 

Total Average Evaluation Score:                       88%                     

 

Program “A”: CRA Sundays & Mondays

Evaluation Score:                     94%

 

Program “B”: Technology, Training, and Innovation Lab

Evaluation Score:                      86%

 

In addition to the attached Application Evaluation Form and budget forms, the following documents are available upon request:

 

A-GUIDE Application

A-GUIDE Logic Model

A-GUIDE Evaluation Plan

Strategic Plan

IRS Form 990

Audited Financial Statements

 

Refer to the funding request overview for more information. 

 

As stipulated in the A-G.U.I.D.E. guidelines, the Funding Evaluation Committee reviews each application according to established criteria and makes preliminary funding recommendations to the CRA Board of Commissioners.  Then the CRA Board considers and makes final decisions regarding the funding request.  At this time, the Funding Evaluation Committee recommends funding the Delray Beach Public Library Association for fiscal year 2021-2022 in the amount of $443,000 ($418,000 to Program A and $25,000 to Program B).

 

 

 

Attachments:  Exhibit A - Application Evaluation Form (Program A & B); Exhibit B - FY 2021-2022 Goals & Outcomes Report (Program A & B); Exhibit C - CRA Combined Budget Form and Narrative (Program A & B).

 

CRA Attorney Review:

N/A

 

Finance Review:

N/A

 

Funding Source/Financial Impact:

$443,000 allocated from General Ledger #7376 - A-GUIDE Funding.