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ON YOUR OWN TIME.

AND YOU CAN GOOGLE

[South Dallas Fair Park Opportunity Fund Advisory Board Meeting on January 29, 2024. ]

THIS AND IT'LL GO RIGHT TO IT.

SO, UH, DALLAS CITY CODE CHAPTER EIGHT DASH 14.1.

UM, AND THAT EXPLAINS THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF, UM, FILES, RECORDS, OTHER DATA RECEIVED BY A BOARD.

AND, UM, ESSENTIALLY WHAT HAPPENS, UM, IF YOU DISCLOSE THIS INFORMATION TO SOMEONE OUTSIDE OF THE BOARD OR THAT IS NOT A PART OF YOUR DUTIES AS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD.

UM, SO THAT IS ONE SECTION, ONE CHAPTER OF CITY CODE THAT'S IMPORTANT.

AND THE OTHER IS THE CODE OF ETHICS, WHICH IS DALLAS CITY CODE CHAPTER 12 A.

THAT'S THE ENTIRE CODE OF ETHICS, BUT SPECIFICALLY 12 A DASH 17.

AND THAT ALSO DISCUSSES, UM, PENALTIES AND WHAT, WHAT IS INCLUDED IN IMPROPER DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION THAT IS MEANT TO REMAIN CONFIDENTIAL.

SO, UM, JUST HAVE TO GO OVER THOSE THINGS JUST TO MAKE IT SURE IT'S CLEAR TO EVERYONE THAT THE INFORMATION YOU RECEIVED, UH, THE, THAT REGINA SENT OUT END OF LAST WEEK IS CONFIDENTIAL, OF COURSE, UNTIL, UM, IT IS SELECTED.

AND BECAUSE WE ARE THE CITY, UM, INFORMATION IS CONSIDERED PUBLIC UNLESS THERE'S AN EXCEPTION TO RELEASE THAT THE CITY HANDLES.

SO, UH, ONCE, ONCE THINGS ARE FINALIZED AND AWARDED, THEN THAT INFORMATION WILL BECOME PUBLIC, UM, UH, THROUGH A PUBLIC INFO.

THEY CAN BECOME PUBLIC THROUGH A PUBLIC INFORMATION ACT REQUEST.

SO THAT WOULD INCLUDE, UH, THE APPLICATIONS OF THOSE THAT DID NOT MEET THE THRESHOLD, UM, AND THOSE THAT DID.

SO THAT'S ALL I HAVE.

DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? I SEE A QUESTION FOR MR. MARQUEZ.

SIR, CAN YOU REPEAT THE, UH, I KNOW YOU GOT CHAPTER 12, A DASH 17, YOU SAID THE FIRST ONE WAS CHAPTER EIGHT WHAT? EIGHT DASH 14.1.

THANK YOU.

ABSOLUTELY.

AND I'M NOT SEEING, I'M HAVING TO SCROLL.

ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS? YES, I HAVE A QUESTION.

UH, MR. FLANNERY, THIS IS BILL DAWKINS.

YES.

HI.

HOW ARE YOU DOING, UH, GIVEN THAT I DON'T HAVE THAT INFORMATION IN FRONT OF ME, WHAT YOU JUST READ OFF, CAN YOU JUST, UH, SUMMARIZE FOR US IN LIKE LESS THAN 15 SECONDS OR SO, WHAT THE PENALTIES MAY BE? I'M ASSUMING IT'S SOMETHING MORE SEVERE THAN FORFEITING A SEAT ON THIS BOARD.

YEAH, SO UNDER CHAPTER EIGHT, WHICH THIS IS THE SOUTH DALLAS FAIR PARK OPPORTUNITY FUND IS CONSIDERED A CHAPTER EIGHT BOARD.

THAT'S WHERE WE GET OUR AUTHORITY, UM, FROM THE CITY TO FORM THIS BOARD AND A BOARD MEMBER REQUIRED TO FORFEIT BOARD MEMBERSHIP, UM, SO ON AND SO FORTH.

AS YOU SAID, HOWEVER, IT ALSO SAYS AN OFFENSE UNDER THIS SECTION IS PUNISHABLE BY A FINE NOT TO EXCEED $500.

SO THERE IS A FINE INVOLVED IN, UM, CHAPTER EIGHT.

UM, AND THEN, UH, CHAPTER 12 A, THE CODE OF ETHICS.

IT'S A VIOLATION OF THE CODE OF ETHICS, AND IT SAYS, A PURSE PER PERSON COMMITS AN OFFENSE IF HE OR SHE DISCLOSES CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION IN VIOLATION OF SUBSECTIONS.

B OR C AND B OR C ARE DISCLOSURE OF A CLOSED MEETING, WHICH DOES NOT APPLY IN THIS SITUATION UNLESS WE GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION, WHICH WE ARE NOT AT THIS TIME, OR IMPROPER DISCLOSURE OR USE OF INFORMATION.

DOES THAT ANSWER YOUR QUESTION? WOULD YOU, YOU WOULD CONSIDER DISSEMINATION OF THOSE DOCUMENTS OUTSIDE OF THE USE OF THIS BOARD FOR THIS PURPOSE TO BE VIOLATION OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION? UH, YES, ABSOLUTELY.

BECAUSE AT THIS POINT, THE INFORMATION HAS BEEN PROVIDED TO THE BOARD, UM, IN ORDER FOR THE BOARD TO, UM, BE ABLE TO FULFILL ITS DUTIES IN SELECTING AN AWARDEE, UM, FOR THESE GRANTS.

YEP.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

ABSOLUTELY.

IS THERE ANYONE ELSE THAT HAS ANY QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, OR FEEDBACK? IS THERE ANY, ANYONE WHO DOES NOT UNDERSTAND, UH, WHAT MR. FLANNERY JUST COVERED? AND, AND BY THE WAY, I THINK EVERYONE AGREED TO, TO, UM, THESE GUIDELINES WHEN, WHEN YOU WERE APPOINTED TO THE BOARD, IT'S PART OF YOUR PACKET THAT, THAT YOU GET.

SO, UH, YOU KNOW, THIS IS A BIT OF HOUSE CLEANING OR HOUSEKEEPING, BUT, UM, MR. FLANNERY, THANK YOU FOR, FOR GOING OVER THAT.

UH, I'M HEARING NO QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS OR FEEDBACK.

UH, SO I ASSUME EVERYBODY UNDERSTANDS, UH, THOSE GUIDELINES COMMENT.

MR. CHAIR, UH, WHO'S SPEAKING? KIMBERLY SIMS? YES, MS. SIMS, I JUST WANNA SAY THANK YOU TO STAFF AND THE CHAIR AND MR. PLANARY, UM, FOR ALLOWING THIS INFORMATION TO BE RELEASED.

IT'S VERY HELPFUL AS WE ARE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT WE'RE FUNDING.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MS. SIMS. IS THERE ANYBODY ELSE THAT HAS ANY COMMENTS OR FEEDBACK THIS TIME? ALL RIGHT, I'M HEARING NONE.

SO WE'LL MOVE ON

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TO THE NEXT AGENDA ITEM, AGENDA ITEM NUMBER SEVEN, WHICH IS A BRIEFING ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS, UH, FOR THE SECOND NOFO RELEASE IN 2023.

UH, MS. REGINA, UM, I'LL LET YOU GO AHEAD AND TAKE HERE.

ALRIGHT, SO WE'RE JUST GONNA GO OVER AGAIN WHAT WE WENT OVER LAST TIME TO KIND OF GIVE YOU GUYS INFORMATION AGAIN TO REFRESH YOUR MEMORIES.

SLIDE NINE, PLEASE.

AND, AND BEFORE YOU GET GOING, MS. REGINA, WE'LL, WE'LL HOLD ALL QUESTIONS AND UNTIL THE END.

OKAY.

SO, UM, WE'LL LET REGINA FINISH THE PRESENTATION THEN.

IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT, UH, INDIVIDUAL APPLICATIONS, WE'LL TAKE THOSE, UH, AT THE END.

OKAY? ALRIGHT, THANKS.

SO REFRESHING, THIS NOFA ENDED ON SEPTEMBER THE 14TH OF 23.

THERE WERE 21 NONPROFITS WHO APPLIED.

THERE WERE THREE NONPROFITS THAT MET THE 80 POINT THRESHOLD, AND THESE WERE SCORED SLASH EVALUATED BY THREE INDEPENDENT EVALUATORS FROM IN-HOUSE IN-HOUSE EVALUATORS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE EVALUATION CRITERIA, THIS IS THE ONE THAT WE HAD UPDATED, UM, A FEW MONTHS BACK SHOWING WHAT EVERYTHING, WHAT THE EVALUATORS, HOW THEY SCORED EACH CATEGORY.

AND AS WE GET INTO THE PRESENTATION, WE'LL GO THROUGH THOSE OF THE THREE AND HOW THEY WERE SCORED IN THEIR, IN THEIR AVERAGES.

MR. CHAIRMAN, MAY I HAVE A CLARIFICATION POINT? DIRECTOR WILLIAMS, GO AHEAD.

UH, PLEASE.

BOARD MEMBERS, REMEMBER THAT THESE POINTS AND CATEGORIES, UH, THAT ARE ASSIGNED AND THE POINTS THAT ARE SIGNED, EACH CATEGORY WERE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THIS BOARD.

SO THESE ARE POINTS THAT DID NOT COME FROM THE STAFF.

THESE ARE, THIS EVALUATION CRITERIA WERE SET BY THE BOARD.

OKAY.

DID ANYBODY, UH, NOT UNDERSTAND MS. WILLIAMS, JUST TO RECAP THE SCORING SHEET, THAT THE EVALUATION CRITERIA, IN OTHER WORDS THAT YOU HAVE IN FRONT OF YOU, UH, WAS SET BY THE BOARD, UM, SET DIFFERENTLY.

FOR EXAMPLE, THE COVER SHEET IS ONE POINT.

THAT'S A CHANGE THAT WE MADE, UM, THROUGH ONE OF OUR MEETINGS AS, AS WE ADJUSTED THE POINT.

SO, SO DIRECTOR WAVE IS JUST SAYING, HEY, THE, THE THE POINT SYSTEM THAT YOU SEE HERE, UH, WAS RECOMMENDED BY THE BOARD.

IS THAT RIGHT? MS. WILLIAMS? YES, SIR.

MR. CHAIR.

OKAY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

MR. REGINA.

SLIDE 12, PLEASE.

MR. REGINA, I JUST HAD A CLARIFICATION ON THE SHEET.

YES, BILL DAWKINS.

SO JUST TO CLARIFY, WHEN I LOOK DOWN THE SHEET COVER SHEET ORGANIZATION INFORMATION HISTORY ARE TWO SEPARATE DISTINCT ITEMS. AND THEN PROGRAM INFORMATION INCLUDES THE THREE CATEGORIES BELOW IT.

