Committee suggests lower group funding

May 6, 2009

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: Patrick McNamara, The Explorer] – Outside agencies and non-profit groups could see dramatic declines in governmental support in fiscal 2010 from the Town of Oro Valley.

Last week, a community funding subcommittee of the Oro Valley Town Council met with groups that had requested town support in the fiscal year that begins July 1.

The groups, 18 in all, had originally requested more than $487,000 from the town to help fund charities, arts organizations and veterans groups, to name a few.

After reviewing the initial requests, Town Manager David Andrews recommended the council provide $403,000 in support for some of the groups, while suggesting that others not receive any funding.

The council subcommittee, working on Andrews’ suggestion, interviewed the applicants and come up with its own recommendation of $237,716 — about 60 percent of the town manager’s proposed funding total.

The Critical Path Institute (C-Path) had requested $25,000, but subcommittee members opted to not fund the group. The town gave the group $25,000 in fiscal 2009.

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