COORDINATED FUNDING UPDATE, March 2013
The respective boards of the Washtenaw Coordinated Funders (Office of Community & Economic Development (representing the City of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, and Washtenaw Urban County), the United Way of Washtenaw County, and the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation) have each approved a third year extension to the two –year pilot, contingent on satisfactory program performance and funds available effective July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014. Grantees will be receiving official communication by the end of this current program year that will include a required signature page outlining details for the 3-year extension. No additional ‘year 3’ program funding applications will be necessary for agencies currently receiving program/operations funding.
A process to apply for Capacity Building grants will take place in the 2013-2014 year with details to follow.
Phase 1: Investment in Planning and Coordination
Available Funds: Approximately $310,000
Next distribution date: July 2013 (funds already distributed for 2012-13)
The United Way of Washtenaw County and the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation are coordinating their support for six groups who play key roles in existing human service collaborations and issue leadership. These six groups are the Blueprint for Aging (aging), Washtenaw Success by Six (early childhood), the Washtenaw Housing Alliance (housing), Food Gatherers (hunger relief), Washtenaw Health Plan (safety net health), and the Washtenaw Alliance for Children and Youth (school-aged youth).
The goal of this funding, and related activities, is to strengthen the leadership, infrastructure, and collaboration among local agencies that work on common human service issues. The staff of AAACF and UWWC will make a joint recommendation on how to allocate available funds among these six groups. Each funder’s board will then separately take action on their portion of the joint recommendation.
Phase 2: Investment in Program Operations (COMPLETE)
Available Funds: $4.1 million through a competitive grant process
Next distribution date: TBD (funds already distributed for July 2012- June 2013)
The Office of Community Development and the United Way of Washtenaw County coordinate investments in essential services for the six priority areas areas (listed above). This competitive application process was completed in May, with the intent to fund for 24 months contingent on available resources.
The goal of this funding is to support agencies in their efforts to achieve outcomes that align with an over-arching community plan. A joint committee with representatives of Washtenaw County, the City of Ann Arbor, the Washtenaw Urban County and United Way of Washtenaw County reviewed and recommended funding decisions. These respective boards have the final approval authority.
Phase 3: Investment in Capacity Building
Available Funds: $245,000 through a competitive grant process
Next distribution date: December 2012 – see link below for more information
The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation and the United Way of Washtenaw County coordinate funding for building the capacity of human service agencies to achieve their missions.
The goal of this funding is to enhance the long-term effectiveness and sustainability of the local human service system. joint committee of AAACF and UWWC staff and volunteers will review all applications together, and develop a single slate of funding recommendations. The AAACF and UWWC Boards will separately take action on their portion of the joint recommendation. Please refer to the link above for more details.