Arapahoe County Commissioners okay $2 million in funding for area nonprofits
More than 20 nonprofits that serve at-risk and underserved populations in Arapahoe County will get a cut of $2 million in funding this year as part of the county’s Aid to Agencies Program. The eligible organizations provide critical safety net services such as substance abuse prevention, mental/behavioral health, shelter, food assistance, domestic violence support, affordable housing, and employment skills.
In all, 22 nonprofits were selected for funding, including 12 agencies who will be awarded funding through a competitive grant program and 10 agencies/programs that will be funded annually to supplement the County’s existing safety net programs. Funding amounts for those safety net programs will remain the same as 2022, with funding amounts from $8,000 to $400,000.
The Aid to Agencies program was created to help nonprofits serve county residents in ways the county can’t do on its own.
“Assisting our local nonprofits is the right thing to do,” said Commissioner and Chair Carrie Warren-Gully. “These groups can quickly respond to community needs and provide direct service at levels that make a positive impact that the county would not otherwise be able to do.”
Funding for 2023 includes:
|Aurora Interfaith Community Services||$44,800|
|Project Angel Heart||$29,781|
|Second Chance Center, Inc.||$80,000|
|Ready to Work – Aurora||$20,000|
|The Salvation Army||$40,000|
|Justice and Mercy Legal Aid Center||$40,000|
|Community Housing Partners||$8,000|
|Advocates for Children CASA||$20,000|
|Mental Health Colorado||$71,428|
|Integrated Family Community Services||$80,000|
Subtotal – Competitive Program
|Safety Net Organizations|
|Aurora Mental Health Center||$180,063|
|Aurora Mental Health Center – Detox||$280,000|
|Comitis Crisis Center||$68,000|
|Family Tree (GOALS)||$80,000|
|Family Tree (House of Hope)||$20,000|
|Gateway Domestic Violence Services||$300,000|
|Jewish Family Service of Colorado (Aging Care and Connections)||$33,000|
|Tri-Valley Senior Citizens||$10,000|
|STRIDE Senior Dental Services||$400,000|
Subtotal – Safety Net Organizations
Approved awards will be available beginning in January, and all applicants must re-apply annually. For more information about this program and to apply, visit www.arapahoegov.com/aidtoagencies.