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County Budgeting and Contracting for Community-Based Organizations


This training was presented on
April 20, 2023






This training will provide an overview of county budget cycles, a general description of federal and state funding guidelines, things to consider in a contract budget, and single audit requirements. It will help you think differently about navigating your County’s fiscal processes, learn how to “be your own resource” to find information, and, when appropriate, to start a dialogue with your County fiscal team.


Learners will:

  • Gain a general understanding of county budgeting processes and impacts on contract budgets
  • Learn how to find information about funding sources and fiscal processes


Who should attend: Leadership and administrative staff of family resource center (FRCs), community-based organizations, child abuse prevention councils (CAPCs), and other child and family-serving organizations; County staff who work with community-based organizations; Comprehensive Prevention Planning lead agency staff, County Prevention Planning Teams.




  • This is an interactive training. Please be prepared to participate in activities such as group discussion, break out rooms, and/or demonstration. Your training experience will be best with the use of a web cam, audio, and a training environment conducive to active participation.
  • This training will NOT be recorded.
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Monica L. Bentley, MPA, is currently the Assistant Director of Finance for the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services. Including her time as CFO and Fiscal Manager, she has managed the following functions for 20 years: department budgets, administrative and assistance claims, revenue accounting, services and administrative contract payments, and asset tracking. In the previous 6 years with the department, she has served as a Senior Administrative Analyst and an Accountant preparing the County Expense Claim and developing program reporting and analysis. Monica has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Public Administration, both from California State University, San Bernardino.




Monica Bentley

Assistant Director of Finance, Riverside County, Dept. of Public Social Services


Roberto Manchia oversees the budget process, forecasting Countywide revenues and expenditures and coordinating the issuance of debt for San Mateo County. He and his staff also support the administration for performance improvement initiatives.

Roberto began his County career in 1996 as the production manager for the Vocational Rehabilitation Services Division within the Human Services Agency. Since then, he has served as HSA’s budget and revenue enhancement manager and deputy director of finance. He is currently the County’s Chief Financial Officer and County budget director.

Roberto has served on various state and county workgroups. He is a faculty member for the CSAC Institute where he teaches “Realignment 301: Where the funds flow to help counties understand the complexity of realignment,” and an instructor for the Southern Area Consortium of Human Services Leaders in Action Program, “Fiscal Essentials.”




Roberto Manchia

Chief Financial Officer, San Mateo County