BUDGET INFORMATION INCLUDES THE TWO CATEGORIES BELOW IT.

THAT'S CORRECT.

THOSE AREN'T MISSING PIECES OF INFORMATION, THOSE ARE JUST TITLES FOR WHAT FOLLOWS BELOW? ABSOLUTELY.

YES.

YES, MA'AM.

VERY WELL, THANK YOU.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

GOOD QUESTION.

SO THE 18 THAT DID NOT MAKE IT, I SPOKE WITH, UH, MY DIRECTOR AS WELL AS WE'RE ON SLIDE 12.

OKAY.

I SPOKE WITH, UM, CAO'S OFFICE, BRADY, AND AS WELL AS MY DIRECTOR WITH REGARD TO PUTTING JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE INFORMATION IN ON THE ONES THAT DID NOT MEET THE 80 POINT THRESHOLD.

AND THE FIRST ONE WAS A QUAIL DISQUALIFIED.

THEIR SERVICES WERE OUT THE OUTSIDE OF THE SOUTH DALLAS FAIR PARK CENSUS TRACT AS STATED IN THE NOFA.

AND SO WHEN I'M READING THESE SAYING OUTSIDE THE CENSUS TRACT, THAT MEANS SOME OF THEM MAY EVEN BE IN DISTRICT SEVEN OR DISTRICT FIVE, BUT THEY WERE NOT IN THE SOUTH DALLAS FAIR PARK OPPORTUNITY FUND CENSUS TRACT.

SO AS I HAD TALKED ABOUT LAST MONTH, SOME OF THEM ARE IN DALLAS COUNTY, SOME OF THEM ARE IN TARRANT COUNTY, IN OTHER COUNTIES, UM, BUT THEY ARE OUTSIDE OF THE CENSUS TRACT.

WHEN WE SAY DISQUALIFIED VCL, THEIR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT GOAL WAS NOT CLEARLY, CLEARLY STATED AT ALL.

BONTON.

THEIR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT WAS NOT CLEARLY STATED.

I'M FAMILIAR WITH WHAT THEY'RE DOING, BUT THEIR PROPOSED START DATE ALSO IS SEPTEMBER 24TH.

AND I BELIEVE SOME OF YOU MAY KNOW ABOUT THAT PROJECT.

SO, UM, WHAT WAS THE OTHER ONE? FRAZIER COURT AND BETHLEHEM, I THINK WERE TWO THAT

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ARE, THEY'RE ALL DOING THIS PILOT PROGRAM FOR THIS FOOD DESERT.

HOWEVER, UH, BONTON IS THE ONLY ONE THAT APPLIED.

ALL THREE OF THEM ARE IN THE CENSUS TRACT, BUT BONTON IS THE ONLY ONE THAT APPLIED.

AND THEY'RE, THEY'RE THE LAST ONES IN THAT PILOT PROGRAM, AND THEY'RE NOT STARTING UNTIL SEPTEMBER 24TH.

SO IT'S A YEAR AFTER THIS ONE CLO AFTER THIS ONE CLOSED.

SO, SO HOPEFULLY THEY WILL CERTAINLY REAPPLY.

BEACON HILL PREPARATORY WAS DISQUALIFIED BECAUSE THEY CAN ONLY BE, UM, AWARDED TWO TIMES IN A FIVE-YEAR PERIOD.

AND THEY'VE ALREADY BEEN AWARDED TWO TIMES.

COVID-19, RESCUE DISQUALIFIED SERVICES OUTSIDE OF THE CENSUS TRACT.

TFW ECONOMIC SOLUTIONS WAS FOR HOUSING.

IT WAS NOT A NOFA, NOT FOR NOT FOR OUR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT GOALS.

DALLAS LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION OUTSIDE OF THE CENSUS TRACT FAIR, FAIRVIEW YOUTH FOUNDATION, NO MATCHING FUNDS, FRIENDS OF MLK, NO CONFIRMED MATCHING FUNDS, NOT REAL CLEAR LOVE RIDE DISQUALIFIED SERVICES OUTSIDE OF THE CENSUS TRACT.

NATIVE CONSOLIDATED MANAGEMENT, DISQUALIFIED SERVICES OUTSIDE OF THE CENSUS TRACT.

NEW COVENANT CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, MISSING MUCH DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION.

NEXUS RECOVERY CENTER OUTSIDE OF THE CENSUS TRACT.

OPEN MIND FRAME VENTURES DOCUMENTATION, NOT CLEAR, NO CLEAR GOALS STATED.

RHCA PROGRAM, OUTCOMES AND ACCOUNTABILITY, UNCLEAR AND MUCH OUTSIDE OF THE CENSUS TRACT.

SERVE, EDUCATE AND EMPOWER DIVERSE STUDENTS.

ACRONYM SEEDS PROGRAM OUTCOMES AND ACCOUNTABILITY.

VERY UNCLEAR.

SHE RUN'S HOUSE PROGRAM OUTCOMES AND ACCOUNTABILITY.

UNCLEAR SOUTHERN DALLAS PROGRESS PROGRESS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORP, UM, FACILITY LOCATED OUTSIDE OF THE CENSUS TRACK WITH THERE BEING NO MENTION OF TRANSPORTATION FOR GETTING THE APPLICANTS TO THE LOCATION.

OKAY, SO THOSE ARE THE 18 THAT ARE NOT, THAT DID NOT MAKE IT.

AND RIGHT NOW WE'RE PUTTING TOGETHER SOME PROGRAMMING FOR THOSE THAT DID NOT MAKE IT AS WELL AS ANY OTHER NONPROFITS TO REALLY KIND OF GET THEM ENGAGED IN THE PROCESS OF UNDERSTANDING THE GRANT WRITING PROCESS FOR THE ONES WHO ARE INSIDE THE CENSUS TRACT AND DIDN'T MAKE IT, JUST DIDN'T HAVE CLEAR INFORMATION, NOT SO MR. CHAIR, TO BETTER UNDERSTAND WHAT CENSUS TRACK IS.

UM, BECAUSE WE HAVE LEARNED THROUGH THIS PROCESS THAT NOT ALL OF US KNOW WHAT CENSUS TRACK WE LIVE IN, BUT WE KNOW WHAT ZIP CODES WE LIVE IN.

HOWEVER, CENSUS TRACK AND ZIP CODES ARE VERY DIFFICULT TO LINE UP AND DON'T ALWAYS LINE UP.

SO, UH, REGINA, HIGHLIGHT THE HIGHLIGHTED THE EXAMPLE BEFORE THAT.

DISTRICT SEVEN, ALL OF DISTRICT SEVEN IS NOT IN SOUTH DALLAS FAIR PARK PROPER.

AND THE CENSUS TRACK COVERS FAIR PRO, FAIR PARK PROPER.

AND SO WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO EDUCATE EVERYONE WHO LIVES WITHIN THE SOUTH DALLAS, UH, AREA THAT ALL OF IT IS NOT FAIR PARK.

AND THIS IS REALLY ALLOCATED TO FAIR PARK.

SO THAT'S GONNA ALSO BE PART OF THE EDUCATION AND AWARENESS AS WE MOVE THROUGH THE PROCESS OF BEING ABLE TO DO THIS FUND BECAUSE IT IS TO BE ABLE TO REVITALIZE AND RESTRUCTURE ALL OF THE THINGS THAT ARE ACTUALLY COMING TO FAIR PART.

AND SO WE WANNA MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE THAT'S IN THAT AREA, ALL THE SMALL BUSINESSES AROUND THAT AREA, AND ALL THE SMALL BUSINESS THAT WANNA RELOCATE TO THAT AREA, THAT THEY ARE AWARE OF WHAT THE CENSUS TRACKS ARE.

SO THAT WILL BE PART OF OUR EDUCATION AS WE MOVE FORWARD.

THANK YOU FOR THAT, THAT CLARIFICATION, DIRECTOR WILLIAMS. UH, WE'LL PAUSE THERE FOR ANY QUESTIONS, UH, THAT ANYBODY HAS ON THAT PIECE.

UM, ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS FROM ANYBODY ON ANY OF I SEE MR. MARQUEZ? GO AHEAD.

MS. MARQUEZ.

THANK YOU, CHAIR.

I JUST HAD A QUICK QUESTION.

I'M LOOKING OVER THE WEBSITE JUST TO SEE IF THERE'S A MAP THAT THEY CAN SEE THAT'S EASY TO USE.

I DO, I DO SEE ON THE HISTORY EX, UM, WORD DOC THAT SHOWS, UH, WHEN THE PROGRAM STARTED, IT LOOKS LIKE IN 1987 THERE IS A MAP.

IS THAT THE CORRECT MAP? IT'S IN THE PROGRAM STATEMENT.

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THE MAP IS IN THE PROGRAM STATEMENT, AND THAT SHOULD BE THE LATEST ONE THAT'S OUT THERE.

AWESOME.

YEAH.

CAN I SEE A KIND OF, THERE WAS ONE THAT I FOUND THAT KIND OF HAD IT AROUND LIKE AN OUTLINE, BUT THEY DIDN'T HAVE THE CENSUS TRACK.

AND SO I SEE HERE THERE'S, THERE'S, UH, SEVEN.

SO HAVE YOU, HAVE WE EVER RECOMMENDED OR THOUGHT ABOUT PUTTING IT ON THE MAP SO THAT WAY WHEN PEOPLE LOOK AT THIS OR, OR WE JUST DON'T DO THAT, JUST SO THAT WAY THEY JUST, DR. WILLIAMS, I, I'LL DIRECT THAT TO DIRECTOR WILLIAMS TO ADDRESS IT.

THANK YOU.

UH, THANK YOU.

UH, MR. FOR THE QUESTION.

UM, JOYCE WILLIAMS, DIRECTOR OF SMALL BUSINESS CENTER.

UH, THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT WE ARE ALSO LOOKING AT, LIKE, UH, UPDATING THE CURRENT MAP, WHICH IS IN EXHIBIT A OF THE PROGRAM STATEMENT AS PART OF, ALSO ON OUR WEBSITE, WE HAVE A LI WITHIN THE PROGRAM STATEMENT, IT DOES LIST THE CENSUS TRACK ON OUR WEBSITE, WE DO HAVE THE CENSUS TRACKS ALIGNED WITH THE ZIP CODES.

UH, BUT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE ARE DOING IS THAT WE ARE WORKING WITH OUR, UH, DATA ANALYTICS DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE A GIS MAP OF THAT AREA SO THAT THAT WILL AGAIN, BE PART OF THE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS AS WE START TO DO THAT AND UPDATE UP, UPDATE THOSE MAPS.

