The city has over the years funded ten social service agencies. UFM withdrew their tax dollar grant request of $3000 for this year. The SSAB presented the commission with a 2014 request to fund the ten agencies at $381,400. In 2013 the agencies were funded at $354,920. SSAB has requested a 7.46% increase over last year’s funding. Some of the agencies like Kansas Legal Services were recommended to receive a 26% increase over 2013 levels. The SSAB budget contains a $26,400 increase over budget year 2013. The SSAB budget should be limited to a 1.7% increase. With the withdrawal of the UFM request, $3,000 has been eliminated. This reduces the increase to $23,400 or 6.2%. If the remaining nine agencies are limited to a 1.7% increase the funding for SSAB will increase to $360,953. This will result in a savings of $17,446.
See the files below for the specfic SSAB options and the UFM letter.