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  • Board of Supervisors approves $3.9M in Outside Agency funding

    Jun 18, 2019 | Read More News
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    File: Community Food BankThe Pima County Board of Supervisors on June 18 voted to extend a helping hand to 91 community groups whose missions complement or supplement County services. The Board voted unanimously to approve $3,941,082 in Outside Agency (OA) funding for the 2019-20 Fiscal Year.

    The bulk of that total, $2,415,345, went to the County's Outside Agency Program, which, as part of the Department of Community Development and Neighborhood Conservation (CDNC), assists underserved and economically disadvantaged populations and communities under the guidance of a six-member review committee. The panel tapped 65 programs to receive OA funds based on the members’ assessment of community needs in five service categories.

    OA funding by category:
    • Community Services - $364,945
    • Emergency Food and Clothing - $765,300
    • Senior Support Services - $174,000
    • Support Services, Shelter and Domestic Violence - $395,600
    • Youth, Young Adult and Family Support - $715,500
    “We look forward to working with the local agencies that provide critical human services to Pima County residents in need,” said Interim CDNC Director Daniel Tylutki. “The Outside Agency Program makes people's lives better. Last year, our non-profit partners helped thousands of people with everything from food, clothing and shelter to reading programs to transportation help, even expert advice on completing their tax forms."

    In addition to the programs recommended by the committee, supervisors also approved $972,641 for 19 General Services programs and another $553,096 to underwrite operations of nine special request initiatives that benefit other County departments. Top grants in those areas went toward environmental cleanup efforts in El Rio neighborhood and regional planning efforts at the Pima Association of Governments which received $163,200 and $298,000 respectively. 

    Also on June 18, Supervisors earmarked $400,000 in Outside Agency funding for attractions and tourism investments, including  $121,700 to the Arts Foundation for Tucson & Southern Arizona.