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Definitely Fund = No question, UWMM should fund this program.
Maybe Fund = I think UWMM should fund this program, but I have outstanding questions.
Maybe Don’t Fund = I don’t think UWMM should fund this program, because I have outstanding concerns.
Don’t Fund = UWMM should not fund this program.

Rachel Grant

Definitely Fund

Rachel Grant

Definitely Fund

Rachel Grant

Maybe Fund

Maybe fund half? While this is a valuable program, it would still continue with less funding from UWMM.

Rachel Grant

Maybe Fund

While this seems like a great program to develop, I worry that it may not be sustainable and the organization may not be able to keep up with the demand for the service. Maybe fund half?

Rachel Grant

Definitely Fund

Rachel Grant

Maybe Fund

Rachel Grant

Definitely Fund

Rachel Grant

Definitely Fund

Rachel Grant

Maybe Fund

Rachel Grant

Maybe Fund

Rachel Grant

Maybe Fund

Rachel Grant

Definitely Fund

Rachel Grant

Maybe Fund

Rachel Grant

Definitely Fund

Rachel Grant

Maybe Fund

Maybe fund half? I am concerned that it took 4 calls to get a response!

Rachel Grant

Definitely Fund

Rachel Grant

Definitely Fund

Rachel Grant

Definitely Fund

Agree- fund at $3000

Rachel Grant

Definitely Fund

Leon Duff/Ann Lindeman

Definitely Fund

Leon Duff/Ann Lindeman

Definitely Fund

We would support George’s recommendation depending on what we up with for funds.

Leon Duff/Ann Lindeman

Maybe Fund

Leon Duff/Ann Lindeman

Definitely Fund

Leon Duff/Ann Lindeman

Definitely Fund

Leon Duff/Ann Lindeman

Definitely Fund

Leon Duff/Ann Lindeman

Definitely Fund

Leon Duff/Ann Lindeman

Definitely Fund

Leon Duff/Ann Lindeman

Definitely Fund

Leon Duff/Ann Lindeman

Maybe Fund

Leon Duff/Ann Lindeman

Definitely Fund

Leon Duff/Ann Lindeman

Maybe Fund

Leon Duff/Ann Lindeman

Definitely Fund

Leon Duff/Ann Lindeman

Definitely Fund

Leon Duff/Ann Lindeman

Definitely Fund

Leon Duff/Ann Lindeman

Definitely Fund

Leon Duff/Ann Lindeman

Definitely Fund

Leon Duff/Ann Lindeman

Definitely Fund

Leon Duff/Ann Lindeman

Maybe Fund

Rachel Grant

Maybe Fund

Rachel Grant

Definitely Fund

Susan Roy

Definitely Fund

Susan Roy

Definitely Fund

Jackie Dalton

Definitely Fund

Jackie Dalton

Definitely Fund

Jackie Dalton

Maybe Fund

Hospice Volunteers of Somerset County is requesting a $3000 increase over last year to expand their program at a time when UW has fewer funds. I would like to discuss the increase compared with other program requests. The program certainly is worthwhile, and leaving it at the $12000 amount for last year would be helpful to them considering the changes they are going through.

Jackie Dalton

Definitely Fund

Jackie Dalton

Definitely Fund

Jackie Dalton

Maybe Fund

Should fund, but not necessarily at requested level. agree with George for $3500 level

Jackie Dalton

Definitely Fund

Jackie Dalton

Definitely Fund

Jackie Dalton

Definitely Fund

Jackie Dalton

Definitely Fund

Rick Dorian

Maybe Fund

Although the need for both ASP and SEP is clear, what isn’t clear is what combination of donations and other funding the AYC receives might also be available to help fill any shortfalls from this program. Are there surpluses in other programs/activities that might help fill this gap? Unlike many other agencies, the AYC has an extremely successful fundraising program and donor base.

Rick Dorian

Maybe Fund

Good recommendations. The AYC has a very well established development/fundraising program with a strong donor base, unlike most funding requests. I agree at a reduced level of funding.

Rick Dorian

Maybe Fund

I’m finding the request a bit confusing. Although there’s a description to develop a ‘Center on Grieving’, it would also appear that this funding request would support their on-going hospice volunteer operational activities. I’d support holding funding at the same levels without an increase.

Rick Dorian

Definitely Fund

Rick Dorian

Definitely Fund

Rick Dorian

Definitely Fund

Rick Dorian

Maybe Fund

Although the support and helpfulness of this program is clear, it would be useful to know what other sources of funding that this program has. What will make up the increased funding for the expanded budget? Is this an increased request from last year? Are there other ways this program could find grants or other funding?

