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Arapahoe County News

Posted on: January 24, 2023

Helping those who help others

Aid to Agencies

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: 

OrganizationFunding Amount
Competitive Program
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
Ability Connection$80,000
Doctors Care$14,888
Subtotal – Competitive Program
$528,897


Safety Net Organizations
AllHealth Network$179,540
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
$1,550,603
Total
$2,079,414


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

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