UH, BUT THE, THERE ARE A LIST OF, UM, OF THE CENSUS CODES AND THE ZIP CODES WITHIN THAT, AND A DESCRIPTION OF, OF WHAT IS CONSIDERED SOUTH DALLAS FAIR PARK WITHIN THE PROGRAM STATEMENT ITSELF.

BUT A VISUAL GIS MAP WILL HELP, WHICH WILL ALSO BE AN INTERACTIVE MAP, WHICH PEOPLE CAN ACTUALLY GO IN AND SEE THEIR STREET AS PART OF THE CENSUS MONTH.

SO WE ARE, WE ARE LOOKING INTO GETTING THAT DONE.

IT JUST TAKES A LITTLE WHILE.

THANK YOU DR. WILLIAMS. THANK YOU MR. MARQUEZ.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, OR FEEDBACK FROM WHAT WE JUST COVERED? UM, YES.

THIS IS KIMBERLY SIMS AGAIN.

IS THERE USED TO BE A WHILE AGO, A LINK WHERE YOU COULD JUST TYPE AN ADDRESS IN AND, UH, YOU COULD GET THE CENSUS TRACK OF THAT ADDRESS, WHICH WOULD MAKE IT VERY SIMPLE.

IS THAT NO LONGER, IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME.

IS THAT NO LONGER AVAILABLE? UH, MS. AMS, THERE IS A CENSUS TRACK MAP, BUT THAT MAP, UM, WHAT THEY HAVE NOW, AND THEY FOCUS THAT ON IS, UH, APA FUNDING, WHICH HAVE DIFFERENT CENSUS TRACKS BECAUSE IT'S BASED ON, UM, IN INCOME.

SO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT, AND IT'S BASED BECAUSE OF THE OPERA FUNDING, WHICH IS AMERICAN RESCUE, UH, ACT TO ITSELF.

SO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE WANNA DO IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT, IS BE ABLE TO HAVE AN INTERACTIVE GIS MAP THAT IS, THAT IS FOR, AND DESIGNED FOR, UM, SOUTH DALLAS FAIR PARK, WHERE THOSE CENSUS TRACKS, YOU WOULD ENTER THOSE SPECIFIC CENSUS TRACKS BECAUSE YOU ARE LOOKING AT GETTING FUNDING FROM THAT.

AND THEN IT WOULD THEN TAKE YOU TO THE, THE ACTUAL STREETS.

SO INSTEAD OF HAVING A PUBLIC ONE FOR THAT SITE, THEN YOU WOULD ACTUALLY HAVE ONE JUST FOR THE SOUTH DALLAS FAIR PARK CENSUS TRACK INFORMATION SO THAT WE COULD TIE IT TO THAT PARTICULAR PROGRAM.

SO THAT'S OUR EFFORTS OF LEARNING.

NOW OF COURSE, YOU KNOW, OF COURSE GOOGLE AND ALL OF THOSE HAVE THAT ACCESS WHERE YOU COULD ACTUALLY GO IN AND PUT A CENSUS TRACK AND FIND YOUR ZIP CODE AREA.

BUT WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS TO MAKE SURE IF THEY GO TO THE SOUTH DALLAS FAIR PARK OPPORTUNITY FUND AND THEY'RE LOOKING AT THE CENSUS TRACK AND THEY WANNA SEE WHAT IT, WHAT CENSUS TRACK IS 37.08, WHAT, WHAT, WHAT AREA DOES THAT COVER? WHAT STREET DOES THAT COVER? WHAT ZIP CODE DOES IT COVER? COVER? THEY CAN TYPE IN THAT PARTICULAR CENSUS TRACK ON AND IN THAT MAP, AND THEN IT WILL BE ABLE TO SHOW THEM INTERACTIVE, SHOW THEM WHAT STREET THAT IS.

OKAY.

I WAS JUST UNDER THE MAY, MAYBE I'M JUST, I DON'T KNOW IF I'M JUST NOT UNDERSTANDING RIGHT OR REMEMBERING WRONG, BUT IT SEEMED LIKE THAT THAT LINK USED TO BE ATTACHED TO THE US CENSUS BUREAU WEBSITE.

SO WHAT YOU'RE SAYING IS THE LINK THAT IS AVAILABLE NOW ALSO INCLUDES OTHER INFORMATION THAT'S, THAT WOULD BE DIFFERENT FOR, I'M SORRY, I'M NO, I, NO, NO.

MS. SIMS, I, I'M SORRY FOR THE CONFUSION.

THE CENSUS, THE, THE US BUREAU CENSUS DOES HAVE THAT MAP.

IT IS FOR ANY, ANY PUBLIC INFORMATION THAT ANYONE WANTS TO GO IN, REGARDLESS OF WHERE THEY LIVE.

THE CITY OF DALLAS ALSO HAS SOMETHING THAT IS VERY SIMILAR THAT WE SET UP FOR OUR

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OFFER FUNDING FOR SPECIAL, FOR SPECIALIZED CENSUS TRACK.

SO THAT'S ONE, THAT'S THE ONE I THOUGHT YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT THEN I WENT INTO THEN.

SO YES, THE, THE CENSUS BUREAU STILL HAS IT, ITS MAP, BUT WHAT WE WANT TO DO IS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT, WE'RE NOT LINKING TO AN OUTSIDE AGENCY.

WE ARE LOOKING AT THE GI, THE GIS MAP THAT WE WILL PUT TOGETHER FOR OUR SPECIFIC GRANT FOR THE SOUTH DALLAS FAIR PARK CENSUS TRACKS THAT WE HAVE ONLINE AND HAVE THAT MAP THERE.

A PERSON CAN GO IN AND PUT THAT CENSUS TRACK IN OR PUT THEIR STREET IN AND FIND OUT IF THEY ARE IN THAT CENSUS TRACK.

SO WE'RE TRYING TO CUSTOMIZE IT TO THOSE WHO ARE BUSINESSES THAT ARE IN THE SOUTH DALLAS FAIR PARK AREA, AND THOSE THAT WANT TO LOCATE TO THE, UH, FAIR PARK AREA, SO THEY CAN PUT THEIR EXACT STREET ADDRESS NUMBER IN AND IT WILL TELL THEM IF THEY'RE IN THAT CENSUS TRACK FOR, UH, ELIGIBILITY, FOR FUNDING.

IS IT POSSIBLE THAT THE US CENSUS BUREAU LINK COULD BE USED UNTIL YOU GET YOUR SPECIALIZED MAP AND ESPECIALLY, YOU KNOW, DURING NOFA S UM, JUST TO HELP FOLKS OUT, MAYBE BY THE NEXT NOFA GO AROUND? UM, IT WILL BE UP AND RUNNING.

JUST A QUESTION, JUST MAKING SURE PEOPLE KNOW HOW TO ACCESS THE RESOURCES THAT ARE AVAILABLE.

UH, YES MA'AM.

THAT IS A GREAT QUESTION.

OUR PREFERENCE IS NOT TO USE A THIRD PARTY INFORMATION.

OUR PREFERENCE IS TO USE, UH, INFORMATION THAT'S COMING BECAUSE OF SECURITY AND CYBERSECURITY AT, WE WOULD PREFER NOT TO USE OUTSIDE LINKS TO INFORMATION.

UH, WE ARE WORKING ON IT.

WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET A MAP AND UP AND RUNNING BASED ON WHATEVER DATE YOU ALL ARE GONNA SET, FOR THE SENSE FOR THE NOFA TO BE PUBLISHED SINCE WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON IT.

ALRIGHT, THANK YOU DIRECTOR WILLIAMS, MS. SIMS, UM, DID YOU HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, OR FEEDBACK AT THIS TIME? OKAY.

UH, ANYONE ELSE? DID ANYONE ELSE HAVE ANY, UH, MR IT LOOKS LIKE, UH, MR. HUGHES? I THINK I, SORRY.

YEAH, I HAVE A QUESTION.

UH, AND I APOLOGIZE IF THIS WAS COVERED IN ANOTHER MEETING, BUT ONCE AN ORGANIZATION, UH, HAS BEEN LET KNOWN THAT THEY DID NOT QUALIFY, IS SOMEBODY SITTING DOWN WITH 'EM AND TALKING TO 'EM ABOUT WHY THEY WEREN'T, UH, WHY THEY DIDN'T QUALIFY AND, AND WALK 'EM THROUGH THE STEPS ON HOW TO BE QUALIFIED NEXT TIME.

BECAUSE IT SEEMS LIKE THERE WAS A LOT OF, WHERE THERE WAS A FEW.

WHAT WE'RE SAYING IS THAT'S WHAT, THAT'S WHY WE'RE GONNA BE HAVING THE PROGRAMMING FOR GETTING EVERYONE IN.

AND LIKE I HAD MENTIONED BEFORE, FOR THOSE WHO DIDN'T QUALIFY, UH, MOST OF THEM OR ALL OF THEM DIDN'T ATTEND ANY OF THE SESSIONS, RIGHT? SO THE SESSIONS, LIKE I SAY, WE, THE INFORMATION WAS PUT OUT DISSEMINATED WIDELY OVER AND OVER.

PEOPLE JUST MAKE THE DECISION THAT CHOICE NOT TO COME TO THE PROGRAMMING.

AND SO, BUT WE ARE GOING TO, WHAT WE'RE WORKING ON NOW IS GETTING FOR THE, FOR EARLY SPRING IS GIVING THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO COME TO THE SESSIONS SO THAT THEIR GRANT WRITING IS STRONGER.

THANK YOU.

ONES FOR, FOR THE ONES WHO HAD THAT ISSUE AND THE ONES WHO WERE NOT IN THE AREA, THEY JUST WERE DISQUALIFIED BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT IN THE CENSUS TRACK.

RIGHT.

SO LIKE THERE WAS A FEW THAT SAID HUMAN DEVELOPMENT GOAL, EITHER NOT CLEARLY STATED OR NOT EVEN STATED, THEY WOULD GET THAT INFORMATION IN THOSE SESSIONS.

ONE OF THEM WAS LIKE A LIMOUSINE CAR SERVICE DRIVING FOR PROFIT.

SO THAT MEANS SOMEBODY JUST DIDN'T LOOK AT THE PROGRAM STATEMENT.

GOTCHA.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

YOU ARE WELCOME.

THANK YOU, MR. HUGHES.

MR. MARQUEZ.

YES.

I WAS GONNA ASK, IS THERE A RECORDING THAT PEOPLE CAN SEE OR THAT WE CAN HOST? I MEAN, TO GIVE PEOPLE OUT.