Rick Dorian

Definitely Fund

Rick Dorian

Definitely Fund

This is a wonderful model program. Thanks to KVCAP for being the leaders to convene these conversations on how the community can help.

Rick Dorian

Definitely Fund

Rick Dorian

Definitely Fund

Rick Dorian

Definitely Fund

Rick Dorian

Definitely Fund

Rick Dorian

Definitely Fund

KVCAP has a model program that is urgently needed. This is a great investment to educate all young people.

Rick Dorian

Definitely Fund

This is a vital community need.

Rick Dorian

Maybe Fund

It’s not clear if this is a funding request for Goodwill Hinckley or one of its partners providing the educational/clinical components. This type of model program should have a variety of other funding partners: sending schools/Maine DOE/Maine DHHS/Corrections. What other funding is available and why are they seeking funding from UWMM? I’d support funding half without extra funding information.

Rick Dorian

Definitely Fund

Rick Dorian

Definitely Fund

This is an essential early intervention program.

Rick Dorian

Definitely Fund

This is an essential basic need. Thankfully, this program will help serve many that have no other options.

Rick Dorian

Maybe Fund

Although this program clearly meets a growing need in our community, the AYC has a very large donor base and fundraising operation. They had particularly raised a large amount for this program. What is the portion of unmet need? Are there other donations at AYC that could be applied to help fill this new request vs. drawing from UWMM limited funding?

Rick Dorian

Definitely Fund

This is a vital program for so many to get to many needed appointments. Great service that is extremely well managed.

Susan Roy

Definitely Fund

This is great program and a much needed program in Central Maine.

Michelle Cesare

Definitely Fund

Susan Roy

Definitely Fund

Susan Roy

Definitely Fund

This service is greatly needed in our community!

Susan Roy

Definitely Fund

Michelle Cesare

Maybe Fund

Michelle Cesare

Maybe Fund

Michelle Cesare

Definitely Fund

Michelle Cesare

Definitely Fund

Susan Roy

Definitely Fund

Michelle Cesare

Definitely Fund

Michelle Cesare

Definitely Fund

Michelle Cesare

Definitely Fund

Michelle Cesare

Definitely Fund

Cheryl flewelling

Maybe Fund

Good program but they have a lot of funding and other opportunities for funding.
Partially fund

Cheryl flewelling

Maybe Fund

Good progra. They have significant other resources. Agree with partial funding.

Cheryl flewelling

Maybe Fund

Partially fund $10k

Cheryl Flewelling

Definitely Fund

Cheryl Flewelling

Definitely Fund

Covers our whole service area with this sustainable efficient program. Matching funds so HE’s funds are amplified.

Cheryl Flewelling

Maybe Fund

Partial fund at $15k.
Hey have a successful program by have other funders now too.

Cheryl Flewelling

Maybe Fund

Partially fund.

Cheryl flewelling

Definitely Fund

Fully fund this unique program that is the last step for a lot of people.

Cheryl Flewelling

Definitely Fund

Cheryl flewelling

Definitely Fund

This program sounds like a good bridge to other services.

Cheryl Flewelling

Definitely Fund

Serves 27 communities
Unique program

Cheryl flewelling

Definitely Fund

I like the program but there is a lot of attention to this issue and they could we use other funding.
Partially fund

Cheryl Flewelling

Definitely Fund

This program is more than the meals and could be a bridge program to other programs for the recipients. However I think the amount is too much for our budget so I would partially.

Cheryl flewelling

Maybe Fund

Cheryl Flewelling

Definitely Fund

They have enough conviction in the program that they cut back other funding requests.
Totally funded by UW.

Cheryl flewelling

Definitely Fund

Cheryl Flewelling

Maybe Fund

Partial

Cheryl flewelling

Definitely Fund

Cheryl Flewelling

Definitely Fund

Cheryl flewelling

Definitely Fund

Cheryl Flewelling

Maybe Fund

Good program but serves only 10 children. Partially fund

Cheryl flewelling

Definitely Fund

Cheryl Flewelling

Maybe Fund

Partial funding

Cheryl flewelling

Definitely Fund

Great program. Funding is matched by federal funds. Fills a major need in our community.

Jackie Dalton

Definitely Fund

Jackie Dalton

Definitely Fund

Jackie Dalton

Definitely Fund

With UW tight budget, may want to consider going with $3000 of last year rather than $5000 requested this year.

Jackie Dalton

Definitely Fund

With UW tight budget, increasing Meals on Wheels from $14,000 to $18,000 might be something we can’t do at this time, even though there is a need for more from the Meals on Wheels project.

