2009-10 Colorado CSBG Grant Summary
Adams County has 14 subgrantees who provide the following services: motel vouchers; childcare vouchers; children’s food backpack items; client meals; housing assistance; food, clothing and personal hygiene products; and health and dental services.
Arapahoe County is funding programs to assist eligible senior and disabled residents with restrictive physical and/or mental needs to continue to live independently in their own homes by providing no-cost light housekeeping services. This program also helps to link these individuals to other needed services in the community.
Baca County is using CSBG funds for nutritional meals for the elderly; medical, dental and transportation for all ages; and outreach to the community for available services.
Bent County’s focus is on nutrition. Its CSBG funds are being used for provision of a 30-day food supply and personal care items to 360 families.
Boulder County’s focus areas include helping youth to stay in school, make healthy life choices, and develop self esteem; the Bridges Out of Poverty and IDA financial literacy programs; PERL (People Engaged in Raising Leaders) leadership development for diverse backgrounds to serve on Boulder boards and commissions.
Broomfield is addressing emergency basic needs through food bank, emergency short-term and temporary shelter, utility payments, emergency prescription co-pays and limited medical services.
Colorado East Community Action Agency
Serving four county area of Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson and Lincoln counties through direct and referral services: insurance counseling, Medicare assistance, assistance with eligibility for federal, state and local programs, tax preparation (VITA), and emergency assistance with gas, food and motel vouchers.
Clear Creek County
Clear Creek is using CSBG funding to fill the gap between the time of application for and receipt of services through Medicaid, CHP, and CICP services. This includes emergency health care needs: medical, dental and vision evaluations, prescription refills, and medical supplies for treatment.
Crowley is promoting self-sufficient living conditions through rental and utility payment assistance, emergency temporary lodging, emergency medical care and prescription drugs, transportation and minor auto repairs to obtain employment or medical care, and protection from domestic violence.
Delta County is serving indigent families with health care needs including family planning services and supplies, and medication assistance for the management of chronic medical conditions.
Services include: employment resources, mental health services, work clothes, food vouchers, child care, transportation vouchers, temporary housing, utility and rental assistance, medical payments through various programs including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Medicaid, Fatherhood Initiative, basic needs services, housing and homeless programming.
CSBG funds are being used for emergency services including food vouchers, utility assistance, medical needs, emergency housing, and gas coupons.
CSBG funds focus on healthy babies and families. Programs provide parent education through home visitation support groups, nursing, mental health, child development and health and developmental assessment.
El Paso County
El Paso County works in partnership with Pikes Peak Community Action Agency (PPCAA) and Salvation Army New Hope Center (SANHC). PPCAA provides resources through Family Stabilization, improving living environment; Transition to Independence increasing job skills and education levels; Save Up To Step Up IDA, building assets through matched savings accounts. SANHC services include temporary emergency housing to help individuals achieve stability and self sufficiency through finding employment, transportation, reliable housing, education and community resources.
CSBG funds are being used for senior programs to provide assisted transportation services to the elderly and disabled who cannot use public/private transportation due to unavailability, inaccessibility, or affordability. Mobility services assist with medical appointments, rehabilitation, nutrition meal sites, grocery shopping, meeting, employment opportunities and other errands.
Gilpin County is providing food assistance and personal care items through food bank.
Grand County is providing assistance with medical, dental, mental health and non-emergent healthcare services to children under age 18 through Grand County Rural Health Network A.C.H.E.S (Advocacy for Children’s Health and Education Services). Services for adults 18-64 include assistance with medical vouchers for acute, non-emergent healthcare issues and medical/pharmaceutical bills.
Services to Gunnison and Hinsdale Counties include emergency assistance to low-income citizens through direct assistance related to housing, food, childcare, healthcare, transportation and utilities.
Housing Solutions for the Southwest
Providing weatherization, home rehabilitation, transitional housing; prescription, medical transport; food vouchers, meals on wheels, supplemental food and congregate meal sites; homemaker services; lifeline phones in the following counties: Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma and San Juan.
