City and Borough of Juneau
Finance Committee Meeting
April 28, 2004,
at 5 p.m., Chambers

I. Call to Order

II. Roll Call

III. Assembly Grants
A. Social Services Advisory Board (SSAB): Enclosed in your packet is the list of programs being recommended for funding by the SSAB. They have allocated a total of $562,621 to various agencies. The SSAB recommends that the remaining budget surplus of $4,779 be returned to the CBJ General Fund, due to the fact that $4,779 is inadequate to fund the next highest scoring grant applicant.

Michelle Casey, SSAB Chair, will be available to provide additional information and answer questions.

The FY04 grant award was $582,300 due to an additional $14,900 becoming available at the end of the budget cycle. There is $567,400 budgeted for these grants.

B. Juneau Festival Committee: The grant request is for $25,000. This money is used for fireworks, building materials, supplies, and food for the volunteers. The Juneau Festival Committee is requesting the full grant amount in the first quarter because their firework’s bill is due in July. They have provided a budget listing of supplies; their invoices are given to the City and paid directly by the City.

The FY04 grant award was $25,000. There is $23,800 budgeted for this grant, which includes a 5% reduction from their FY04 grant award.

C. Douglas Fourth of July Committee: The grant request is for $2,500. This money is used for printing, rentals from Alpine portable toilets, permits, and children’s races. The money is being requested in the first quarter for the 4th of July expenses. Pat Peterson, President, will be available for a presentation and to answer questions.

The FY04 grant award was $2,500. There is $2,400 budgeted for this grant, which includes a 5% reduction from their FY04 grant award.

D. Juneau Arts and Humanities Council: The grant request of $61,800 (a 5% decrease from their FY04 request) is designated for the following projects:

The JAHC has provided financial information with their application.

Sybil Davis, Executive Director, will give a presentation regarding their funding request.

The FY04 grant award was $65,000. There is $61,800 budgeted for this grant, which includes a 5% reduction from their FY04 grant award.

E. Perseverance and Alaska Conservatory Theatre: The grant request is for $39,000 (a 5% decrease from their FY04 request), $23,000 for Perseverance Theatre and $16,000 for the Alaska Conservatory Theater.

The $23,000 provides direct support for core artistic operations and helps fund the 5 - 8 shows performed annually for local audiences. More importantly it helps Perseverance Theatre leverage much larger sums from corporate, Federal and Foundation funding, and to encourage local community giving as they strive to continue to diversify their funding base. The amount leveraged in FY04 has been $132,500.

The $16,000 helps fund extensive theatre training and education work for Juneau youth and adults. Here again, CBJ support allows Perseverance Theatre to leverage additional funding of $124,000 for education and training.

Perseverance Theatre has provided audited financial statements with their application.

Jeffrey Herrmann, Producing Director, will give a presentation to explain their funding request.

The FY04 grant award was $91,000. This included a one-time grant of $50,000 to assist them in meeting a $500,000 endowment challenge grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. There is $39,000 budgeted for this grant, which includes a 5% reduction from their FY04 grant award.

F. Juneau Jazz and Classics: The grant request is for $12,000 to be used for community outreach to offset some of the expenses related to providing concerts, workshops and educational programs as part of the Juneau Jazz and Classics Music Festival.

Pam Johnansen, Executive Director, will give a brief presentation.

The FY04 grant award was $5,000. There is $4,800 budgeted for this grant, which includes a 5% reduction from their FY04 grant award.


G. Juneau Alliance for Mental Health (JAMHI): The grant request is for $305,000. Brenda Knapp of JAMHI and Walter Majoros of Juneau Youth Services will give presentations on their respective programs. Included in your packet is a letter from JAMHI describing the services they provide to the community.

The FY04 grant award was $305,000. There is $305,000 budgeted for this grant.

IV. Information Item
FY05 AFC Meeting Schedule, updated.