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File #: 22-0002    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Miscellaneous Item of Business Status: Approved
File created: 12/14/2021 In control: FPD Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 1/11/2022 Final action: 1/11/2022
Title: PROPOSED MISCELLANEOUS ITEM OF BUSINESS Department: Department of Conservation and Experiential Programming 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 2022 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 process. This Event and Program Partnership application is listed on the Forest Preserves' website on the Doing Business and Partnership page and will be marketed through various Forest Preserves avenues. Program Partnerships may extend into the 2023 fiscal year depending on the prog...
Indexes: ARNOLD RANDALL, General Superintendent
Attachments: 1. Program and Event Partnership Application, 2. 2021 memo cep discretionary spending
Related files: 21-0102
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PROPOSED MISCELLANEOUS ITEM OF BUSINESS

Department: Department of Conservation and Experiential Programming

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 2022 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 process. This Event and Program Partnership application is listed on the Forest Preserves' website on the Doing Business and Partnership page and will be marketed through various Forest Preserves avenues. Program Partnerships may extend into the 2023 fiscal year depending on the program proposal but would not exceed twelve (12) consecutive months. Individual contracts 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. A report on partnership contracts and activities funded through this process in 2021 is attached.

Programming Good(s) or Service(s): Programming Partnershi...

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