Jackson County is providing food and other selected personal items and vouchers to low-income participants after they have completed nutrition lessons. Food gift cards are also being provided to low-income families with children 18 or younger and low-income adults 65 and older.
Through its nine subgrantees, Jefferson County is providing assistance with food, rent, utility bills, essential prescription, medical dental, eye care, job training, meals and information and referral.
Kiowa County provides supervised transportation for the elderly and disabled to various medical, dental appointments and services.
Larimer County is using CSBG funds to provide food and hygiene products at a day shelter through ongoing collaborative partnerships.
MADA works with San Miguel and Ouray Counties through its programs: Weatherization improving living environments; Emergency Assistance of rent, mortgage payment, lodging, utility assistance, clothing, household items, medical and prescription expenses, transportation, and emergency food boxes; Community Collaboration Program, ongoing partnership development.
CSBG funds are being used for providing temporary emergency shelter, meals for the homeless; dental and medical care; safe house shelter for domestic violence and sexual assault victims, advocacy and children’s services; school-based program providing programs and case management for children and families at risk for social and academic failure.
Moffat County provides gas vouchers to meet employment or medical-related transportation needs, short-term emergency assistance to meet food, medical and financial needs and linkages to other public and private resources.
Northeast Colorado Association of Local Government
Logan, Morgan, Sedgwick, Washington, Yuma and Phillips Counties: funds are being used to purchase food items for food banks, dental and eye care services, and classroom supplies for ESL/Adult Basic Ed classes.
CSBG funds are being used for one-time financial emergency assistance including: rent, mortgage, utilities, prescription medications, talking watches for the sight impaired, and vision and dental expenses, and gasoline or transportation assistance. The Intergenerational Program serves to build and strengthen relationships among generations, leading to a stronger community.
Park County is servicing seniors through senior information events, production and distribution of the Resource Guide, handyman services, and homemaking services.
Funds are being used for emergency services through Aspen Homeless Shelter. Program provides a safe place, hot meals, educational activities and case management.
Prowers County is using CSBG funds for vaccinations to prevent chronic diseases, transportation, homemaker services and, coordination, information and referral services.
Funds are being used to offer assistance with weatherization, housing, rehabilitation, food distribution, homeless prevention, emergency repairs, gas vouchers, down payment, eviction, documentation, minor medical, heating (woods or pellets), and veterans program.
Rio Blanco County
Rio Blanco is servicing seniors through providing meals and assistance in maintaining an independent lifestyle.
Emergency services such as medical expense, employment items necessary to maintain or obtain job such as child care, tools, supplies; transportation, housing, and health care services.
South Central Council of Governments
This area includes Huerfano and Las Animas Counties. Nutrition and transportation for low-income seniors and disabled individuals are provided through hot nutritious meals at congregate sites, home-delivered meals to the homebound, and transportation to meal sites, and medical and dental appointments.
San Luis Valley Community Action Agency
This region includes Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande, Saguache Counties and funds homemaking and personal care services for the elderly in their own homes, nutrition through education and food packages, transportation, and food banks.
Subgrantee, Teller County Senior Coalition provides services for seniors and the disabled include transportation for essential services, gas, vehicle maintenance; and nutritional supplements for those at nutritional risk.
Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments
Serving Chaffee, Custer, Fremont and Lake Counties. Funds are being used for emergency services: rent, emergency shelter, clothing, food, utilities, prescriptions, mortgage, household appliances, house repairs, gas vouchers, transportation, car insurance and repairs, personal hygiene, and medical dental, and vision services.
Services include senior nutrition sites, transportation for seniors, emergency assistance such as emergency medical and dental care, prescriptions, car insurance, utility bills, identification documentation and costs associated with homeless shelters; pre and post employment services which include supplies such as uniforms, transportation vouchers, educational job training supplies, physicals, immunizations, background checks, driver’s license or state identification cards, gas vouchers, and bus passes.