Q: When is the deadline for “Pre-offer” submittals?
A: Monday, December 10, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.
Q: When is the deadline for “Initial” submittals?
A: Friday, January 18, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.
Q: When is the deadline for “Final” submittals?
A: Friday, March 8, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.
Q: We would like to withdraw our capital project request. Is there a way to delete it? Or should I do something like erase what we’ve typed in the fields and keep the project marked as not ready and it will work itself out?
A: We have added a new feature this year that enable you to “Abandon your Offer” at any phase of the process. This option is found on the submission page.
Q: Should each offer contain the “Agency Specific” documents or is there a general area in the BFO app to upload those documents?
A: Agency documents are only required to be uploaded once, not per offer. You can upload them on the front screen that says “Agency attachments”.
Q: I didn’t realize I wouldn’t be able to go back and upload more attachments for our agency. Should I upload the remaining two under our offer?
A: To add more attachments at the Agency level, use Agency Attachments “List/Add/Edit”. You’ll see the attachments that are already part of the offer and can upload additional ones next to them.
Q: I’m not seeing where to go to pay the $50.00 fee for FY2020 BFO Offers online with a credit card. Can you point me to it?
A: You can find online payment link on the Resources tab of the site. You may also pay by going to the following link. https://paydirect.link2gov.com/ChattanoogaBusinessTax/ItemSelection/SelectItems
Q: My Non Profit Organization operates on a calendar year while the city operates on a fiscal year. Should I enter my 2018 budget ending in 12/31/18 in the Budget FY 2020 column; aka column D?
A: The A3 is the expected budget for funding to be used during Fiscal year period July 1 – June 30. For historical numbers, you can use your calendar year, but for FY2020 requests, it would be for the City’s Fiscal Period. The A3 Template is only the budget related to your offer only.