Aid to Agencies
For the 2022 grant year, Arapahoe County is awarding $1,679,414 for its annual Aid to Agencies grant program, which provides 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. With an additional infusion from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the County will provide a total of $1,844,414 to these agencies for 2022.
The Aid to Agencies program has undergone a review during the past year to align it more closely to the County Board of Commissioners’ new strategic plan. The updated grant program refocuses the County’s limited resources on behavioral and mental health, homelessness, seniors and domestic violence services. The Board approved more than 25 applications in these areas, in amounts ranging from $10,000 to $300,000 per grant. Among the approved agencies in the program are AllHealth Network, Aurora Mental Health Center, Family Tree’s GOALS and House of Hope programs, Nourish Meals on Wheels, Gateway Domestic Violence Services and the South Metro Community Foundation.
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 for 2023 will be opening in April. Please check back for details.
The Board of County Commissioners will review proposed grant recommendations in October 2022. Approved awards will be available beginning in January 2023. This application is for a one-year period only and all applicants must re-apply annually.
2022 Grant Recipients
|A Precious Child||$10,000.00|
|Advocates for Children CASA||$15,000.00|
|Aurora Housing Corporation dba Community Housing Partners||$10,000.00|
|Aurora Interchurch Task Force Inc, DBA Aurora Interfaith Community Services (AICS)||$22,000.00|
|Aurora Mental Health Center||$180,063.00|
|Aurora Mental Health Center (Detox)||$280,000.00|
|Comitis Crisis Center||$68,000.00|
|Family Tree (GOALS)||$80,000.00|
|Family Tree (House of Hope)||$20,000.00|
|Gateway Domestic Violence Services||$300,000.00|
|HAAT Force - South Metro Community Foundation||$10,000.00|
|Integrated Family Community Services||$90,000.00|
|Jewish Family Service of CO||$15,000.00|
|Jewish Family Service of CO, Aging Care & Connections||$33,000.00|
|Justice and Mercy Legal Aid Center (JAMLAC)||$30,000.00|
|Mental Health Colorado||$20,000.00|
|Mile High Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse dba Mile High Behavioral Healthcare||$35,000.00|
|Nourish Meals on Wheels||$30,000.00|
|Project Angel Heart||$26,811.00|
|Ready to Work Aurora||$25,000.00|
|Second Chance Center||$80,000.00|
|South Metro Community Foundation||$10,000.00|
|STRIDE Community Health Center||$60,000.00|
|The Kempe Foundation||$25,000.00|
|The Salvation Army (Intermountain Division) Centennial Corps||$30,000.00|
|Tri-Valley Senior Citizens Association||$10,000.00|