Jackie Dalton

Definitely Fund

James Wood

Maybe Fund

Important program however I also have to agree that we do need to take into account the other areas of funding the AYC has given the tighter budget we are working with. Partially fund at $15,000?

James Wood

Maybe Don’t Fund

I am concerned with the amount of children able to attend camp with the funding requested. Could we use that money better elsewhere to impact more people in our service area?

James Wood

Definitely Fund

James Wood

Definitely Fund

James Wood

Maybe Fund

Where did they come up with $22,000? Could they make up funding elsewhere? KVCAP has 5 other programs that they applied for funding with a total request of over $55,000. I would support partial funding of this program

James Wood

Definitely Fund

James Wood

Definitely Fund

Excellent program. People using this service have worked incredibly hard to get to this point.

James Wood

Definitely Fund

Susan Roy

Maybe Fund

Susan Roy

Definitely Fund

Michelle Cesare

Maybe Fund

Michelle Cesare

Maybe Fund

Michelle Cesare

Definitely Fund

Michelle Cesare

Definitely Fund

Michelle Cesare

Definitely Fund

Robert Dahlgren

Definitely Fund

Well-managed, with clear objectives and measures. Fits in with a couple of focus areas.

Robert Dahlgren

Maybe Fund

Agree with some other comments – tremendously important, fits with UWMM focus areas, but would want to know more about budget, matches from other sources.

Robert Dahlgren

Definitely Fund

Robert Dahlgren

Maybe Fund

Generally, these appear to be services that are not otherwise available in Somerset, and meet specific focus areas for UWMM. Questions are about sustainability if there are dependencies on transportation, staffing. Also unclear whether this program serves only 10 clients in total or if there are 10 spots per period (day/week/month/year)? No clear measurements in place to help measure impact or outcomes of program.

Robert Dahlgren

Definitely Fund

Appears to be able to solve problems with continuity that other programs have trouble with – curious if there is any sort of knowledge sharing among the 5 pre-k programs?

Robert Dahlgren

Definitely Fund

This is such a success story. Many lives will be impacted positively by this program. Great inter-agency coordination.

Robert Dahlgren

Maybe Fund

Important service. The Day One website provides some answers to outstanding questions, including whether or not the program has any oversight. This seems an incomplete application and it’s difficult to recommend funding without more info about service area, staffing, relationship with Hinckley, other sources of funding, measurements of success.

Robert Dahlgren

Definitely Fund

Fills gaps in services, and covers entire UWMM service area. Recommend funding for full amount.

Robert Dahlgren

Definitely Fund

UWMM is only source of funding. KVCAP is a provider of many services and if they identify this is an essential program, worth cutting other funding requests for, that’s worth UWMM attention.

Robert Dahlgren

Definitely Fund

Fills gaps other services don’t provide, and sister to a program by the same agency that I definitely recommend funding. I’m curious about the ask – this request is 50% higher than a similar service (provided to a different demographic) by KVCAP. Perhaps other funding sources make up the difference. Perhaps a partial fund?

Robert Dahlgren

Maybe Fund

This is not a large ask. The question I have is whether these services are also available elsewhere, and what the impact of this program is?

Robert Dahlgren

Definitely Fund

I agree with others asking the question about potentially partially funding?

Robert Dahlgren

Definitely Fund

Strong proponent of this service, and this agency. They’ve historically shown great ability to overcome hurdles and demonstrate measurable outcomes for their clients.

Robert Dahlgren

Definitely Fund

Agree with others – this is an important service and one that’s getting a lot of attention, justifiably. I’m unclear on whether the service is unique in the service area. Knowing that might help make a recommendation for full or partial funding.

Robert Dahlgren

Maybe Fund

Recommend funding with the caveat that we could rescind funding if the contract with the state of Maine is not renewed. Perhaps with some follow up questions we can clarify the ‘difference made’ measurement.

Robert Dahlgren

Maybe Fund

Important services – no question about that, and some clear impact for the good. Would like to hear more about why the State decided to put the contract out for bid in 2018. Was that a concern over capability or some other requirement that’s not quality related? $5000 seems a relatively small amount for a service of this size. There are other sources of funding – what does the UWMM money provide that the program wouldn’t otherwise receive?

Robert Dahlgren

Definitely Fund

Unique services. Clear the UWMM funds have an impact on quality of service.

Robert Dahlgren

Definitely Fund

This is the only program applying for ‘Financial Stability’.

Jackie Dalton

Maybe Don’t Fund

With the tight UW budget this year, we have to think about the impact of not funding some requests and UW’s portion seems so small that the impact of no UW funding seems small, too.

