Agency Request Review Committee
November 16, 2010
Present: Kate Schubart (chair), Kathie Templin, Kate Dodge, Amanda Van Vranken, Trina Hikel
Purpose Of Meeting: To review agency requests for funding and make recommendations to the Selectboard. Criteria are numbers of Hinesburg residents served, quality and kind of service (prevention, advocacy, direct services), and previous funding, with priority given to providers of food, shelter, health and emergency services.
Last Year’s Awards Total: $28,700
This year, $29,662 has been requested. We recommend funding of $28,700.
Agencies And Recommended Awards For FY 2011-2012:
• Chittenden Community Action request: $1500
Wide umbrella of essential services—housing; food security;
emergency heat; consistent longstanding programs; both advocacy
and direct services; well-established, reputable agency.
• Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf: $500
Food services essential in economic downturn
• COTS: ($2000 requested) $1500
Worthy program; robustly funded elsewhere
• Champlain Valley Agency On Aging: ($2200 requested) $2000
Meals on Wheels, etc
• Hinesburg Community Resource Center: $9500
Most inclusive program; high service numbers
• Hinesburg Rides (part of HCRC): $1000
To qualify for matching funds
• Howard Center for Human Services: $800
• Maple Leaf Farm: ($1952 requested) $1900
Intensive residential drug and alcohol treatment
• VT Center for Independent Living: $300
Helps seniors remain in their homes
• Vermont Cares: $500
Established agency supporting of people who are living with HIV
and educating and protecting those who aren't
• Visiting Nurses Assn.: ($7210 requested) $7000
1200+ visits; 12,000+ hours
• Women Helping Battered Women: $2000
Shelter and support for women and families in crisis
• Women’s Rape Crisis Center: $200
Immediate support services for victims of sexual violence
In view of ongoing straitened circumstances for many Hinesburg citizens, we continue to carefully evaluate each request made to the Town based on the case each agency makes for reimbursement for services provided. Our recommendations for funding continue to be focused on supporting services that are essential to many of our residents.
In keeping with the spirit of mutual assistance in our community and the continuing need for essential and emergency services, we encourage Hinesburg residents to contribute independently to any of these worthy organizations.
Kate Schubart disclosed that she is a volunteer for the Visiting Nurse Association. The Committee has no other agency relationships or conflicts of interest to report.
The Committee gratefully acknowledges the organizational work of Jeanne Kundell Wilson in managing the sending and receiving of request applications in elegant and timely fashion.