SO FOR EXAMPLE, MY, ME PERSONALLY, I'VE BEEN REACHING OUT TO MY COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND MY NET WORTH AND IF THEY MISSED THE MEETINGS, RIGHT? WE HAD, UM, I KNOW THE PROGRAM STATEMENT IS KIND OF WHERE THEY CAN SEE WHAT'S GOING ON, BUT WE HAVE A RECORDED VIDEO WHERE THEY CAN KIND OF ANSWER, YOU KNOW, Q AND AS AND MAYBE JUST HAVE LIKE A LIVE WEBINAR.

JUST BECAUSE AGAIN, I WORK FOR A NONPROFIT AND, AND JUST PEOPLE JUST DON'T HAVE THE TIME OR THE CAPACITY OR THE PERSON THAT'S HAS THE TITLE TO GO DOESN'T GO RIGHT.

SO I DEFINITELY WANNA MAKE SURE WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET MORE NONPROFITS, ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED.

UM, SO I'M JUST CURIOUS MAYBE THAT MIGHT BE BENEFICIAL BECAUSE DEFINITELY LIKE EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT ON HOW THEY LIKE TO GET THAT INFORMATION OR JUST THE CAPACITY TO GET IT AT THAT POINT.

RIGHT.

AND SO I KNOW WE DISCUSSED THAT LAST YEAR WITH TRYING TO DO, UM, FOR THE BOARD MEMBERS, LIKE KIND OF GO OUT AND MEET

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THE COMMUNITY.

AND SO DEFINITELY I'M STILL ON, ON BOARD WITH THAT, BUT I FEEL THAT WE CAN MAYBE HAVE A VIDEO THAT TALKS ABOUT THE PROGRAM THAT FOR THE PEOPLE THAT CANNOT ATTEND IT, THAT'D BE GREAT BECAUSE I KNOW THAT WE DID HAVE A GOOD OUTCOME OF THE PEOPLE THAT DID ATTEND, BUT I KNOW THAT WAS JUST A DROP IN THE BUCKET TO THE PEOPLE THAT QUALIFY IN, IN THOSE CENSUS TRACKS.

THANK YOU MR. MARQUEZ FOR THE QUESTION.

AND, UM, THERE ARE THINGS THAT WE HAVE TRIED BEFORE, THE VIRTUAL SESSIONS THAT WERE RECORDED AS VIRTUAL SESSIONS, UH, BEFORE.

AND SO WE'VE HAD THOSE WHERE PEOPLE CAN COME BACK AND, UH, LISTEN TO THOSE RECORDINGS, LISTEN TO SOME Q AND A, UM, THE THINGS THAT YOU SAID MAY BE, UH, FOR US TO GO BACK AND REVISIT THAT TO ACTUALLY JUST PULL OUT, UH, AN FAQ SO THAT WE CAN ACTUALLY PUT ON OUR WEBSITE TO PUT UP, UH, ON OUR WEBSITE TO HAVE ALL THE TIME, NOT THE, SOMETHING THAT WE PULL DOWN AND UPDATE THOSE FAQS TO BE ABLE TO SAY, THESE ARE THE FAQS.

AND SO PEOPLE CAN GO DIRECTLY TO THOSE FAQS TO ANSWER THOSE QUESTIONS.

SO THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, SIR, FOR THE SUGGESTION.

THANK YOU.

I HAD ONE MORE, ONE MORE, UM, QUESTION IS, IS THERE A WAY THAT ONCE THAT INFORMATION IS DISSEMINATED OR THE, THE DATES AND THE TIMES OF THESE SESSIONS, CAN THAT BE SOMETHING THAT'S PUSHED TO US? UH, I WOULD LIKE TO GO TO ONE JUST SO I HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE OF, OF WHAT IT TAKES.

UM, BUT CAN THAT INFORMATION BE PUSHED TO US AS WELL? UH, YES, SIR.

THE INFORMATION, UH, USUALLY IS, UH, SENT OUT TO THE BOARD MEMBERS, AND SO WE CAN MAKE SURE THAT THAT DOES HAPPEN, BUT YOU ACTUALLY GET AN INVITATION.

WE HAVE DONE THAT BEFORE, UH, ON WHICH WE'VE INVITED BOARD MEMBERS TO COME TO INFORMATION SESSIONS.

SO WE WOULD DEFINITELY DO THAT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, OR FEEDBACK? ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, UH, FOR THAT, UH, DIRECTOR WILLIAMS AND MR. REGINA.

UH, HEARING NONE.

SO WE WILL MOVE ON TO THE APPLICANTS WHO DID SCORE 80 OR ABOVE.

AND ONCE AGAIN, WE'LL HOLD ALL QUESTIONS UNTIL THE END.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

OKAY.

SO, UH, THIS IS, I'M GONNA JUST READ FROM THE SLIDE, WHICH IS WHAT I DON'T USUALLY DO.

THIS IS JUST, UM, INFORMATION THAT YOU GUYS SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN.

I MEAN, THAT YOU GUYS DID GET, AND I'M NOT SURE IF YOU'VE READ OVER ALL THE INFORMATION, UM, ON THESE, BUT ABIDE, ABIDE WOMEN'S HEALTH CLINIC 16 MM-HMM.

ABIDE WOMEN'S HEALTH CLINIC, FOUNDED IN 2017.

IT'S AN EASY ACCESS CLINIC CLINIC LOCATED IN THE HEART OF SOUTH DALLAS ON MLK.

THE CLINIC EXISTS TO IMPROVE BIRTH OUTCOMES AND GIVE QUALITY HEALTHCARE IN THE COMMUNITY.

THEY OFFER HEALTHCARE AND LOW COST SERVICES THAT ARE EASILY ACCESSIBLE, HOLISTIC EVIDENCE-BASED AND FREE OF JUDGMENT OF THEIR PATIENTS.

THEIR SERVICES OFFERED ARE FREE PREGNANCY TESTS, ULTRASOUNDS, PRENATAL CARE, POSTPARTUM CARE, WELL, WOMAN CARE, MIDWIFERY SERVICES AND SUPPORT, DWELLER SERVICES, LABOR SUPPORT, EDUCATIONAL CLASSES ON CHILDBIRTH, NUTRITION, PARENTING, AND FAMILY PLANNING.

THEY EMERGED IN 2017 WITH NO MONEY OR CLIENTS.

THEY HAD 13 CLIENTS WHEN THEY STARTED TODAY THROUGH INDIVIDUAL DONATIONS AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS AND FOUNDATIONS, INCLUDING THE UNITED, UNITED WAY.

IN 2022, THEY FINISHED THE YEAR WITH 93 CLIENTS.

I'M NOT SURE IF YOU GUYS KNOW WHERE THIS IS LOCATED, BUT IT'S RIGHT OFF OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, UM, ACROSS FROM THE, UM, FRATERNITY HOUSES RIGHT AT THAT LITTLE SHOPPING AREA.

UM, THEIR STAFF INCLUDES LICENSED MIDWIVES, REGISTERED NURSES, LICENSED CHILD, LICENSED CHILD EDUCATORS, UH, DEVELOPMENT EXPERTS, AND, AND AN EXECUTIVE BOARD.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS? OH, THAT'S RIGHT.

WE'RE JUST GOING TO THE NEXT ONE.

OKAY.

SO THE NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO THE SCORE, THE AVERAGE SCORING ON ALL THESE, LIKE I SAY, THIS IS THESE ARE THE SCORING SHEETS THAT YOU GUYS SET IN PLACE.

UH, YOU SEE THE AVERAGES OF EACH CATEGORY ON THE LAST COLUMN.

AND JUST TO CLARIFY, THESE ARE THE AVERAGES OF THE THREE, BETWEEN THE THREE REVIEWERS? YES.

JUST TO BE CLEAR, CORRECT.

CORRECT.

OKAY.

AND THE, I'M SORRY.

AND THE AVERAGE SCORE OUT OF A HUNDRED POINTS IS 89.8 AT THE BOTTOM FOR ABIDE.

THE NEXT ONE WITH THE SCALE OF 80 PLUS WAS I LOOK LIKE LOVE.

THEY HAVE SEVERAL DIFFERENT PROGRAMS RUNNING, BUT WHAT THEY'RE DOING

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NOW IS, UM, GIVING DIAPERS AND WIPES.

UH, I HAD UHHUH, I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY, UM, TO SEE LIVE WHAT THEY WERE DOING AT, THEY WERE, UH, NOMINATED FOR A QUEST FOR SUCCESS AWARD, UM, TO REALLY GET TO SEE FIRSTHAND THE IMPACT THEY'RE HAVING IN THE COMMUNITY.

I LOOK LIKE LOVE IS AN ORGANIZATION WHICH ENCOMPASSES AN EDUCATIONAL COMPONENT FOR MOTHERS, THE EMPOWER YOU PROGRAM, AS WELL AS THE MOBILE DIAPER PANTRY, WHICH DISTRIBUTES DIAPERS, WIPES, AND OTHER BABY ESSENTIALS TO FAMILIES IN NEED.

THAT AGENCY IS ALSO LOCATED, LOCATED IN SOUTH DALLAS, IN OFFICE SPACE PROVIDED BY CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH.

AND IT ALSO INCLUDES A CAR SIDE PICKUP OPTION FOR THOSE, FOR CLIENTS WHO WANT TO DO, UM, PICKUP.

UM, HOOVER, CDC IN FAIR PARK IS ALSO A DISTRIBUTION CENTER FOR THEM.

AND WHILE THEY HAVE THREE VERY IMPORTANT PROGRAMS WHICH DIRECTLY AFFECT THE FAIR PARK COMMUNITY, THEY'RE ASKED FOR.

THIS SPECIFIC RENT IS FOR THE MOBILE DIAPER PANTRY ONLY THE NEED FOR YOUNG SINGLE MOMS TO HAVE ACCESS TO CLEAN DIAPERS IN THIS UNDERSERVED COMMUNITY IS DIRE AND GETTING WORSE DUE TO THE ECONOMY.

THE AVERAGE ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME FOR FAMILIES SERVED IS $16,000, WHICH IS BELOW THE FEDERAL POVERTY LEVEL, 70% OF THE PAR.

UM, THESE PARTICIPANTS ARE YOUNG, SINGLE MOTHERS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO THEIR AVERAGE WAS 91.8 OUT OF A HUNDRED.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO, THE GYMS CAMP, SHE'S ONE OF THE ONES WHO ACTUALLY CAME TO ONE OF THE INFORMATION SESSIONS, AND YOU COULD TELL FROM HER PRESENTATION THAT SHE UNDERSTOOD THE ASSIGNMENT.

THE GYM'S, CAMP, UM, GYM'S, GIRLS INTERESTED IN ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, AND SCIENCE.

