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
  • Homelessness
  • Seniors
  • 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. 

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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.

2021 Awards

Agency2021 Award
18th Judicial District Wellness Court$35,235
Advocates for Children$15,000
A Precious Child$10,000
AllHealth Network$179,540
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
Doctors Care$11,700
Family Tree$100,000
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