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New FY 2023 Scottsdale human services funding approved at City Hall

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The Scottsdale Human Services Commission is working to make the community of Scottsdale a better place.

A part of the nuts and bolts of government approvals in late June was resolution No. 12453 whereas the Human Services Commission provided funding recommendations to Scottsdale City Council starting this month, which is the beginning of the new fiscal year.

Scottsdale City Council in unanimous fashion approved seven funding recommendations meant to enrich the lives of Scottsdale residents Tuesday, June 21, at City Hall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

The Human Services Commission’s approved funding requests are:

  • Scottsdale Cares Program funding in the amount of $150,000 to 14 different agencies for 14 different activities to support a variety of human service programs.
  • Endowment Program funding in the amount of $8,600 to two different agencies: the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy and the Arizona Burn Foundation.
  • Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community grant funds in the amount of $125,000 to eight different agencies for eight different activities to support a variety of human service programs.
  • General Funds in the amount of $52,522 to four different agencies for four different activities to support a variety of human service programs.
  • General Funds in the amount of $146,000 to support Tempe Community Action Agency for congregate and home-delivered meals for seniors in south Scottsdale.

Greg Bestgen, Scottsdale Human Services director, offers following a vetting process qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofits organization who serve the greater Scottsdale community are provided funding.

The Human Services Commission hears presentations from the agencies requesting funds, independently scores each agency based on specific scoring criteria, and makes recommendations for funding based on the average scores of the agencies,” he said in his report to City Council.

Mr. Bestgen reports the Human Services Commission offered it’s final recommendations in March of this year for the current fiscal year allocations.

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