CSAC Application Process
Commission Members are jointly appointed by
Pueblo County and the City of Pueblo
Conflict of Interest
In the interest of establishing a unified process of allocating public funding to non-profit community service agencies that is consistent, objective, and accountable, no voting member or their relative shall be an employee or board member of a community service agency receiving or applying for funding nor shall they be an employee of the City or County or any affiliated entity.
For the purposes of this policy, a relative is any person who is related by blood or marriage, or whose relationship with the employee is similar to that of persons who are related by blood or marriage. Applicant will not take part in the process of evaluating applications or proposals and shall abstain from voting to approve or disapprove of the proposals, nor participate in any evaluation, assessment or review of a grantee's operations of any agency that the applicant may have a conflict of interest.
Applicant shall disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest.
Roles and Responsibilities of the Advisory Commission
- Study the needs of the community in the areas of health and human services; recreation programs/services; arts and cultural programs/services; and economic development.
- Meet monthly to review data and reports from the Census which pertain to the City and the County areas of Pueblo; review and discuss existing plans, including the Human Investment Plan and the Boyles Report, to more fully understand the needs of Pueblo residents and discuss strategies to meet those needs.
- Study the program plans and budgets of the presently funded agencies (funded by the City, the County, and the United Way).
- Make on-site visits to the presently funded agencies, evaluating the programs and services being delivered.
- Work with the professional staff team to review and analyze proposals that are submitted to the "Pueblo County and City of Pueblo Partnership" during the annual Request for Proposal (RFP) process, including conducting interviews of agencies (agency board members and staff) who are submitting proposals.
- Make final recommendations to the city and county officials for funding consideration on an annual basis, or as needed, in an emergency situation.
- Keep the public officials informed of their work through monthly or quarterly reports and minutes of meetings. Meet with the city and county officials annually during the budget sessions to give recommendations and answer questions.
- Work on other issues and projects as assigned to them by the public officials.
The Community Services Advisory Commission shall meet on a regular monthly basis, and shall additionally meet on a more frequent basis during the annual Request for Funding process to allow the Commission time to evaluate and make recommendations for funding allocations to community non-profits. Meetings will be held at the offices of the Historic Courthouse, 215 W 10th Street, Room 305. The Commission shall set meeting times in advance, with agendas and information mailed to Commission members prior to scheduling meetings.
For additional information please contact: Meg Scarlett, (719) 583-4553.