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Agency Request Review Committee

Mission
The mission of the Hinesburg Agency Request Review Committee is to review and evaluate funding requests and make funding recommendations to the Select Board during the annual budgeting process.

Statement of Purpose
Each year, the Town of Hinesburg receives numerous requests for funding from agencies that provide programs for prevention, intervention, advocacy, and direct services to the residents of our community. The intent of the Agency Request Review Committee is to ensure that our taxpayer dollars will benefit the greatest number of residents possible, with priority given to agencies that provide food, shelter, health and emergency services, and with additional consideration given to Hinesburg-based agencies.

The reports received from agencies, and their annual requests, indicate that while we are achieving our goal of assisting our community members who are in need, that need is still with us and likely to increase. The committee hopes to continue Hinesburg’s longstanding tradition of community agency support.

Recent History
We have recommended distributions in the $27,000 – $28,000 range to a dozen or so agencies over the past few years, trying to avoid increases to taxpayers while supporting many essential services and programs for townspeople in crisis or in need. The average share from each citizen is typically $6-$8 per person. While we have no precise way of knowing outcomes – many of the services provided are confidential, as they should be – we know that, in these continuing times of need, a support network may make a huge difference in a person or a family’s well-being.

Mutual aid in times of need is the hallmark of true community.
 
How To Apply
To apply to the Town for funding for your nonprofit for FY18, please download the cover letter and application form below.

Please complete and return the application form via email to arrc@hinesburg.org by Friday, October 27th, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. Decisions are made at Town Meeting, in March of 2018.
Questions? Contact:
Renae Marshall, Town Administrator
10632 VT Route 116, Hinesburg VT 05461
rmarshall@hinesburg.org | 802-482-2281 ext. 222
 
Committee Members

Chair:   
Recording Secretary  Sue Marino
Meetings Held:   As Needed, Contact Committee for Upcoming Schedule
Email:  arrc@hinesburg.org
  Term Expires
Sue Marino 1/01/20
Kathleen Newton 1/01/20
Michelle Stidsen 1/01/21
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Five member committee. Committee members serve 3-year terms
 

Meeting Agenda

Meeting agendas are posted at least two days before each meeting.
Questions? Contact the Town Administrator's Office.
 

Meeting Minutes and Schedule

  • Summer 2017: Date TBA. Review application process, member list, and requests or other business from Town Office; discuss business such as updating contact forms, letters, and website as needed.
  • Fall 2017: Review applications from agencies, approve funding requests, and prepare for January’s Select Board meeting.
  • Winter 2017-18: Present funding recommendations to Select Board at January 2018 meeting; choose members who will represent the Committee at Town Meeting.
  • Spring 2018: Town Meeting March 2018: Committee representatives will be present to answer any questions from residents and agency representatives regarding our recommendations.
 
 

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