Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 131788
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File Number: 131788 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-707-13 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM Introduced: 9/12/2013
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 9/4/2013
Agenda Date: 9/4/2013 Agenda Item Number: 11A13
Notes: THIS IS FINAL VERSION AS ADOPED ALSO SEE 131301 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 [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 131301]
Indexes: PROJECT
  ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
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

County Attorney 9/12/2013 Assigned Shannon D. Summerset

Board of County Commissioners 9/4/2013 11A13 Amended Adopted as amended P
REPORT: County Attorney Robert Cuevas read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Commissioner Heyman noted although she supported the idea, she was concerned with not knowing how much it would cost to develop this program. Deputy Mayor Lisa Martinez stated that a variety of strategies from different departments currently addressed this need and staff should be able to develop a plan detailing how this could be done effectively and cohesively. With respect to Commissioner Heyman’s question as to whether existing in-house staff could accomplish the program’s administration, Ms. Martinez stated she felt it would be most prudent to take that approach. Additionally, she noted additional resources would be sought through grants, as had been done with similar programs in the past. Commissioner Heyman expressed her support for the foregoing resolution. Commissioner Bell concurred with Commissioner Heyman’s concern with cost and noted she preferred the Mayor be directed to bring back a report on the financial implications before the Board voted on the item. She referred to language in Section 3 that read “…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…” Commissioner Bell reiterated the importance of obtaining a report that reflected the financial implications for the County prior to voting on this matter. Ms. Martinez noted staff would be comfortable with presenting a report, in the short-term, an approach for connecting those dots previously referenced, and demonstrating the process without additional budget resources. In response to Commissioner Bell’s inquiry as to whether he would accept an amendment to request that a report be presented before moving forward on developing the program, Commissioner Monestime stated he was amenable to that amendment. Chairwoman Sosa noted she believed Community-Based Organizations, that request government funding, should take the initiative to correctly manage and operate the organizations. Responding to Commissioner Jordan’s question whether this process was currently in effect through the Office of Grant Coordination, Ms. Martinez advised that this program was in place in the Office of Management and Budget, and was administered through Cultural Affairs and Public Housing and Community Development. She stated staff was proposing to coordinate all those elements into one cohesive program. Ms. Jennifer Glazer-Moon, Director, Office of Management and Budget, explained the process for providing support to non-profit organizations in applying for grants to help them leverage other dollars outside of County funds. Hearing no further questions or comments, the Board adopted the foregoing proposed resolution as amended to delete language directing the Mayor or Mayor’s designee to develop a capacity-building program; only leaving language directing the Mayor or Mayor’s designee to develop a program budget; and to bring a report to the Board describing how the program will be designed and funded.

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. 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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