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About Agency Review

One of the most public roles of Tempe Community Council (TCC) for nearly 30 years has been to distribute human services funds on behalf of the City of Tempe, known as “Agency Review.”

What makes this process unique – a true community effort – and much more than simply a grant process, is that TCC mobilizes interested volunteers, who work and/or live in Tempe, to bring Agency Review a human touch. For the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014/15 cycle (click for packet), TCC worked with 51 volunteers, who dedicated an estimated 20 hours each over a three month period, to reading and evaluating human services proposals, interviewing respective agencies and making funding recommendations to the City Council.  This process is arduous, eye-opening, complex and rewarding for everyone involved.

Information for Volunteers

Help Us Support Our Mission.  TCC is seeking volunteers interested in participating in this review process.The time commitment includes three to four days over a three month time period in addition to proposal reading time.

If you are interested in participating in this volunteer experience and live or work in Tempe, please use our contact us page, email TCC Community Impact Manager Caterina Mena at caterina_mena@tempe.gov, or click for an informational packet. Agency Review is a valuable experience which provides a unique perspective on the needs of our community.

In addition to volunteering for Agency Review, please see our other volunteer experiences.

Helpful Links

Information for Applicant Agencies

Please see FY 2015/16 Timeline and the Policies & Procedures link.
Agency Packet
Agency Contact Form