Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 131301
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File Number: 131301 File Type: Resolution Status: Amended
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM Introduced: 6/20/2013
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: 9/4/2013 Agenda Item Number: 11A13
Notes: SEE LN# 131788 FINAL VERSION AS ADOPTED Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR THE MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO DEVELOP A CAPACITY-BUILDING PROGRAM FOR SMALL NON-PROFIT PROVIDERS OF SOCIAL SERVICES AND COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS; REQUIRING A REPORT AND BUDGET
Indexes: NONE
Sponsors: Jean Monestime, Prime Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 9/4/2013 11A13 Amended
REPORT: See Agenda Item 11A13 Amended, Legislative File No. 131788, for the amended version.

Health & Social Services Committee 7/8/2013 2A Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation as corrected P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Terrence Smith read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Commissioner Monestime said that this item would require the County to develop a program to build the capacity of small, non-profit organizations, and to train them to operate more efficiently. He noted he believed this would also help the County because these organizations would partner with the Administration to deliver services. He indicated that this program would be similar to a program developed by the City of Miami, and would improve the chances of these smaller partners to secure funding, other than County grants. It was moved by Commissioner Monestime that the foregoing proposed resolution be forwarded to the Board of County Commissioners (BCC). This motion was seconded by Commissioner Diaz for discussion. Commissioner Diaz asked what would be the fiscal impact for this item. Assistant County Attorney Brenda Neuman indicated that the item simply directed the Mayor to develop a program and present it, along with its fiscal impact, to the commissioners for approval. Commissioner Diaz said in that case, he would support the item. Commissioner Bell noted although she understood Commissioner Monestime’s intent, she had several concerns. She pointed out that it was not the County’s job to train community-based organizations (CBOs), and to develop their effectiveness. She said that she was a supporter of CBOs, but the County could not take over their responsibility. She stressed that if a CBO relied solely on County funding to exist, then it should not exist. Commissioner Bell stated that this represented an over-reach of the County’s responsibility. Commissioner Monestime noted he understood Commissioner Bell’s concerns. However, he stated, the County would benefit and save money if its partners were effective. He said that in every organization, the middle people should be empowered. He pointed out that every government wanted to serve the most vulnerable, but usually could only do this through partners. Commissioner Monestime reiterated that the program, along with its fiscal impact, would be presented to the commissioners for approval. Chairwoman Edmonson noted the item was asking the Mayor to develop this program. She said that she would support forwarding the item to the full BCC for further discussion. She said it appeared that this item would have a fiscal impact because more staff would have to be hired to implement it. Commissioner Monestime noted he did not believe more staff would have to be hired as a result of this item. He said that this item was simply asking the Mayor to determine the feasibility of developing a capacity-building program for the County’s small partners in order to help them provide services more effectively; hopefully, this could be done with no fiscal impact. Commissioner Bell pointed out that the item directed the Mayor to develop the program, and identify the funding. She said this was the reason she could not support it, noting it was not the County’s responsibility to train CBOs. Commissioner Monestime pointed out that if the item asked the Mayor to identify funding sources for the program, these could be from private sources, and need not involve raising taxes. Hearing no further questions or comments, the Committee members proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution, as corrected.

County Attorney 6/20/2013 Referred Health & Social Services Committee 7/8/2013

County Attorney 6/20/2013 Assigned Brenda Kuhns Neuman 6/25/2013

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR THE MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO DEVELOP A CAPACITY-BUILDING PROGRAM FOR SMALL NON-PROFIT PROVIDERS OF SOCIAL SERVICES AND COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS; REQUIRING A REPORT AND BUDGET

BODY
WHEREAS, many local small, non-profit faith-based and community organizations in Miami-Dade County (the ''County'') need help maximizing their social impact as they provide services to those in most need in the County; and
WHEREAS, many of the local small, non-profit faith-based and community organizations need assistance identifying their own capacity-building needs as well as addressing them; and
WHEREAS, the County currently funds local small, non-profit faith-based and community organizations whose operations could be improved to serve more of the County’s neediest residents and in a more efficient and effective manner thus maximizing the County’s funds; and
WHEREAS, the Board desires to assist local small, non-profit faith-based and community organizations in the County in an effort to increase County support for residents,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that:
Section 1. The Board ratifies and adopts the matters set forth in the foregoing recitals and in the accompanying justification memorandum.
Section 2. The Board hereby directs the Mayor or Mayor's designee to develop a capacity-building program for local small, non-profit faith-based and community organizations to improve their ability to qualify for grants (local, state, federal), run more efficient programs, and expand their ability to effectively serve the community. The program should be modeled, at least in part, after the Miami NICE program, which was primarily led by the City of Miami, Office of Faith-based Initiatives and Community Outreach, with participation by the Miami-Dade County Office of Strategic Business Management. The goal of the program shall be to improve local small, non-profit faith-based and community organizations’ effectiveness by assisting them with organizational and financial stability and sustainability, program quality, growth, and capacity-improvement. Components of the program shall include, but not be limited to, training, organizational assessment, one-on-one technical assistance from capacity-building experts, and mini-grants to select local small, non-profit faith-based and community organizations to implement the changes and improvements identified through the program. The participating local small, non-profit faith-based and community organizations shall be agencies which currently engage in the work of improving the community health and welfare of residents in Miami-Dade County.
Section 3. The Mayor or Mayor's designee is directed to develop the program, including qualifying criteria and processes, as well as a program budget and action plan for implementing the program which shall address program staffing. Priority shall be given to local small, non-profit faith-based and community organizations providing services in the County’s most distressed neighborhoods, as determined by recent data showing poverty, crime, and illness and using geographic information system (''GIS'') mapping. The Mayor or Mayor's designee is directed to identify funding which is available or could be made available to fund the capacity-building program and to bring a report to the Board within ninety (90) days describing how the program will be designed and funded. Following presentation of the report to the Board, the Mayor or Mayor's designee is directed to present the Board with legislation necessary to establish the capacity-building program and allocate necessary funds toward its administration. The Mayor or Mayor's designee is further directed to seek grants and other outside funding sources to help fund the program developed pursuant to this resolution and to bring such applications for funding to the Board for approval or, in the event that there is insufficient time to bring the grant application to the Board for approval prior to applying and no permanent financial commitment is required from the County, for ratification.



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