Chattanooga Budgeting for Outcomes

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.

BFO FY19 Events

november, 2017

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8nov2:30 pm- 3:30 pmFY19 Budgeting for Outcomes Kickoff Information Session--MAKEUP SESSIONBFO Kickoff Information Session2:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET City Council ChambersEvent Organized By: Mayor Andy BerkeEvent Type:City EventActivity Type:BFO FY19,Info/Education EventDepartment:Mayor OfficeProject/Initiative:BFO

20nov5:00 pm- 6:30 pmCitizen Budget Input Session #15:00 pm - 6:30 pm Kingdom Center, 730 E MLKing Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37403Event Organized By: Mayor Andy BerkeActivity Type:BFO FY19

27nov5:00 pm- 6:30 pmCitizen Budget Input Session #25:00 pm - 6:30 pm Hixson YFD Center, 5400 School Drive, Hixson, TN 37343Event Organized By: Mayor Andy BerkeActivity Type:BFO FY19

30nov5:00 pm- 6:30 pmCitizen Budget Input Session #35:00 pm - 6:30 pm Family Justice Center, 5705 Uptain Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37411Event Organized By: Mayor Andy BerkeActivity Type:BFO FY19

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FY2019 Materials 

  • Materials to come....

FY2018 Training 

Priority Area Sessions are where we’ll hear briefly the vision for the priority area, and then we’ll work together to map out the work we’ll do together in the year ahead. This is a great opportunity to meet other people who will be submitting to the same priority area, hear what they’re doing, and share your plans.

Who Should Attend: If you are planning to submit a BFO Offer to a priority area, we strongly encourage you to participate in the respective priority area workshop. You are also welcome to attend if you have an interest in that priority.

RSVP by clicking on the links below.

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

growing economy

High Performing Government


Stronger Neighborhoods

stronger neighborhoods

Smarter Students & Stronger Families

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great city

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.

How can we make this better?

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