George Coleman

Definitely Fund

Hold @ $12K

George Coleman

Definitely Fund

I echo James’ comments

Jackie Dalton

Definitely Fund

George Coleman

Definitely Fund

A bargain

George Coleman

Definitely Fund

Jackie Dalton

Definitely Fund

George Coleman

Definitely Fund

Definitely fund, but at reduced level given our $$ limitation.

George Coleman

Definitely Fund

Definitely fund, but not at full request.

George Coleman

Definitely Fund

Jackie Dalton

Maybe Fund

George Coleman

Definitely Fund

George Coleman

Definitely Fund

George Coleman

Definitely Fund

Very good program, but we are limited, so recommend proportional reduction. I occasionally whistle in the wind, but MAYBE as I continue to work down the list I’ll run across a significant “Don’t Fund” that will permit some increases elsewhere.

George Coleman

Don’t Fund

George Coleman

Definitely Fund

Fund, but at lower level.

George Coleman

Definitely Fund

George Coleman

Definitely Fund

Fund but at reduced level. $15K would provide an “additional” $1K

George Coleman

Maybe Fund

On the fence on this one. A very small ask, so not a great impact on our funds.

Jackie Dalton

Maybe Fund

$15,000 for a new program to UW funding may be a bit high given UW’s tight budget this year, worthy program, but perhaps just partially funding.

George Coleman

Definitely Fund

I tend to favor programs that have direct impact on youth.

Jackie Dalton

Definitely Fund

George Coleman

Definitely Fund

George Coleman

Definitely Fund

Fund, but for $3500?

George Coleman

Definitely Fund

$12K?

Jackie Dalton

Definitely Fund

George Coleman

Definitely Fund

George Coleman

Definitely Fund

George Coleman

Definitely Fund

$4K?

George Coleman

Definitely Fund

$15K?

George Coleman

Definitely Fund

$3K?

George Coleman

Definitely Fund

Jackie Dalton

Definitely Fund

Early intervention is so important and they are really working at improving number of children helped – would hope to fully fund, but may need to partially fund due to UW tight budget.

Jackie Dalton

Definitely Fund

Susan Roy

Definitely Fund

Maybe fund at a lower level because there is less money to go around.

Susan Roy

Definitely Fund

Jackie Dalton

Maybe Fund

With UW tight budget, may not want to start new funding. What would be the impact on the program if UW did not fund it?

Susan Roy

Maybe Don’t Fund

Jackie Dalton

Definitely Fund

Susan Roy

Maybe Fund

It sounds like a needed program. My only concern is if these services can be obtained elsewhere.

Susan Roy

Definitely Fund

Susan Roy

Maybe Fund

Susan Roy

Definitely Fund

Susan Roy

Definitely Fund

Susan Roy

Maybe Fund

Partial funding

Susan Roy

Definitely Fund

Maybe fund at a lower level.

Susan Roy

Definitely Fund

Susan Roy

Definitely Fund

Susan Roy

Maybe Fund

I would like to know more about the 10 spots.

Rick Dorian

Maybe Don’t Fund

Rick Dorian

Definitely Fund

This is a highly cost-effective model of support.

Rick Dorian

Definitely Fund

Perhaps half-funding for year one.

Robert Dahlgren

Maybe Fund

Important service. Curious to hear what the current community reach is and where the additional funds would allow for additional reach? How does the program continue to stay afloat if it operates at a loss?

Robert Dahlgren

Definitely Fund

Partially fund? This is such an important service. Appears to be a well run program, but concerned with apparent lack of measures to evaluate effectiveness, for a sum that is on the higher end of requests. For example, do counselling, career development, etc. help people transition into permanent housing?

Robert Dahlgren

Definitely Fund

Definitely fund, but perhaps at a partial rate? Love to see a program that has goals and objectives, and executes well in achieving them. This program is requesting the largest sum from UWMM.

Robert Dahlgren

Definitely Fund

Interesting collaboration among important services.

Robert Dahlgren

Maybe Fund

Unclear whether this is funding for a new program? If so, how are other programs funded – I don’t see applications for those in this set of applications. Or is the Center on Grieving a new service added to the existing services in the program. It sounds like UWMM has funded this in the past.

Robert Dahlgren

Maybe Don’t Fund

This seems an important service. I would want to know how many grants a full fund vs a partial fund would allow? Others have mentioned other funding sources and I’d want to know more about those.

Robert Dahlgren

Maybe Don’t Fund

Important program. Appears to be well run. I don’t have concerns there. I guess in general I have concerns with a recurring theme I see in AYC applications that there are other sources of funding and that UWMM funds may be better focused on programs that don’t have the resources that AYC might have. I need to understand that better.