Chattanooga
Budgeting for Outcomes

Thank you for your participation in the FY17 Budgeting for Outcomes process!

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The Budgeting for Outcomes (BFO) process builds the City of Chattanooga's budget from the ground up. BFO is designed to support transparency, accountability, and collaboration so that we can produce a budget that embodies our community values.

This site serves as a resource as you work towards submitting a budget offer.

Pre-submissions are currently being reviewed. Feedback will be released 12/16/16.

Initial Offers will be released 12/16/16. They are due 1/20/17.

BFO Trainings Calendar

Whether you are a first-time offer writer or BFO veteran, we want to offer training opportunities that will help you understand the BFO process and submit a strong offer. See training opportunities below and RSVP. For specific training related questions, email Tyna at thector@chattanooga.gov.

Performance Measurement Hands-On Workshop

Where:  Edney Building 5th Floor, 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

When:

Thursday, January 5th from 2:30 - 4:30 (RSVP)

Monday. January 9th from 2:30 - 4:30 (RSVP)

Why: Join us for a hands on workshop to finalize your performance measures. Now that you have gone through the performance management training sessions and spent some time on your offers, these workshops are there to provide the space and time for you to craft the right performance measures, be successful evaluating your offer's performance throughout the year, and ultimately your desired outcomes.

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The Budgeting for Outcomes Process

The Budgeting for Outcomes process aims to provide you - our budget offer writers - the opportunity to make an impact on how we serve Chattanoogans. This is the perfect time for you to step back, think about the impact you'd like to have, submit an awesome offer, and then build a plan to achieve those outcomes.

We've streamlined the BFO process based on your feedback from previous years. Our team is with you every step of the way, supporting your work and making sure you have the resources, guidance and tools to be successful.

Building the best mid-size city in America.

The City of Chattanooga is relentlessly focused on the priorities of our residents: safer streets, stronger neighborhoods, a growing economy, smarter students & stronger families, and a high performing government.

These priorities have been elevated with an eye toward effectiveness. And through the innovative BFO process, we can ensure each dollar is justified based on how it delivers results to constituents.

Growing our Local Economy

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High Performing Government

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Stronger Neighborhoods

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Smarter Students & Stronger Families

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A Budget Built on Collaboration

Budgeting for Outcomes is about focusing city resources on achieving results for our citizens. A successful offer:
 
  • reflects citizen priorities.
  • outlines tactics and resources to accomplish goals.
  • demonstrates collaboration between different departments, organizations, and agencies.
  • includes clear and measurable outcomes.

 

While not every offer will receive funding from the City of Chattanooga, the BFO process provides valuable feedback and peer discussion to help budget offer writers take a good idea and make it actionable.

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