IT'S A STUDENT FOCUSED NONPROFIT THAT EMPHASIZES BROADENING THE PARTICIPATION OF UNDERREPRESENTED AND UNDERSERVED RACIALLY, RACIALLY AND ETHNICALLY MONETIZED GIRLS.

THEIR ACRONYM IS U-U-R-E-M, GIRLS IN STEM, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS.

THE MISSION OF THE GEMS CAMPUS TO CHANGE THE FACE OF THOSE WHO CAN ACCESS AND EXCEL IN STEM STUDIES AND CAREERS.

THE PURPOSE OF THE ORGANIZATION IS TO INCREASE THE PERCENTAGE OF MINORITY WOMEN EARNING BACHELOR'S DEGREES IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATH TO IMPROVE GENDER, RACIAL AND SOCIOECONOMIC SOCIOECONOMIC DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION IN THE US STEM WORKFORCE.

THE PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY OF DALLAS, MLK, UM, CENTER INCLUDES FREE CLASSROOM PROGRAMMING SPACE TO LAUNCH AND INNOVATIVE OUT-OF-SCHOOL STEM PROGRAM THAT TARGETS U-U-R-E-M GIRLS LIVING IN, UH, 7 5 2 1 OH AND 7 5 2 1 5 ZIP CODES.

THEIR AVERAGE WAS 94.2 OUT OF A HUNDRED OF THE THREE EVALUATORS.

ANY QUESTIONS? ANY QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, OR FEEDBACK FROM ANY OF THE RECOMMENDED ORGANIZATIONS? CAN WE, UH, EXIT OUT A PRESENTATION MODE? I, I CAN'T SEE, UH, SEE THE SCREEN, PLEASE.

I DO HAVE A QUESTION.

MR. CHAIR.

THIS IS KIMBERLY SIMS, MS. SIM, GO AHEAD.

SO WHEN WE SAY THAT, UH, NOT MORE THAN 15% OF THEIR ASK CAN BE LIKE OVERHEAD OR ADMINISTRATIVE, RIGHT? AND SAY LIKE, THEY'RE ASKING FOR 30,027 OF THAT IS GOING TOWARDS ADMIN, UM, THAT WOULD BE TOO BUDGET HEAVY FOR THEM FOR THAT CATEGORY? CORRECT.

SO THE ADMIN, SOME OF THEM ARE ASKING FOR, UM, POSITIONS MM-HMM.

POSITIONS FOR, UM, NOT NECESSARILY ADMIN, LIKE TO RUN THE OFFICE OR FOR PROGRAMMING POSITIONS FOR PROGRAMMING.

OKAY.

SO THEY WOULD COUNT, THEY'RE COUNTING THAT PARTICULAR SALARY AS A PART OF A PROGRAMMING FEE VERSUS AN, UH, UH, OVERHEAD OPERATIONAL COST.

YES.

OKAY.

THANK YOU MS. SIMS. UH, ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, OR FEEDBACK ON ANY OF THE APPLICANTS WHO SCORED 80 AND ABOVE?

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UH, NOT.

I, I'VE GOT A COUPLE QUESTIONS HERE.

UH, MS. REGINA, UM, FIR, FIRST OF ALL, GREAT JOB, UM, ON THE PRESENTATION IN COMPILING THIS INFORMATION.

THANK YOU, SIR.

AND, UM, YOU KNOW, I, I KNOW I'VE LEARNED SO MUCH JUST BY READING THROUGH THESE ORGANIZATIONS AND, AND WHAT THEY DO ABOUT WHAT SOME OF THE TRUE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY ARE, UM, AND HOW THEY DO, HOW THEY GO ABOUT ADDRESSING SOME OF THOSE CHALLENGES AND DOING SOME OF THAT WORK.

UM, RIGHT.

FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN I LOOK AT, UM, YOU KNOW, I LOVE DIAPERS, AND THEN YOU LOOK AT, YOU KNOW, SOME OF THESE NUMBERS AS IT RELATES TO, YOU KNOW, HOW MUCH IT COSTS TO, TO RAISE AN INFANT OR, YOU KNOW, HOW MUCH DIAPERS COST AND, UM, SOME OF THESE OTHER THINGS.

OR WHEN I LOOK AT, YOU KNOW, ABIDE WOMEN'S HEALTH AND I'M LOOKING AT, YOU KNOW, MIDWIFE SERVICES AND YOU KNOW HOW THEY HAVE PEOPLE WORKING WITH, YOU KNOW, LADIES ONE-ON-ONE TO ADDRESS HEALTHCARE, OR, YOU KNOW, THE STEM PROGRAM, OR THEY'RE PULLING IN, YOU KNOW, PARTNERS TO CREATE CURRICULUM AND DO THINGS LIKE THAT.

SO IT'S VERY HELPFUL TO HAVE ALL THIS INFORMATION TO, TO GET A SENSE.

BUT JUST TO DOUBLE CLICK A LITTLE BIT MORE, JUST TO LEARN A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT SOME OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS.

UM, FOR EXAMPLE, I LOOK LIKE LOVE, THEY HAVE A PROGRAM WITHIN THAT CALLED THE MOMMY MENTORING COURT.

IT SAYS THEY HAVE 35 GRADUATES FROM THEIR MONEY CAMP, UM, EVERY YEAR.

UM, ALL OF THOSE ARE NOT FROM 7 5 2, 1 5, THOUGH.

LIKE I SAID, THEY'RE JUST CON THAT'S WHY THEY'RE THIS SPECIFIC IS JUST CONCENTRATING ON THE DIAPERS FOR THAT AREA.

BUT THOSE NUMBERS THAT, THAT I LOOK LIKE, WELL, THEY'RE, THAT'S NOT FOR, UM, THAT'S FOR THE ALL ENCOMPASSING, NOT JUST THE FAIR PARK AREA.

THOSE 35 GRADUATES IS WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT, WE SPEAKING OF YEAH.

YEAH.

WHAT, WHAT MY QUESTION IS, IS IS, UM, CAN YOU GIVE SOME INSIGHT ON, ON HOW THESE PROGRAMS WORK? IS IT JUST SOMEBODY WITHIN THE, THE, THE STAFF IS, SO IN OTHER WORDS, THERE'S TWO COMPONENTS.

THERE'S LIKE A DIAPER PROGRAM, AND THEN THERE'S LIKE A MONEY COACHING PROGRAM.

MM-HMM.

, UM, CAN YOU SHARE ANY INSIGHT AS TO HOW THE MONEY COMPONENT, I MEAN, STRAIGHT STRAIGHTFORWARD WITH THE, WITH THE DIAPER PROGRAM, BUT IT'S A VERY, IT'S A VERY GOOD QUESTION.

SO NOW REMEMBER WE COULD NOT TALK TO THEM YET.

I, I HAD SOME OF THOSE SAME QUESTIONS THAT YOU HAVE BECAUSE IT WASN'T ALL THE WORK TOGETHER CLEAR BECAUSE THEY WERE REALLY CONCENTRATING ON THE DIAPER PORTION AND NOT ON THEIR MOMMY MENTORING AND, YOU KNOW, THE PROGRAMMING.

SO I WOULD LOVE TO, WHEN WHEN WE DO GET TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK WITH THEM, UH, WE COULD, UM, CERTAINLY ASK.

AND I JUST WANTED TO SAY, UM, FROM THE ASK, WE HAD 25,000 AND WE HAD 25,000 AND WE HAD A 32,000 ASK AND 30, WHAT WAS THE FIRST 2030? UM, WE HAVE THE, MY POINT IS WE HAVE, UH, $22,000.

I DIDN'T, WE DIDN'T RECOMMEND ANY ADDITIONAL, BUT THOSE FUNDS ARE THERE FOR THE BOARD IN THE EVENT YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECOMMEND TO EMPTY THE COFFER WITH THE $22,000 THAT WOULD BE LEFT BECAUSE WE DIDN'T GIVE AWAY ALL OF THE FUNDS.

OKAY.

SO WHAT YOU'RE SAYING IS OUT OF THE, OUT OF THE RECOMMENDATION RECOMMENDED AWARDS MM-HMM.

, THERE'S A SURPLUS.

THERE'S A SUR OF 25, 20 $2,000, $22,000 THAT CAN BE ALLOCATED BETWEEN ANY OF THESE THREE APPLICANTS.

YES.

IS THAT RIGHT? YES.

OKAY.

OKAY.

DID EVERY, DID EVERYBODY, UM, IS EVERYBODY CLEAR ON THAT? UM, OKAY.

DID I HEAR A QUESTION FROM SOMEBODY? WELL, I'LL JUST, IS THAT MS. PBE? MY, I CAN HOLD MY STATEMENT OR MY QUESTION UNTIL YOU'RE DONE.

NO, GO AHEAD, MS. PBE.

GO AHEAD, MS. PBE.

NO, I WAS JUST GONNA SAY, UM, THAT WOULD BE WONDERFUL.

I MEAN, I THINK, YOU KNOW, FOR THE ABIDE, THEY SAID THAT THEY WOULD, YOU KNOW, WITH THAT MONEY, THEY WOULD ONLY BE ABLE TO PROVIDE FOR 9.5 LIKE WOMEN'S TOTAL EXPERIENCES.

AND SO WHEN I READ THAT, THINKING OF THEIR, YOU KNOW, 90 AND, UM, JUST HOW EXTREMELY, UM, IN NEED THAT SPECIFIC POPULATION IS IN DALLAS, IN TEXAS IN GENERAL, AND IN THIS HEALTHCARE CLIMATE, I MEAN, I THINK ANY OF THESE WOULD BE A WONDERFUL INVESTMENT, UM, FOR ALL OF THOSE REASONS.

UM, SO YEAH, I THINK THAT'S GREAT.

OKAY.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS, MS. PEEVY.

UH, DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE ANY, UH, COMMENTS ABOUT ANY OF THE APPLICANTS? MR. CHAIR? I HAVE A QUESTION.

MR. UH, RODRIGUEZ, UM, IN, IN REGARDS TO THE ADDITIONAL $22,000 IN SURPLUS, UM, IS THERE A DEADLINE THAT WE NEED TO MAKE

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A DECISION ON, ON OR MAKE A RECOMMENDATION ON, ON ADDITIONAL ALLOCATIONS TO ONE OF THESE THREE ORGANIZATIONS? IT WOULD BE GREAT IF WE COULD DO IT TONIGHT.

THIS ENDED SEPTEMBER THE 14TH.

GOTCHA.

THANK, THANK YOU, MR. ENRIQUEZ.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS? KIMBERLY HAS HER HAND.

UH, MS. SIMS, YOU GO AHEAD.

I'LL BE, BE VERY BRIEF.

I, I GUESS IT'S BEEN A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO, WATCHED A REALLY GOOD DOCUMENTARY CALLED AFTERSHOCK THAT DEALT WITH, UM, BLACK MATERNAL MORTALITY.

