New Human Services Partnership Planning

New Human Services Partnership Planning

After 10 years, the Washtenaw Coordinated Funding Partnership has ended. We are proud of the work done by Coordinated Funding (or COFU), and also excited for the opportunity to re-envision Human Services partnership in service of equity, and focused on addressing racism, poverty and trauma.

As we work through a process over the summer of 2021, we want to make information and resources available to partners and community to provide access to information, as well as opportunities to engage and inform the process.

This webpage will evolve as the process evolves, so please check regularly for updates including ways to participate.

Main Goals with New Human Services Partners:

  • Incorporate Equity into the process
  • Focus on addressing Poverty Racism and Trauma
  • Incorporate lessons learned from COVID-19 response
  • Ease of process – for applicants and staff

General Timeline

June 2021

  • County and City leadership will be meeting separately and then together to ensure that their values, goals and norms for the new process

July 2021

  • Community Sessions will be scheduled for previous grantees, community partners and other stakeholders to provide feedback, perspective and input to the process. Sessions are expected to be held via Zoom, but we hope to have at least one in-person session
  • County and City leadership will invite in United Way and St. Joseph’s Ann Arbor to talk about joining in the Human Services partnership, and if the values, goals and norms fit together to make a new Human Services Partnership

August 2021

  • Leadership team meetings and finalization of process
  • Initial application process expected to start late August/Early September

Best Practices in Other Communities & Additional Resources