Commissioners Award 82 Community Service Contracts

Commissioners Award 82 Community Service Contracts

February 20, 2019
More than 106 thousand citizens served in 2018
Fulton County Commissioners approved Evaluation Committee recommendations of service providers for the 2019 Community Services Program (CSP) during the Wednesday, February 20, 2019 meeting. The 82 service contracts totaled $6,033,677. The 2019 Request for Proposals attracted 150 submissions with 82 contracts awarded in the areas of Children and Youth Services, Disabilities, Economic Stability/Poverty, Homelessness and Senior Services.

“These contracts represent our continued effort as a county to assist programs aimed at improving the lives of our citizens with the greatest needs,” said Fulton County Board of Commissioners Chairman Robb Pitts. “We want to ensure county taxpayer dollars support these sort of initiatives focusing on impact and effectiveness.”

The CSP program is the County’s primary strategy for funding social services programs connected to the County’s Strategic Plan for Community Impact. CSP funding supports the delivery of essential community services to Fulton County residents countywide using the 2019 General Fund budget for the Department of Community Development. In 2018, 106,519 residents were served. Evaluation procedures for the 2019 contract recipients included the following:

Evaluation Committee: 41 Evaluators
• 17 Internal Evaluators
County Directors whose program(s) align with the five CSP Service Categories (Economic Stability/Poverty, Senior Services, Children & Youth, Homelessness & Disabilities).
• 24 External Evaluators
Individuals “subject matter experts” who demonstrated an interest in Fulton County’s mission to “deliver efficient, high-impact service to every resident and visitors.”
• Eligible proposals were evaluated by internal and external subject matter evaluators.
• Proposals were categorized based on the primary CSP Service Category indicated by the Responder.
• Each proposal received two reviews and two scores to minimize any potential bias from a single reviewer.
• If there was a 20-point difference in scores, reviewers were asked to confer regarding the disparity.
• Reviewers and Responders used the same matrix.

Contract award recipients must present outcomes that document impact within their service areas. For more information about the Department of Community development Community Service Program, contact Division Manager Carlos S. Thomas at 404-612-0749.

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