Aid to Agencies
The annual Aid to Agencies grants provide nearly $530,000 in funding for eligible non-profit 501(C)(3) or 501(C) organizations that meet the application criteria and serve the County’s at-risk and underserved populations.
Over the past six months, County staff has been evaluating the Aid to Agencies program, surveying agency recipients to solicit feedback, reviewing similar programs conducted by other agencies, and holding a series of study sessions to discuss areas of concern and potential options to better align the program with the Board’s new strategic plan.
The result is a new Aid to Agencies grant program that refocuses the County’s limited resources in four service areas:
- Behavioral and mental health
- Domestic violence
In addition to the competitive grant program, annual funding will be provided to nine agencies that supplement the County’s existing safety net services, with funding caps and stricter reporting requirements on how funds are being used. The new methodology will ensure that grant funds are being used in the most fiscally responsible way while continuing to support the existing safety net. It also will foster more competition among new applicants, improving accountability to better know how these funds are being used for the County’s support of local non-profits.
The grant application window is now open for the 2022 Aid to Agencies program. Applications will be accepted through Aug. 27, 2021.
The Board of County Commissioners will review proposed grant recommendations in October 2021. Approved awards will be available beginning in January 2022. This application is for a one-year period only and all applicants must re-apply annually.
|18th Judicial District Wellness Court||$35,235|
|Advocates for Children||$15,000|
|A Precious Child||$10,000|
|Arapahoe County Council on Aging||$3,000|
|Aurora Interfaith Community Services||$51,000|
|Aurora Mental Health Center||$180,063|
|Aurora Mental Health Center - Detox||$280,000|
|Comitis Crisis Center - Mile High Behavioral Healthcare||$68,000|
|Community Housing Partners/Aurora Housing Corporation||$10,000|
|Food Bank of the Rockies||$30,000|
|Gateway Domestic Violence Services||$345,000|
|Homelessness Awareness/Action Task Force||$7,500|
|Integrated Family Community Services||$80,000|
|Jewish Family Service of Colorado - Family Safety Net||$15,000|
|Jewish Family Service of Colorado - Aging Care and Connections||$33,000|
|Justice and Mercy Legal Aid Center||$20,000|
|Juvenile Assessment Center||$28,000|
|Nourish Meals on Wheels||$30,000|
|Ready to Work Aurora||$24,991.50|
|Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners||$10,000|
|Second Chance Center Colorado||$24,991.50|
|South Metro Medical Equipment Loan Closet||$10,000|
|STRIDE Community Health Center||$48,479|
|The Salvation Army - Centennial Corps||$15,000|
|Tri-Valley Senior Citizens Association||$12,000|
|Via Mobility Services||$2,000|