AND IF YOU HAVEN'T HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO CHECK IT OUT TO SEE HOW MUCH, UM, ABIDE SERVICES ARE, ARE NEEDED, UM, YOU KNOW, CHECK THAT OUT.

IT'S, IT'S REALLY VERY GOOD AND VERY EYE-OPENING, I THINK FOR THEIR RECOMMENDATION.

MS. SIMS, UH, DID I SEE ANOTHER HAND? SHE JUST, ANY OTHER GOT AN AN AMEN OR A SECOND BY ME? I HAD A COLLEAGUE THAT WORKED ON THAT, UM, FILM AND, UH, I WORKED IN THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM, UH, TANGENTIALLY IN, UH, TEXAS.

UH, AND IT COULDN'T BE MORE OF NEED RIGHT NOW.

TRUE.

THANK YOU, MS. PEEVY.

DID ANYONE ELSE HAVE ANY COMMENTS ON ANY OF THE THREE APPLICANTS? I'M HEARING NONE.

UH, MS. PEE, SORRY.

I'M SORRY.

OKAY.

I WAS JUST GONNA SAY, IF WE DO, UM, I THINK WE SHOULD DISCUSS EITHER, YOU KNOW, WHETHER OR NOT WE WANT TO ALLOCATE THOSE, YOU KNOW, 22,000 SPECIFICALLY.

LIKE WE COULD DIVIDE IT IN THREE, WE COULD ALLOCATE IT SPECIFICALLY FOR ABIDE.

WE COULD, YOU KNOW, DO ANY, ANY SORT OF, UH, WE COULD NOT ALLOCATE IT AT ALL.

UM, BUT THINKING ABOUT, TO ME, MY QUESTION SPECIFICALLY TO ABIDE IF, IF WE FUNDED THAT WOULD BE, DO YOU GUYS HAVE THE CAPACITY TO SERVE, YOU KNOW, IF WE, THAT THAT WOULD PROBABLY BE THE EQUIVALENT OF LIKE 17 WOMEN THROUGH THEIR EXPERIENCE.

LIKE, CAN THEY INCREASE THAT CAPACITY IF, IF WE NEEDED TO, IF WE WANTED TO GIVE THEM THE FUNDS? UM, SO YEAH, AND I, I MEAN, YOU KNOW, ALL OF THESE ARE SUCH WORTHY CAUSES, MR. CHAIR, WE FIRST NEEDED TO GO THROUGH THE RECOMMENDATION OF YEAH, YEAH.

SO LET'S, LET'S, LET'S HOLD THAT THOUGHT MS. PEEVY, UH, THAT, THAT'S, THAT'S A GREAT IDEA, BUT LET'S GET THROUGH THE QUESTIONS AND THE RE AND, AND LET'S GET THROUGH THE QUESTIONS, UM, TO MAKE SURE NO ONE ELSE HAS ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT'S BEEN RECOMMENDED.

UM, SOUNDS GOOD.

AND ONCE WE DO THAT, WE CAN THEN GO BACK AND RECOMMEND APPROVAL AND AMOUNTS FOR EACH ONE OF THESE.

SO, UM, ARE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS AS IT RELATES TO ANY OF THE APPLICATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN PUT FORTH THIS EVENING? I'M HEARING NONE.

UM, I'VE, I'VE GOT ONE, ONE QUICK QUESTION HERE ABOUT STEM STU STEM STUDIES HERE.

MM-HMM.

, UM, STEM ACADEMY, UH, IT LOOKS LIKE A MAJOR LINE ITEM EXPENSE FOR THEM IS CREATING CURRICULUM OR GETTING FOLKS TO COME IN AND, AND CREATE THESE PROGRAMS. UM, IS THERE, DO WE HAVE ANY INSIGHT? IS THIS A ONE-TIME COST? SO IN OTHER WORDS, IF SOMEONE COMES IN AND CREATES CURRICULUM, UM, IS IT A ONE-TIME COST BECAUSE IT CAN BE REUSED AND, AND THE INSTRUCTOR JUST HAS TO COME IN AND JUST TEACH IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN? OR WOULD YOU HAVE TO PAY SOMEBODY TO EACH TIME, EACH TIME TO, TO COME IN AND, AND DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT? HOW DOES THAT WORK? ME AND YOU HAD THE SAME QUESTION.

I, I DON'T KNOW THE ANSWER TO THAT, BUT I DO KNOW SOME OF THE OTHER ORGANIZATIONS, ONCE THAT IS BOUGHT, THEY HAVE IT AND THEN THEY CAN JUST REGURGITATE THROUGHOUT.

BUT I'M NOT SURE UNTIL I CAN ACTUALLY SPEAK WITH THEM.

OKAY, FAIR ENOUGH.

WOULD SITTING WITH CITY MONEY, UH, WHICH, WHICH WOULD BE, UH, WITH CITY MONEY, THAT THEN BECAUSE, UH, BECOMES INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, WHICH MEANS THAT IF I HIRING YOU TO CREATE CURRICULUM AND WE PAYING THE CITY FUNDS, IT BECOMES THEN THE OWNER, THE OWNERSHIP OF THE FUNDS FOR THE CURRICULUM IS THE PERSON WHO BOUGHT THE FUNDS.

I MEAN, WHO BOUGHT THE CURRICULUM? THE CITY WOULD ALSO HAVE ACCESS TO THE CURRICULUM? WELL, SO IT REMAINS IN PLACE BECAUSE IT, WE PURCHASED THE CURRICULUM FROM THE POST.

IT'S NOT AN IN SOME EXTRA PROPERTY FOR THE PERSON THAT WE BOUGHT.

IT'S THE, BECOMES OUR .

SO WE, THE NONPROFIT PAYS THAT WITH CITY FUNDS TO BUY IT.

THEN THE CITY COULD ALSO SAY,

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USE THAT ONE TIME SHOULD BE OKAY.

UH, DID EVERYONE HEAR THAT, THAT EXPLANATION? UH, UH, BASICALLY WHAT DEREK AND WILLIAM SAID IS THAT, UH, IT'S A ONE-TIME COST BECAUSE, UM, THAT CURRICULUM WAS PAID FOR WITH CITY FUNDS, AND THEREFORE BECAUSE OF THAT, THAT BECOMES PROPERTY OF THE, THAT BECOMES IP OF THE, THE CITY NOW, RIGHT? AND SO ANY CURRICULUM THAT'S CREATED, UH, USING CITY FUNDS COULD IN FACT BE REUSED, UH, TIME AND TIME AGAIN TO JUST KEEP REVAMPING THE PROGRAM.

I, I SUPPOSE THAT THE ONLY ADDITIONAL COST WOULD BE, UM, IF YOU CREATED CURRICULUM FOR DIFFERENT SUBJECT MATTER ALONG THE WAY, RIGHT? BUT, BUT IT, IT WOULD STILL BE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY WITH THE CITY IT IF CITY FUNDS WOULD USE, BUT THAT WOULD BE THE ONLY SCENARIO, WHICH THERE WILL BE DUPLICATE COSTS, IF YOU WANNA CALL IT THAT.

RIGHT.

OKAY.

OKAY.

DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, UH, UH, ABOUT THAT EXPLANATION OR COMMENTS? MR. MARQUEZ? I SEE YOUR HAND.

YES.

UH, IS THIS WRITTEN ANYWHERE WHERE, IF, IF A NONPROFIT OR ORGANIZATION THAT WE GET FUNDS TO, ARE THEY AWARE OF THAT? JUST 'CAUSE I'M NOT TOO SURE IF THEY ARE AWARE OF THAT.

UM, I UNDERSTAND THE IP AND KIND OF HOW WE GET INTO SOCIAL, A PROPERTY AT THAT POINT.

BUT MY CONCERN IS OF COURSE, YOU KNOW, WE KNOW THAT STUFF NEEDS TO BE UPDATED WITH TIME MATTER AND, AND THINGS CHANGE AND LAWS AND, YOU KNOW, SO FORTH AND BEST PRACTICES.

BUT IS THAT REALLY AN ISSUE? THAT WAY THEY'RE AWARE BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, ALSO INDIVIDUALS THAT THEY MIGHT HIRE MIGHT KEEP IT AS THEIR IP.

AND THEN NOW WE MIGHT HAVE SOME ISSUES THERE.

SO, SURE.

I'M JUST CURIOUS ABOUT THAT.

THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE WILL DEFINITELY TAKE THAT TO THE CO OFFICE FOR DISCUSS, FOR DISCUSSION, UM, THAT IF WE ARE PURCHASING CURRICULUM, UH, THROUGH, IF THEY ARE USING CITY FUNDS, WHICH IS PUBLIC FUNDS TO PURCHASE CURRICULUM, AND THEN IT BECOMES A PUBLIC SOURCE.

SO WE WILL TAKE IT BACK TO THE CS OFFICE TO SEE IF THAT'S WRITTEN ANYWHERE.

BUT USUALLY YOU, RIGHT, MR. , THAT HAS BEEN THE RULE.

THERE'S ALWAYS GUIDELINES, UM, WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT FEDERAL FUNDING, STATE FUNDING, NOT ANY KIND OF PERFECT FUNDING, BUT WE'LL SEE IF THE CITY, WE'LL COME BACK, WE'LL GET BACK NEXT MONTH WITH THAT.

THANK YOU.

I HAVE A QUESTION.

THANK YOU, MR. MARQUEZ.

MR. DAWKINS.

SO, UM, UH, MY MIND IS JUST GOING THROUGH A COROLLARY THEN.

IF, IF THEY DEVELOP WHOMEVER THEY MAY BE, IF THEY DEVELOP CURRICULUM USING CITY FUNDS AND THAT, UH, IN SOME PART OR WHOLE BECOMES CITY IP, THEN IS THE AUXILIARY TRUE? WHERE IF WE USE CITY FUNDS TO FUND ANY OF THESE BUSINESSES, DO WE TAKE ON SOME LIABILITY? FOR EXAMPLE, IF WE PROVIDE ABIDE WITH FUNDS AND SOME PERSON HAS A BAD PREGNANCY EXPERIENCE, CAN THEY BRING ACTION AGAINST THE CITY? UH, BECAUSE SOME PART OF THEIR BUSINESS WAS FUNDED WITH CITY FUNDS, THERE IS LIABILITY INSURANCE REQUIRED.

THERE ARE INSURANCE THAT IS REQUIRED FOR ANYONE THAT DOES, AND WE HAVE A RISK ASSESSMENT THAT THEY HAVE TO REQUIRE A CERTAIN LEVEL OF INSURANCE LIABILITY THAT WE REQUIRE ANYONE THAT WE GO INTO CONTRACT WITH.

