The opportunity details mention application scoring. What does this mean?
  • Funding recommendations are made by the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC), which reviews annual applications and provides recommendations to City Council.
  • City staff will first review your application for completeness and organizational capacity. Incomplete applications will not move forward in the review process. 
  • Following staff review, CAC Members will review and score Federal (CDBG and HOME) applications based on Need and Impact. 
  • Five questions will be scored based on addressing Community Need and Community Engagement. Scores are provided on a scale. Highest possible score available is 25 points. 
  • An example of a scoring rubric is below: 
    1. 0 - No funding recommended.
    2. 1 - If application receives funding, I would recommend it at a significantly reduced amount.
    3. 3 - Would recommend funding at reduced ask, cannot elevate for strong funding recommendation.
    4. 5 - Strongly recommend funding at full ask.
  • Following reviews and scores from Committee members, a public hearing will be held for funding discussions and recommendations. Formal adoption on funding awards will occur during City Council action through resolution.

Please note that only Federal applications are scored by the CAC. Human Needs and AHTF applications are reviewed by the CAC, but not scored by the committee.

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1. What is AmpliFund?
2. What is the difference between AmpliFund and the AmpliFund ZenDesk?
3. How do I register to be an applicant on AmpliFund?
4. Is the Applicant Portal different from the Applicant AmpliFund Award Account?
5. How do I translate the AmpliFund website into my spoken language?
6. The opportunity details mention application scoring. What does this mean?
7. Why can’t I create my own budget categories?
8. What is the "Authorization to Request Funds" in the required Attachments?
9. What is the "Designation of Authorized Official" in the Attachments?
10. The budget asks for a ‘match’. What does this mean?
11. My application is complete but I am having trouble submitting it.
12. What happens if I notice a mistake on my application after it has been submitted?