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Working Group Funding Authorization

 Whereas, Occupy Boston has, at last count, 54 working groups listed on its website, and

 Whereas, the GA has previously authorized the Financial Accountability Working Group to disburse up to $100 per week to working groups, and

 Whereas, it is important to have a transparent process for establishing minimum standards for working group activity and membership for the purpose of receiving Occupy Boston funding,


The Financial Accountability Working Group Proposed the following process for authorizing working groups to receive Occupy Boston funds:

 The process for obtaining authorization consists of three steps:

  1. The working group completes a Request for Occupy Boston Working Group Funding Authorization form, which includes, at a minimum: 
    1. Name of the Working Group
    2. Mission and Goals of the working group and what the working group expects to accomplish
    3. Working group email address
    4. Names and email addresses of core working group members
    5. Names, email addresses and phone #s of 2 liaisons to FAWG who will be responsible for signing off on individual funding requests
    6. Weekly meeting schedule of the working group
    7. Proposed or typical expenses of the working group
  2. FAWG reviews form for completeness and accuracy, and requests additional information or clarifications from the working group, if necessary.
  3. FAWG uses consensus to reach a decision about authorizing funding for the working group.
  4. If a working group is denied authorization for funding from FAWG, it may ask FAWG to reconsider its decision.  If upon reconsideration, FAWG again determines that the working group does not meet the minimum requirements, as stated above, the working group may bring its proposal for funding authorization directly to General Assembly.

     Once a Working Group has been authorized for funding, actual requests for funding should follow the Cash Disbursement Policy and Procedure.

     FAWG asks that each Working Groups that is authorized for funding should send a liaison to at least one FAWG meeting per month.