This survey is designed to collect feedback from organizations who currently have grants/contracts/billable service agreements with local, state, and/or federal government(s). While we require your organization name and contact info to complete the survey, the survey IS confidential unless you indicate otherwise at the end of the survey. If you have any questions, please emailus@kynonprofits.org.

Thank you for helping KNN better understand these issues and advocate on your behalf.

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* 1. Please share the contact information of the person completing this survey. *Note: responses are anonymous.

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* 2. Our organization is a:

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* 3. Does your organization have grants/contracts/billable service agreements with government agencies at the CITY LEVEL?

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* 4. If yes, how many CITY-LEVEL government grants/contracts/billable service agreements does your organization have throughout a typical year? (Best estimate is fine. Please enter a whole number. If none, please skip or enter 0.)

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* 5. Does your organization have grants/contract/billable service agreements with government agencies at the COUNTY LEVEL?

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* 6. If yes, how many COUNTY-LEVEL government grants/contracts/billable service agreements does your organization have throughout a typical year? (Best estimate is fine. Please enter a whole number. If none, please skip or enter 0.)

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* 7. Does your nonprofit organization have grants/contracts/billable service agreements with government agencies at the STATE LEVEL?

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* 8. If yes, how many STATE-LEVEL government grants/contracts/billable service agreements does your organization have throughout a typical year? (Best estimate is fine. Please enter a whole number. If none, please skip or enter 0.)

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* 9. Please share the STATE cabinets and/or departments where your organization receives grants/has contracts/billable service agreements.

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* 10. Does your nonprofit organization have grants/contract/billable service agreements with government agencies at the FEDERAL LEVEL?

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* 11. If yes, how many FEDERAL-LEVEL government grants/contracts/billable services agreements does your organization have throughout a typical year? (Best estimate is fine. Please enter a whole number. If none, please skip or enter 0.)

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* 12. Please share the FEDERAL agencies where your organization has grants/contracts/agreements.

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* 13. The following is a list of common challenges associated with government grants/contracting/billable services agreements (including Medicaid/managed care). Please indicate which of these challenges have impacted your organization. (Check all that apply.)

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* 14. From your organization's perspective, which of these issues are top priorities to address in any government grant/contracting/billable services agreements (including Medicaid/managed care) reform efforts?

  Most important Somewhat important Not important
Difficult application procedures or timelines
Duplicative applications/reporting across state agencies/cabinets/departments
Agreements do not allow for our organization to pay living/competitive wages for staff
Agreement rates do not rise with cost increases over time
Agreement rates do not cover adequate administrative (indirect) costs
Reimbursement basis (receiving payment after delivering services, which requires us to “float” government)
Invoices not paid in a timely manner
Short-term agreements make planning and staffing difficult
Failure of RFP to disclose the use of federal funds (and application of OMB Uniform Guidance)
Failure to follow OMB Uniform Guidance on the use of federal funds
Difficult or duplicative auditing requirements
Requirement for matching funds
Overly complicated or restrictive budgeting or invoicing requirements
Burdensome reporting requirements
Other costly/unfunded requirements (i.e. insurance, information technology, human resources, training, etc.)

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* 15. Please share any additional details on the challenges your nonprofit faces with government grants/contracts/billable service agreements.

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* 16. Please share any positive experiences your nonprofit has had with government grant/contract procedures.

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* 17. What policy changes do you recommend/would be helpful?

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* 18. Please indicate if your organization falls into any of the following categories (select all that apply):

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* 19. In which Kentucky county(ies) does your organization serve? (Please select all that apply.  If you are a statewide organization, please select the statewide option and also select the county where your primary office is located.)

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* 21. What is your organization's annual operating budget?

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* 22. Do any staff members employed by your organization receive public assistance benefits (for example, child care assistance, TANF, Medicaid, KCHIP)?

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* 23. If yes, approximately what percentage of your paid staff members receive some form of public assistance?

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* 24. Is your nonprofit interested in participating in a coalition of KNN members working to improve STATE grant/contracting processes?

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* 25. Is your nonprofit interested in participating in a coalition of KNN members working to improve LOCAL grant/contracting practices?

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* 26. Can we share your organization's story?

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* 27. Helping to tell the story of how contracting issues are impacting nonprofits and the people you serve is critical. Would you be willing to speak to the media about these issues?

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