Concerning the External Agency Fund – Fiscal Year 2020

This year, the Mayor’s total recommended budget amount for both Community Services and Arts is $1.3 million, a 27.78% reduction from last year’s $1.8 Million, the number used by the panels which scored applications. The Mayor’s recommended budget does not include specific allocations.

To begin the review process, the Chair and Vice Chair of the Metro Council’s Budget Committee and Council members who served on the two panels have applied the 27.78% reduction to last year’s Community Services and Arts funding, resulting in a pool of $938,900 for Community Services and $361,100 for Arts.

Allocations made by the panels in each category were then reduced by 27.78% and rounded to the nearest $100. The results are shown on the attached documents: Community Services and Arts.

These are tentative allocations and they may be changed by the Metro Council before the budget is adopted in late June.


The public will have 3 (three) opportunities to comment on the proposed FY 2019-2020 Capital and Operating Budgets: on May 7, beginning at 6:15 pm, May 16 at 6:00 pm and May 20 at 6:00 pm, in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 601 West Jefferson Street.

Signups for those wishing to address the Budget Committee begin one hour prior to the start of the meetings in the 1st floor conference room, City Hall.

The Budget Committee requests that External Agencies have only one speaker. External agency applicants are strongly encouraged to speak at the May 7 meeting, if they wish to speak at all (it is not required). No External Agency applicants may speak at the May 20 meeting. Speakers will only be allotted 3 minutes to speak and will be heard in the order in which they signed up.

Speakers may use the Sixth Street entrance to Historic City Hall.

Louisville Metro representatives will begin their testimony on External Agencies at 5:30 pm on May 7.


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