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File #: 50662    Version: Name: Approving the allocation of $50,000 in previously authorized funds from Miscellaneous Appropriations to fund eleven (11) proposals received during the 2018 Madison Food Policy Council “SEED” Grants funding process, and authorizing the Mayor and
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/22/2018 In control: MADISON FOOD POLICY COUNCIL
On agenda: 2/27/2018 Final action: 4/10/2018
Enactment date: 4/18/2018 Enactment #: RES-18-00302
Title: Approving the allocation of $50,000 in previously authorized funds from Miscellaneous Appropriations to fund eleven (11) proposals received during the 2018 Madison Food Policy Council “SEED” Grants funding process, and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into agreements with the associated agencies, organizations, groups, and individuals to implement the designated projects or programs.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Rebecca Kemble, Arvina Martin, Ledell Zellers
Attachments: 1. 50662 v1.pdf, 2. 2018 SEED Grant Recommendations_CoM Alders.pdf
Related files: 51509
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Approving the allocation of $50,000 in previously authorized funds from Miscellaneous Appropriations to fund eleven (11) proposals received during the 2018 Madison Food Policy Council “SEED” Grants funding process, and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into agreements with the associated agencies, organizations, groups, and individuals to implement the designated projects or programs.
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WHEREAS, in the adopted 2018 City of Madison Operating Budget there is $50,000 in Miscellaneous Appropriations designated to the Madison Food Policy Council to deliver as grant funds and authorizes a working group of the Food Policy Council to deliver said funds; and,

WHEREAS, as part of the 2018 Madison Food Policy Council “SEED” Grant funding process, 23 proposals, which included $179,062.00 in total funding requests, were received by the Mayor’s Office; and,

WHEREAS, the overwhelming response demonstrates the need for food system-related grants now and in the future; and,

WHEREAS, the nature of the responses also indicates a great need in collaborative funding efforts with other stakeholders within the city and county; and,

WHEREAS, the applications were subsequently evaluated by the SEED Grants Work Group of the Madison Food Policy Council, in order to recommend no more than the authorized amount of $50,000; and,

WHEREAS, the work group placed priority on applications that were either new projects/programs, which targeted areas of need, were created with community input and buy-in, were not currently funded by the City, and if staffing costs were requested, demonstrated a clear plan for replacement for SEED funding in future years; and,

WHEREAS, the work group held a meeting in which finalists were invited to make presentations and to answer questions about their proposals; and,

WHEREAS, on April 4th, 2018, the Madison Food Policy Council approved the recommendations of the Funding Working Group; and,

WHEREAS,...

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