1988-1998:  A DECADE OF CHANGE IN
FAIRFAX COUNTY HUMAN SERVICES


Decade of Change

Creation of the
Human Services Council

Major Milestones

Long Range Plan

The "Doomsday Budget"

Human Services Redesign

Regionally-Based System

Reorganization

Technology Initiatives

Citizen Participation

Needs Assessment

Guiding Principles

State of Human Services

Community Funding Process

Community Challenges

Performance Budget

Welfare Reform

Child Welfare

Community Partnerships

Strategic Directions

Council Members

 

A New Funding Process For Community-Based Services

fundingpoolrfp.gif (5214 bytes)In the FY 1997 Adopted Budget Plan, the Board of Supervisors established a new competitive grant process for funding human services offered through community-based agencies. In response to the Board’s request to consider how this new process might work, the Human Services Council outlined a broad framework for the process and recommended that a committee of community leaders be established to develop recommendations for a funding policy.

With broad citizen input and participation, the Funding Policy Committee identified goals and funding policies, implementation guidelines, an annual citizen involvement process, and broad parameters for accountability and monitoring.

Beginning in the fall of 1997, a Community Funding Implementation Team held public forums and reviewed objective data on needs and trends to establish the funding priorities for the FY 1998 funding year. This process has continued annually, and for FY 2000, the funding pool process was integrated with the Community Development Block Grant process to further streamline the County’s mechanisms for funding community-based human service delivery.

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