SO OUR RISK ASSESSMENT WILL BE ABLE TO TELL 'EM AT THAT POINT, WHAT IS THE CITY'S RISK, AND THEN THEY TELL 'EM HOW MUCH INSURANCE THEY HAVE TO HAVE.

SO ALL OF THAT IS PART OF THE CONTRACT.

UH, BEFORE WE GO INTO A CONTRACT WITH A PARTICULAR, UH, NONPROFIT AND OR ANY ORGANIZATION, THEY HAVE TO GO THROUGH A RISK ASSESSMENT ANALYSIS AND LIABILITY INSURANCE SYSTEM.

AND IF THEY DON'T HAVE IT, IF THEY DON'T HAVE A CERTAIN AMOUNT, I MEAN, IT'S, IT'S, IT'S WELL COVERED.

THANK YOU, SIR, FOR THE QUESTION.

VERY WELL, THANK YOU.

THAT'S ALSO SOME OF THE TIMELINESS OF EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING THAT GOES THROUGH HAS TO GO THROUGH THAT PROCESS.

OKAY.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, OR FEEDBACK ABOUT ANY OF THE APPLICANTS, UM, THAT SCORED 80 AND ABOVE? IF NOT, I'M HEARING NONE.

SO WHAT WE'LL DO NOW IS WE WILL, UH, ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO APPROVE, UH, EACH ONE OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS AT THE RECOMMENDED AMOUNTS, AND THEN WE WOULD GO BACK AND HAVE DISCUSSION ABOUT ADDITIONAL FUNDING OF THE SURPLUS OF $22,000, UH, IF THE BOARD WANTS TO ALLOCATE ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO ANY OF, UH, THESE THREE ORGANIZATIONS OR, OR ANY THAT ARE APPROVED.

OKAY? SO, UH, IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE? UH, LET'S, LET'S GO THROUGH THESE ONE AT A TIME.

IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE? I LOOK LIKE LOVE AT THE RECOMMENDED AMOUNT, AT THE REQUESTED AMOUNT.

UH, WAS THERE A MOTION?

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SO MOVED.

THIS IS DAWKINS DISTRICT 10.

UH, MOVE.

MR. DAWKINS.

IS THERE A SECOND? MS. HEARD A SECOND BY MS. PV? ALL IN FAVOR? AYE.

AYE.

ANY OPPOSED? ANY OPPOSED? OKAY.

FUNDING APPROVED FOR I LOOK LIKE LOVE.

UM, NEXT ORGANIZATION, ABIDE WOMEN'S HEALTH.

IS THERE A MOTION TO THE I MOVE REQUEST AMOUNT.

SECOND MOVED BY.

I'M SORRY, MR. MARQUEZ, UM, SECOND.

WHO WAS, WHO WAS ON THE SECOND BROOKS? MS. BROOKS? MM-HMM.

.

WE'LL, WE'LL GO WITH MS. BROOKS.

MS. BROOKS SECOND.

ALL IN FAVOR? AYE.

AYE.

AYE.

ANY OPPOSED? I'M SORRY.

ON THE FIRST ONE, I DIDN'T GET WHO FIRST AND SECOND, MR. MARQUEZ ON THE FIRST ARE, ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT ABIDE ON ABIDE? UM, I LOOK MR. DAWKINS WAS THE FIRST ON, UH, I LOOKED LIKE, I LOOKED LIKE LOVE LIKES.

MR. MARQUEZ WAS THE FIRST ON ABIDE.

WHO WAS THE SECOND ON? I LOOK LIKE LOVE.

I LOOK LIKE LOVE.

UH, THE SECOND WAS, UM, I THINK THAT WAS MS. MS. PEEVY.

WAS THAT YOU ON THE SECOND? YES.

OKAY.

AND, OKAY.

CAN I, CAN I ASK A VERY QUICK QUESTION? I WAS JUST ON THE JIM'S WEBSITE, UH, I KNOW WE'RE ABOUT TO VOTE ON THEM, AND I SAW THAT THE FIRM THAT I WORK WITH HKS IS A PARTNER.

I JUST WANNA MAKE SURE THAT I DON'T NEED TO ABSTAIN.

BRADY, THAT'S A QUESTION FOR YOU.

YES.

HI.

THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTION.

UM, IF THERE'S A PECUNIARY INTEREST, SO A FINANCIAL INTEREST THAT, UM, THAT WE DON'T MAKE ANY MONEY, WE GIVE IT.

SO, AND THEN, UM, ANY AND, AND SOMEONE WHO WOULD BE ON THE BOARD IN AN EXECUTIVE POSITION OF ONE OF THESE? UM, IF IT WAS ME OR ONE OF MY COLLEAGUES, IT WERE YOU.

OH, NO, IT'S NOT ME.

OKAY.

AND I HOPE THAT IF ANYONE HAS ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT, THANK YOU.

GREAT.

THANKS.

OKAY.

SO, UH, MR. FLANNERY, JUST TO CONFIRM, UH, MS. PEEVY IS ALL CLEAR TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS, UH, VOTE, CORRECT? YES.

THAT'S MY UNDERSTANDING.

UH, SHE'S NOT, UH, AN EXECUTIVE, UM, DECISION MAKER, UH, ON THE BOARD, NOR DOES SHE HAVE A PECUNIARY INTEREST.

RIGHT.

SEEING NODS.

PERFECT.

YEP.

OKAY.

OKAY.

VERY WELL, VERY WELL.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

UM, JIM'S CAMP, IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE JIM'S CAMP? MOTION TO APPROVE? UH, MR. UH, MOVED BY MR. LEVINE.

IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND? I SECOND.

MR. ENRIQUE SECOND.

ALL IN FAVOR? AYE.

ANY OPPOSED? AYE.

AYE.

OKAY.

JIM'S CAMP IS APPROVED AT THE, UH, RECOMMENDED AMOUNT.

UH, NOW WE'LL MOVE ON TO THE DISCUSSION ABOUT THE SURPLUS OF $22,000 AND IF THERE ARE ANY COMMENTS, FEEDBACK OR SUGGESTIONS AS TO HOW THAT MONEY SHOULD BE ALLOCATED, IF AT ALL.

UH, SO WE'LL OPEN IT UP TO DISCUSSION ON THAT.

NOW, UH, IS THERE ANY COMMENTS, QUESTIONS, OR FEEDBACK ON THAT? CAN I ASK A QUICK QUESTION? UH, WE MAY HAVE CLARIFIED THIS BEFORE, BUT IF WE DO NOT ALLOCATE THE FUNDS, DO THOSE ROLL OVER? WHAT HAPPENS TO THAT SURPLUS? IT GOES BACK INTO THE FUND, THE $6 MILLION POT, RIGHT? IT GOES BACK INTO THE SOUTH DALLAS FAIR PARK, UH, POT.

AND TO ENSURE THAT WE ALWAYS HAVE THAT $200,000 THAT WE HAD ALLOCATED, THAT WOULD WHATEVER GOES, IT GOES BACK IN TO BE A PART OF THAT 200,000 FOR THE NEXT YEAR.

I CAN I ALSO ASK THAT QUESTION, MR. KU? OH, MS. PEEVY, THAT'S GOOD QUESTION.

I ALSO NOTED THAT WITH YOUR, UH, WITH YOUR MENTION EARLIER ABOUT NOT BEING ABLE TO AWARD THREE YEARS IN A ROW, THINKING ABOUT, YOU KNOW, I DON'T EXPECT, UH, MAT MATERNAL CHALLENGES IN TEXAS TO LESSEN IN THE COMING YEARS.

UH, SO THERE IS A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY TO HELP TO SUPPORT THAT.

SO I'M PROBABLY SUGGESTING THAT WE CONSIDER GIVING SOME LARGE PORTION OF THOSE FUNDS TO ABIDE.

THANK YOU FOR THE COMMENTS, MS. PEEVEY.

SO JUST TO SUMMARIZE, WHAT YOU'RE SAYING IS THAT, UH, YOU RECOMMEND FUNDING AN ADDITIONAL AMOUNT FOR ABIDE BECAUSE THERE'S FRAMEWORKS AROUND HOW MUCH MONEY YOU CAN RECEIVE WITHIN A CERTAIN PERIOD OF TIME.

UH, MS. WILLIAMS, CAN YOU GO OVER WHAT, WHAT THOSE GUIDELINES ARE, JUST SO THAT EVERYBODY'S CLEAR ON THE MAX, UH, AWARDS, YOU KNOW, GIVEN THE TIMEFRAME, JUST SO EVERYBODY IS CLEAR ON THAT.

UH, UNDER THE PROGRAM STATEMENT, CURRENTLY THE GUIDELINES STATE THAT A, AN APPLICANT CAN APPLY FOR FUNDING TWO YEARS, I MEAN TWICE.

UH, AND, AND CONSECUTIVE AWARDED.

YEAH, AWARDED, I'M SORRY, NOT AWARDED TWO YEARS OF CONSECUTIVELY.

WE MAY HAVE TO WAIT OUT FIVE MINUTES, UH, TO BE ABLE.

AND SO THAT'S WHAT MS. SP WAS TRYING TO SUGGEST, THAT SINCE, UH, BY IF, UH, THAT

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IF THEY'RE AWARDED THIS YEAR AND APPROVED BY COUNCIL TO RECEIVE THE FUNDING, AND THEN THEY'LL AWARD IT NEXT YEAR, UH, THE THIRD YEAR, THEY WOULD NOT BE KNOWLEDGEABLE TO RECEIVE MONEY.

SO SHE'S ASKING BASED ON THAT, THAT MORTALITY RATE DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE FUNDING INCREASE OR THE ISSUE THAT ARE THERE.

WHY NOT GIVE THEM AN ADDITIONAL DOLLARS TO SERVICE AS MANY AS THEY CAN THE FIRST YEAR THAT THEY FIRST TIME MENT? CORRECT.

SO, SO JUST JUST TO PUT A BUTTON ON, SO THE, THE, THE V FUNDING, YOU, YOU CAN'T BE FUNDED MORE THAN TWO YEARS IN A ROW OR, OR TWO CONSECUTIVE, TWO CONSECUTIVE GO AROUNDS.

SO IS EVERYBODY CLEAR ON THAT? I JUST WANNA MAKE SURE EVERYBODY, UH, UNDERSTOOD, YES.

THE BASIS OF, OF, OF MS. PEEWEE'S RECOMMENDATION.

SO ARE THERE ANY OTHER COMMENTS, FEEDBACK, OR QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW, UM, THE SURPLUS IF RECOMMENDED, SHOULD BE ALLOCATED BETWEEN THE THREE APPROVED ORGANIZATIONS? OKAY, I'M HEARING NONE.

