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Social Services Advisory Board Fact Sheet
Title: Social Services Advisory Board
Type of Board/Commission/Committee: Advisory
Affiliated Department: Finance
To reference the general rules of procedure and informational booklet for all boards, please see the documents available on the General Board Information page.
Description: Section 3. Purposes. (a) Social Services Block Grants. The Board shall oversee the process for recommending to the Assembly that CBJ funds be awarded to community health and social services organizations. Such oversight shall include: (1) Establishing criteria for allocation of available funding among applicants based on an assessment of need in the community, (2) Advising the Manager on the content of the “Request for Applications for Block Grants”, (3) Reviewing and evaluating grant applications, (4) Recommending approval of applications and awarding of funds to the Assembly Finance Committee annually during consideration of the CBJ budget, (5) Reviewing grantees’ quarterly narratives and financial reports, and monitoring progress toward goals and objectives stated in grantee’s applications for funds, and (6) Advising the Assembly as needed on the level of block grant funding necessary to meet the need for supplemental local government support to nonprofit social services providers. (b) Social Services Advocacy. The Board shall serve as a forum for social services issues in the community, shall advise the Assembly on any course of action that would help to resolve the issue, and shall advocate to the Assembly on behalf of Juneau social service nonprofit agencies.
Membership: Section 2. Membership. The Board shall consist of seven members who shall serve without compensation. Nominations for appointment shall be made by the Assembly Human Resources Committee, and shall be subject to ratification by the Assembly. Appointments shall to the extent practicable include or represent social service consumers. Board members may not at the time of appointment be employees or directors of any agency applying for or receiving a CBJ social services block grant, and upon becoming so thereafter shall resign from the Board.
Term Limits: None
Annual Appointment Period (Annual Reports Due): September
Meetings: 5:30p.m. on the Third Tuesday of each month in the Downtown Library Large Conference Room. Check the online CBJ Meeting Calendar for specific month's to see if the meeting date has changed for any reason. Additional meetings may also get scheduled during the Grant Review/Scoring process.
Staff Contact: Sam Muse - 586-0341 - Sam.Muse@juneau.org