As the end of a fiscal year approaches, many government agencies have funds remaining in their budget. There is an impression among agencies system wide that they must ‘use or lose’ the balance or the following fiscal year their budget will be drastically reduced. An alternative that would reduce the rush to spend at the end of the fiscal year is simple; donate a percentage of the unspent funds to CFC with the balance returned to pay off the national debt. While insuring their budget for the next fiscal year will not be effected. This option not only compliments the current push for individuals to give back to their community, it gives government the opportunity to lead by example. While the logistics would need to be ironed out, this is a win-win for both government and the community; government is seen as a hero for increasing support to CFC and reducing wasteful spending and communities are directly impacted by their ability to provide increased services.
Idea No. 432