Community Resilience Grants

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Announcing the 2017 Community Resilience Grant Cycle! 
Foothills United Way announces the Community Resilience Grants for Boulder and Broomfield counties. The concept of the grants is the first of its kind in the counties. These grants support the development of projects that build the resources and relationships necessary to address the needs of residents who are impacted by family emergencies or community-wide disasters.
*The Community Resilience Grants will be due July 12, 2017. 
May 12 and 15 - Information Sessions
May 5 – June 16 - Pre-Application period
June 5 - Grant Application available
June 23 - Pre-Application feedback provided by Foothills United Way no later than June 23
July 12 - Grant Application Deadline by 5:00 p.m.
Early December - Notification Letters 
January, 2018 – Payment(s) begin
The Community Resilience Initiatives funded through Foothills United Way will do the following in our community:

Strengthen and enhance the essential ham radio communication network for mountain communities, ensuring that vulnerable residents remain connected and get the assistance they need during times of crisis and disaster.

Connecting by Communicating - AirLink Amateur Radio Group/Jamestown BoCo Strong Resiliency Group

Empower immigrants and monolingual Spanish-speaking residents in mobile home parks to be better engaged in their communities through an educational resource, called a fotonovela. Provides practical knowledge to exercise the rights and responsibilities of a home owner association, neighborhood, and community member.
Fotonovela for Mobile Home Parks Residents - Latino Task Force of Boulder County

Provide leadership skills training in vulnerable communities to empower individuals and families to drive positive change while serving in meaningful leadership roles.
Family Leadership Training Institute at OUR Center - Outreach United Resource Cener, Inc. (OUR Center)

Connect vulnerable residents of Boulder County mountain communities with services supporting basic needs. Building strong connections between vulnerable residents and agencies serving the community is a critical component in building lasting resilience in these communities.
Mountain Resource Liaison Outreach to Vulnerable Populations - Emergency Family Assistance Association/Mountain Human Services Collaborative

Equip teachers, students and their families with the skills and strategies to help them respond to emotional challenges both at school and at home.
Building Social and Emotional Resilience Through Conscious Discipline - Escuela Bilingue Pioneer Elementary School

Develop training materials for a job-readiness program which will transition formerly homeless individuals into the workforce and on to sustainable career paths.
CTK Job-Readiness Training Materials - Bridge House