Tuesday, June 2, 2009

FAIRFAX COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

DRAFT PROPOSED FUNDING PRIORITIES FOR THE NEXT TWO-YEAR FUNDING CYCLE OF THE CONSOLIDATED COMMUNITY FUNDING POOL
FOR FY 2011-2012 AND INVITATION TO SPEAK AT JUNE 9, 2009 MEETING


The Consolidated Community Funding Advisory Committee (CCFAC) has released for public comment the Draft Priorities for the Consolidated Community Funding Pool for the next two-year cycle for FY 2011-2012 of the Consolidated Community Funding Pool (CCFP), a Fairfax County competitive contract award process for eligible programs and services offered by community-based organizations. Comments on this proposal can be provided in writing or you may present them by speaking at the CCFAC meeting on Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. in Conference Rooms 4/5 at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Virginia. Subsequent to receipt of public comments, the CCFAC will recommend funding priorities to the Board of Supervisors. The Board is scheduled to consider the CCFAC’s recommendation on Monday, July 13, 2009, in order to have Board approval to include the priorities in the Request for Proposals (RFP) that will be issued in the fall of 2009 for the FY 2011-2012 two-year cycle.

Summary of Proposed Changes
The CCFAC welcomes your comments on any part of the Draft Priorities for the Consolidated Community Funding Pool document, but would particularly be interested to hear comments on the following questions:

 The Funding Pool has always been aimed primarily at support for human service programs, not organizations. However, as we ask you to look at community needs more systematically, we are implicitly asking community-based organizations to become more sophisticated at the institutional level. Should we allow CCFP Funds to be used in part for organizational infrastructure (such as administration, resource development, case management, or service coordination across programs) as part of a program proposal? If so, what would be the appropriate proportion of a project that could be directed to the infrastructural activities?

 The Funding Pool has always been a resource for community-based programs that want to work more closely with Fairfax County. How should the CCFP encourage links between community-based programs and specific County initiatives, such as the County’s ten-year plan to prevent and end homelessness?

 The CCFAC is strongly committed to measurable outcomes as part of all programs, particularly progress toward self-sufficiency. To what degree can self-sufficiency be used as a bench-mark for programs in the prevention, crisis intervention and ongoing services categories?

The Consolidated Community Funding Advisory Committee looks forward to working with you as it develops the framework for the 2011-12 funding cycle.

Document Available for Review
The document is available for review online at http:/www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ccfp and at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/rha, and at the Citizen Information Desk located on the lobby level of the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Virginia 22035. The document may also be reviewed at the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development, 3700 Pender Drive, Fairfax, Virginia 22030. All of the above locations are accessible to persons with disabilities.

For additional information or to write comments, citizens should please contact the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development, Attention: Stephen Knippler, Senior Program Manager, 3700 Pender Drive, Fairfax, Virginia 22030 (Telephone: 703-246-5170, fax 703-246-5115, e-mail: stephen.knippler@fairfaxcounty.gov, TTY: 703-385-3578). Written comments should be received at the above Pender Drive building address or e-mail address by Tuesday, June 9, 2009.


Fairfax County is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in all County programs, services, and activities and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. To request special accommodations call 703-246-5101 or TTY 703-385-3578. Please allow seven working days in advance of the event in order to make the necessary arrangements.

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