DC Fair Budget Coalition FY19 Budget and Policy Recommendation Form
FBC FY19 Budget Priority Selection Process:

In the fall of 2017, FBC's 6 Issue Groups will meet and develop FBC's FY19 Budget and Policy Recommendations.

Housing Security
Economic Justice
Food Access, Justice, and Equality
Mental and Physical Healthcare
Community Safety
Education

Every recommendation must be submitted through an Issue Group. FBC will NOT accept recommendations from individual organizations.

All form responses must be submitted at an 8th grade reading level- no acronyms, policy jargon, or legalese.

Here are resources to help you assess reading level:
https://readable.io/text/
https://datayze.com/readability-analyzer.php
http://www.hemingwayapp.com/

The form follows the FBC Decision Making Rubric (http://fairbudget.org/uploads/5/9/3/2/59324811/fbc_rubric_fy19.pdf)

Key dates and processes:
December 4th: the last and final day to submit budget recommendations;
December 11-22: Members will have learn about all of the other issue group recommendations through webinars, teleconferences, and in person education events;
Jan. 2- Jan. 16th: Members will vote on recommendations;
Mid Jan: FBC Steering Committee will finalize our platform.

About FBC and our decision making rubric:

The Fair Budget Coalition advocates for budget and public policy initiatives that seeks to address systemic social, racial and economic inequality in the District of Columbia. We work to accomplish these goals by leveraging the collective power of our member organizations and impacted community members, particularly those from Black and other communities of color. A core piece of our mission includes ensuring that the people who are most impacted by the policies for which we advocate are involved in drafting and advocating for those policies. In 2016, the Steering Committee and the staff of FBC sought to deepen our commitment to anti-racism and racial equity, including our work engaging community members in advocacy. As a result, we have developed a new set of core criteria that will guide what initiatives FBC will support. Additionally, we have created a rubric to operationalize some of the values that we hold and determine how we will measure the criteria.

Contact Stephanie Sneed (stephanie@fairbudget.org) or Monica Kamen (monica@fairbudget.org) with any additional questions.

Issue Group: *
Your answer
Point of contact (name, email address): *
Your answer
Impact of Recommendation
This measures how many people will be impacted, the depth of the impact, as well as how it is working to systematically solve the root cause of the problem.
What score did the recommendation receive on this section of the rubric? *
Summarize the policy recommendation: What program are you supporting? How much funding are you advocating for? What does the program achieve? What agency will be implementing the program?
Your answer
How does this year's funding request compare to last year's?
Who will benefit from this program? How many people will it serve? How does it fill the need?
Your answer
Does the recommendation offer improvements in service delivery?
Please explain your response:
Your answer
Will this recommendation address the root cause of the problem?
Source of Recommendation:
This measures the extent to which people who are impacted have been involved in crafting this recommendation, advocating for it, and in overseeing and evaluating programs and policies.
What score did the recommendation receive on this section of the rubric? *
Tell us a bit about the process for crafting this recommendation. Which organizations and individuals were involved?
Your answer
How did you engage impacted constituents in crafting the recommendation?
How will impacted constituents be involved in advocating for this recommendation?
How will impacted constituents be engaged in implementing or overseeing the program?
Please explain your answers to the above questions. What kind of structures and support exist to sustain engagement of impacted communities?
Your answer
Support behind the initiative:
This criterion measures whether the recommendation has broad and deep organizational support and dedicated staff time for advocacy, whether the recommendation has broad and deep community support with community members organizing around it.
What score did the recommendation receive on this section of the rubric? *
How was this issue identified?
How much staff time will be committed to moving the issue forward?
Are people being organized around the issue?
Building Power
This criterion measures whether the policy recommendation intends to shift power to Black and other marginalized communities, the campaign intends to utilize tactics that broaden support and demonstrate community power, and the leadership affords equal decision making power to impacted community members.
What score did the recommendation receive on this section of the rubric? *
What kinds of tactics will the campaign utilize to win?
How does the campaign intend to shift power to Black and other communities of color? How will elected officials feel more accountable to directly impacted communities as a result of winning this campaign?
Your answer
Racial Justice
This criterion measures the extend to which advocates/ understanding of the problem and proposed solution considers systemic racism, whether the policy recommendation advances racial justice and remedies historic inequality, and the recommendation attempts to transform policies and programs that are rooted in racist stereotypes and myths.
What score did this recommendation receive on this section of the rubric? *
What are the root causes of the problem that the policy recommendation seeks to solve?
Your answer
How will this recommendation advance racial justice in the District?
Your answer
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