Come show your support for CASA of Carson City
at the Sierra Room in the Carson City Community Center.
This will be done immediately after the CDBG grant consideration...
which is scheduled at 2pm. So it may be a couple minutes after 2pm.
On the other hand, things may go quickly. This year's process places both these grants in front of a committee that makes recommendations. The Supervisors will now be considering these recommendations.
Hope you can attend! In the past, having people in support has made a BIG difference.
We are recommended to receive $25,000.
Last year we received $20,000.
This is an important (vital) part of our roughly $70,000/yr budget.
Hopefully they will not reduce the amount recommended.
We have 9 people in training.
We have 29 advocates assigned to cases.
He have over 70 children for whom we are advocating.
We are getting lots of new children...a lot...at the moment.
If you have any questions about the funding that CASA receives, or volunteering, please contact Chris Bayer, CASA of Carson City Director, 775-882-6776
Excerpt from the Agenda for the Carson City Board of Supervisors March 15th Meeting.
- RETURN (from lunch)- APPROXIMATE TIME - 2:00 P.M.
21. City Manager
A) For Possible Action: To prioritize the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for FY2012-13, and to open a 30-day public comment period from March 16 to April 14, 2012, for review of the Carson City draft CDBG 2012-13 Annual Action Plan to implement the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) CDBG Program. (Lee Plemel)
Staff Summary: The CDBG funding available to Carson City for fiscal year 2012-13 is estimated to be $354,973. There will be approximately $52,245 (15% maximum) for public services activities, $266,732 for public facilities and improvements, which includes $36,000 of unobligated administrative funds from prior years, and $70,994 (20% maximum) for planning and administration. A community-based Application Review Workgroup conducted a public meeting with the CDBG applicants on January 24, 2012 and ranked the applications for recommendation to the Board of Supervisors.
B) For Possible Action: To review the Community Support Services Grant applications and possible action to allocate Carson City Community Support Services funds for Fiscal Year 2012-2013. (Larry Werner & Lee Plemel) Staff Summary: Carson City greatly benefits from the valuable assistance of various non-profit community organizations. The Board of Supervisors will decide on the allocation of funds.
A request to our supporters.
As many folks know, CASA of Carson City is one of the few local CASA organizations that DOES NOT receive state funding. Did you know that our local CASA does not receive any monetary support from the National CASA organization either?
We receive all of our funding from right here in Carson City. Fund raising events like the annual CASA Walk/Run in May, donations from you our supporters, and grant funding from the already over stressed city are some of the main sources of funding.
This is why the Community Support Services Grant is so crucial and vital to our organization. Talk to your supervisors and tell them how much CASA means to this community. Caring for our kids in need is the most important thing we can do for our future and theirs.