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File #: 21-0102    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Miscellaneous Item of Business Status: Approved
File created: 12/17/2020 In control: FPD Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 1/26/2021 Final action: 1/26/2021
Title: PROPOSED MISCELLANEOUS ITEM OF BUSINESS Department: Department of Conservation and Experiential Programming Programming Good(s) or Service(s): Programming Partnerships Fiscal Impact: $100,000.00 Accounts: Special Events 51001.520635; Supplies and Material 51001.53190; various other grant funds Summary: The Forest Preserves of Cook County (the "Forest Preserves") requests authorization for the General Superintendent or a designee to have discretionary spending up to $100,000.00 through the remainder of 2021 to support educational, recreational and community engagement program services with a variety of program partners, including, but not limited to, artists, arts groups, youth development groups, program trainers, curriculum development facilitators, and cultural groups. These program partners would be selected through the Forest Preserves' Event and Program Partnership application. This Event and Program Partnership application is listed on the Forest Preserves' website at fp...
Indexes: ARNOLD RANDALL, General Superintendent
Related files: 20-0019, 22-0002

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PROPOSED MISCELLANEOUS ITEM OF BUSINESS

 

Department:   Department of Conservation and Experiential Programming

 

Programming Good(s) or Service(s): Programming Partnerships

 

Fiscal Impact: $100,000.00

 

Accounts: Special Events 51001.520635; Supplies and Material 51001.53190; various other grant funds

 

Summary:  The Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) requests authorization for the General Superintendent or a designee to have discretionary spending up to $100,000.00 through the remainder of 2021 to support educational, recreational and community engagement program services with a variety of program partners, including, but not limited to, artists, arts groups, youth development groups, program trainers, curriculum development facilitators, and cultural groups. These program partners would be selected through the Forest Preserves’ Event and Program Partnership application. This Event and Program Partnership application is listed on the Forest Preserves’ website at fpdcc.com/about/doing-business-partnerships/programming-partnerships/#proposals and will be marketed through various Forest Preserves avenues. Program partners could be selected for one (1) event or a series of events; but would not be engaged for periods of more than one (1) year. Individual contract payment amounts would not exceed $5,000.00. The program partnerships would be proposed or vetted by the Forest Preserves’ Conservation and Experiential Programming team and selected based on community involvement; ability to provide the service; ability to bring a unique program concept to the Forest Preserves; ability and interest to connect with the Forest Preserves’ mission and vision; ability to serve a community impacted by racial and other inequities; ability to support Forest Preserves’ grant programs; price; and ability to bring a new audience to the Forest Preserves. This program strategy complements the goals of the Next Century Conservation Plan, to connect more people with nature and to make the Forest Preserves more welcoming and accessible. Due to COVID no Programming Partnerships were developed through this process in 2020.

 

Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item.

 

District(s):   Districtwide

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