Determining non-profit funding in the Chatham County budget

Usually the most emotional portion of the county budget discussion every year is the non-profit funding. I’ve watched this process be refined every year for a number of years now and doubt that many people understand the effort that goes into it. I don’t envy the volunteers that review the applications since there are always requests for a lot more money than is available. I also respect county staff for continually working to improve the system to ensure that county funds are used as fairly and effectively as possible.