A. Adult Employment Recommendations
Alders Bidar and Eskridge have requested a substitute resolution that outlines the recommendations by the Community Services Committee (CSC) on Youth and Adult Employment 2018 funding. Both resolutions will be taken up by the City Finance committee at their meeting on Monday November 27, at 4:30 pm, room 354 of the City County Building, 210 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. These recommendations will be considered at Common Council on December 5.
As you are probably aware the CSC recommended moving $22,500 from Adult Employment funding to more fully fund a selection of Youth Employment programs. The substitute resolution alters the manner in which the $22,500 reduction in adult employment programs is allocated. The Community Services Committee recommendations reduced the awards only for those (8) adult employment programs recommended to share in additional funds authorized through a budget amendment adopted by the Council, and they calculated those reductions among the 8 programs on a proportionate basis. The substitute resolution allocates the $22,500 reduction evenly among each of the (14) adult employment programs, resulting in a $1607 reduction for each, whether or not they shared in the additional funds added to the budget.
2018 Staff Recommendations – Adult Framework (presents the revised recommendations within the context of our service framework)
2018 Staff Recommendations – Adult Applicant List (presents the same funding recommendations in a list format)
Rationale for Recommended Changes in Program Categories (discussion of rationale for movement of six program proposals)
The following staff recommendations for the Adult Employment Program are a draft. They will not be final until the November Community Services Committee meeting on November 16 at 5:30pm at the Madison Water Utility, 119 E. Olin Avenue.
A number of agencies have requested their scores as part of the background around funding recommendations for youth and adult employment programming. The workbook documenting the scoring is attached below. However, it is important to understand that this process involved more than merely offering funds to the programs with the highest scores. The basis for CDD recommendations to the Community Services Committee was a product of several factors. Chief among them were evaluation scores assigned by nine reviewers. Proposals were scored using the criteria set out in the request for proposals document. In addition to CDD staff, the reviewers included about a half dozen representatives of other organizations with which we collaborate, e.g., Dane County, MMSD, the Workforce Development Board, the United Way, Madison College, the State of Wisconsin and the Madison Public Library. Individual scores were tallied, then averaged. The average scores were a key, but not the only consideration, as staff sought to fund a network of programs/proposals that supported the service continuum in each program area. On occasion, that led to lower scoring programs being offered funding to meet a specific need or gap in the continuum. In short, our goal was to support a network of programs that most effectively addresses our youth and adult employment goals.
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