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Public Investment Plans

Public Investment Plans (PIPs) are an innovative new way of approaching budgeting that has challenged Metro departments and agencies to think creatively about how they can collaborate on citizen-centered pilot initiatives.

FY 2018 PIP Information

The PIP program is continuing in FY 2018. Departments are again invited to form interdisciplinary teams and partner with outside groups to develop proposals that address community priorities in the areas of education and youth, transit/infrastructure, affordable housing/homelessness, community & economic development, public safety, and central government operations. Mayor Barry has identified these topics as key priorities for FY 2018, and they are broad enough to provide for significant flexibility in the specific focus areas of PIP proposals. In addition, departments are also strongly encouraged to investigate the feasibility of reallocating resources from existing programs or other areas of their budgets that are no longer priorities and could be moved to supporting higher and better uses in the PIPs.

FY 2018 PIP Workshop PowerPoint Presentation

FY 2018 PIP Workshop Presentation Video

FY 2018 PIP Proposal Form

Video of March 27, 2017 Presentations and Video of March 28, 2017 Presentations 

FY 2018 PIP Proposals Page

FY 2017 PIP Information

In FY 2017, Metro implemented the new PIP program. All departments were invited to participate by convening a group of stakeholders and finding an innovative solution to a common problem. Collaboration was encouraged, both inside of Metro and with entities outside of government. Once the proposals were submitted, each group then gave a 7-minute presentation to a review panel, followed by a brief question and answer period.

Mayor Barry, along with a panel including Finance Director Talia Lomax-O’dneal, Chief Operating Officer Rich Riebeling, Director of Innovation Nancy Shapiro, and Michael Burcham, CEO of Narus Health and founding President of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center reviewed and critiqued the PIPs as presented by Metro departments and agencies. In total 34 PIPs were submitted; 17 were approved. Every PIP, however, had value in that they illuminated common problems faced by every department. We are committed to addressing the issues brought forth in these PIPs.

Each approved PIP has a dedicated page. These pages contain the convener's name and contact information, the problem addressed in the original proposal, and a link to the YouTube presentation. Also on these pages are PDF copies of the PowerPoint proposal that was presented to the PIP panel (if used), the charter document, and quarterly status reports as they become available. The charter contains any revisions to the original proposal, actions to be taken in FY 2017, criteria for measuring success in FY 2017, expected project completion at the end of FY 2017, a signed agreement between the project's convener and the Finance Director, and a schedule for the filing of forms and reports.

FY 2017 Quarterly Reports

2017 Public Investment Plans