UH, SO WAS THERE A MOTION TO ALLOCATE THE SURPLUS OF $22,000 TO, I I ACTUALLY HAD A QUESTION.

MR. MARQUEZ, EXCUSE ME.

ENRIQUE ENRIQUEZ, EXCUSE ME.

UM, TAKING A LOOK AT THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF DOLLARS THAT ARE BEING AWARDED, UM, BETWEEN THE THREE ORGANIZATIONS, IT COMES TO ABOUT $87,736.

UM, WHAT ARE THE THOUGHTS AROUND PROPORTIONATELY DISTRIBUTING THE $22,000 ACROSS ALL THREE ORGANIZATIONS BASED ON HOW MUCH OF THE POT THEY'RE CURRENTLY GETTING OUTTA THAT $87,000? IF THE MATH IS DONE, UH, ACROSS THAT 37 THOU, 37% OF THOSE ADDITIONAL DOLLARS WOULD GO TO GEMS, 34% WOULD GO TO ABIDE AND 28% WOULD GO TO LOVE.

UM, THOUGHTS ON THAT AS A POTENTIAL OUTCOME? DID EVERYONE HEAR, UH, MR. ENRIQUE'S RECOMMENDATION ABOUT A PROPORTIONATE ALLOCATION OF THE FUNDS GIVEN THE PERCENTAGES? OR ARE THERE ANY THOUGHTS, COMMENTS, OR FEEDBACK ON THAT? I, I MEAN, SORRY, RAISING MY HAND, AARON PBE, UM, PBE, I, YOU KNOW, I WILL NEVER BE AGAINST WOMEN IN STEM, RIGHT? I AM A WOMAN IN STEM, AND I THINK IT'S INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT.

UM, I THINK MY LEANING TOWARDS THE OTHER TWO, UH, ORGANIZATIONS, UM, IS REALLY ABOUT THE, UM, THE TIME THAT WE LIVE IN.

BUT YOU KNOW WHAT, THAT'S, THAT IS ALSO FIGHTING AGAINST EDUCATION AND EDUCATION STANDARDS.

SO IF WE WANTED TO DO THAT, I'D BE FINE WITH THAT AS WELL.

THANK YOU, MS. PB, ARE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, OR FEEDBACK ON MR. ENRIQUE'S SUGGESTION TO FUND THE SURPLUS PROPORTIONATELY, UH, GIVEN THE PERCENTAGES THAT THEY'RE RECEIVING FROM THIS ALLOCATION? MR. LEVINE, I SEE YOUR HAND.

YEAH, I'M, I'M ALL FOR IT.

UM, ALL OF THE ORGANIZATIONS, I MEAN, THEY SOUND LIKE REALLY GREAT ORGANIZATIONS.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, IT'S KIND OF HARD TO MAKE THE DECISION.

SO, UM, I, YOU KNOW, I THINK WE'RE JUST DOING SOME GREAT WORK FOLLOWING THAT GUIDANCE THERE.

SO, UH, YOU KNOW, I'M ALL FOR IT.

IT MAKES SENSE.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS, MR. LEVINE.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, OR FEEDBACK, UH, SURROUNDING YES, UH, MS. SIMS? YES.

I JUST HAVE A QUICK QUESTION.

I MEAN, WE REQUIRE A MATCH FOR ALL OF THESE GRANTS, AND I'M ALL FOR, UM, DISTRIBUTING THE MONEY TO THEM, UM, OR, OR, YOU KNOW, GIVING THEM THE EXTRA FUNDS.

I JUST WANNA MAKE SURE THAT THEY FEEL COMFORTABLE IN MEETING WHATEVER THE MATCH IS WITH THE ADDITIONAL FUNDING.

AND I'M SURE THAT IS PROBABLY SOMETHING CHECK, UH, STAFF WILL CHECK ON AFTER THE VOTE IS MADE AND RECORDED.

I, YES, I WAS ACTUALLY JUST GETTING READY TO, TO SAY THAT WHOEVER WE GIVE IT TO, THAT WILL HAVE TO BE A PART OF THE CONVERSATION ONCE WE, UM, LET THEM KNOW THAT THEY'RE AWARDED AND THEY ACCEPT, WE'D HAVE TO UNDERSTAND IF THEY COULD MATCH THE MATCH, COULD MATCH THE OPTIONAL FUNDS.

YEAH.

THIS IS, UH, BILL DAWKINS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. ENRIQUEZ.

WELL, ONE SECOND.

MR. DAWKINS.

MR. EN, UH, MR. MARQUEZ, EXCUSE ME, I SAW YOUR HAND.

AND THEN, UH, MR. DAWKINS, YOU'RE UP NEXT.

MY QUESTION'S GONNA BE SENT RIGHT TO MS. KIMBERLY.

SO SHE, YOU GUYS, THAT WAS THE QUESTION.

SHE, SHE ASKED.

IT'S OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MR. DAWKINS.

YEAH, I, I'M, I AM ALL FOR RAT ALLOCATION AMONG THE THREE BASED ON THEIR PERCENTAGES.

UH, I THINK IT'S A GREAT IDEA AND SUGGESTION.

UM, I, I GUESS I HAD MORE OF A COMMENT THAT FOLLOWS THAT IF YOU'VE, IF YOU'VE DONE ANY STUDY OR, UH, UNDERSTANDING OF INFANT MORTALITY IN GENERAL,

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BUT ESPECIALLY AS IT APPLIES TO SOUTH DALLAS, UM, OR, OR SOUTHERN, I MEAN, IT'S, IT'S INSANE THAT IN IT'S 20 22, 20 23, 20 24, THAT WE FACE THE KIND OF INFANT MORTALITY THAT IN SOME CASES IS WORSE THAN WHAT SOME WOULD CONSIDER CONSIDER THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES.

UM, AND, AND FOR VARIOUS REASONS, RIGHT? IT, IT'S, IT'S UNDERSTANDABLE ONCE YOU DIG A LITTLE DEEPER.

UH, I'M, AS MS. PEEVY SAID, I'M ALL FOR WOMEN IN STEM AS WELL.

I MEAN, I'M MARRIED TO AN AEROSPACE ENGINEER, SO, YOU KNOW, I GET MY HEAD KICKED IN EVERY NIGHT WITH, UH, INTELLECT .

BUT, UM, I JUST THINK THAT WE ARE UNIQUELY SITUATED TO, TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, UH, HOWEVER SMALL, GIVEN THE RELATIVE SIZE OF DOLLARS.

UM, I, I'D BE FINE EITHER WAY, BUT I DID JUST WANNA SAY THAT BECAUSE I WOULD BE REMISS AND WOULD BE ABLE TO SLEEP TONIGHT IF I DIDN'T.

SO THANK YOU FOR LONGER TO SHARE THAT.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS.

MR. DAWKINS.

MR. KUMU, BOY, IS THERE A WAY TO CONSIDER, UM, A CONVERSATION WITH EACH ORGANIZATION FIRST BEFORE ALLOCATING THE FUNDS? YOU MEAN FOR THE BOARD UHHUH MEANING, UM, IF WE WE'RE REQUEST BRINGING THEM IN FOR A MEETING, UH, JUST MAKING SURE THAT THE MATCHING FUNDS, UM, IF SOMETHING THAT THEY'RE ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE.

RIGHT.

WE COULDN'T GIVE THEM THE FUNDS UNTIL THAT IS CLARIFIED.

WE COULDN'T AWARD UNTIL THAT WAS CLARIFIED, IF THEY COULD ACTUALLY MEET, BUT I BELIEVE THEY CAN, THEY HAVE SOME ORGANIZ, THEY HAVE SOME STRENGTH BEHIND THEM.

OKAY.

BUT I'M NOT SURE UNTIL I HAVE THE CONVERSATION WITH THEM.

MR. CHAIR, MAY I MAKE A RECOMMENDATION? DIRECT DIRECTOR WILLIAMS? UH, I'D LIKE TO, UH, ASK THE BOARD TO CONSIDER THIS AND ASK THE CHAIR TO CONSIDER THIS, THAT IF YOU ALL DECIDE TO GO YOUR, UH, MR. ENRIQUE RECOMMENDATION AND DURING OUR NEGOTIATION THAT WE FIND OUT THAT ONE OF THE THREE, UH, COULD NOT HAVE MATCHING FUNDS FOR THE ALLOCATION, THAT YOU WILL EMPOWER THE STAFF THEN TO BE ABLE TO NEGOTIATE FOR THOSE DOLLARS THAT IF ONE COULD NOT THEN ABLE TO GO TO WHOEVER THAT WE ARE DISCUSSING.

SO THAT GIVES US AN OPTION TO BE ABLE TO JOIN OUR NEGOTIATIONS, TO BE ABLE TO HAVE, THIS IS OPTION ONE, THIS IS OPTION TWO.

AND IF OPTION TWO DOESN'T WORK, THEN WE HAVE TO COME BACK TO THE BOARD AND SEND WELL, I CAN SEND SOMETHING TO YOU IF HAVE AN ELECTRONIC SYSTEM.

DID EVERYBODY, THAT'S JUST A RECOMMENDATION.

MR. OKAY.

OKAY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THAT SOUNDS RECOMMENDATION.

THANK YOU, MS. BROOKS.

UH, UH, MR. RODRIGUEZ, DID YOU HAVE, UH, MR. DIRECTOR, JUST SO I, UH, MAKE SURE I UNDERSTAND IN THE EVENT THAT LET'S SAY ONE OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS CAN'T, CAN'T ACCOMMODATE, THEN THE, UH, THE ALTERNATIVE WOULD BE, OKAY, UM, HOW CAN WE REPURPOSE THOSE FUNDS TO THE OTHER TWO TO SEE IF THEY CAN, IF I UNDERSTAND CORRECTLY, OR IF YOU DECIDE THAT THAT PERCENTAGE MM-HMM.

THAT ONE OF THEM COULD NOT DO THAT.

YOU WANNA, WANTED THAT ENTIRE PERCENTAGE TO GO TO THAT.

GOTCHA.

OKAY.

OR MAYBE THEY, THEY COULD DO 10%, BUT THEY COULDN'T DO THE ADDITIONAL 30 OR 34.

GOT YOU.

SO, LIKE, IN ESSENCE, HOW MUCH COULD THEY ACCOMMODATE? YOU KNOW, HAD WE HAD THIS ADDITIONAL SURPLUS FOR YOU, CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE ANY ALL OF IT? OR, OR IS THERE A PORTION OF IT THAT YOU COULD, OKAY, EXCELLENT.

IS THERE A PORTION IF YOU COULDN'T, IF YOU DECIDED IT WAS GONNA GO TO OR GYM MM-HMM.

, YOU DO IT.

BUT IF YOU DECIDE YOU WANNA