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Garfield County awards $482,000 in 2019 human services grants

top 2019 GArco human service grant award recipients

Mountain Valley Developmental Services - $48,000

Youthzone - $45,000

Family Visitor Programs - $36,000

Mind Springs Counseling - $35,000

Advocate Safehouse - $31,000

LIFT-UP - $30,000

Feed My Sheep - $27,000

Alpine Legal Services - $22,000

Catholic Charities - $22,000

Literacy Outreach - $21,000

The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners selected the 2019 Human Services grant recipients on Monday, as around two dozen local organizations received a total of $482,000 in funding.

The county received just over $900,000 in Human Services grant requests. Another 14 organizations that submitted requests did not receive them.

County Commissioner Tom Jankovsky said those organizations were directed to other grant funding sources, as the county had $482,344 available to fund the 2019 requests.

At just over $482,000, the county exceeded last year’s Human Services grant total at $459,000. Among the new organizations funded this year was A Way Out, at $10,000, a service dedicated to helping those struggling with addiction.

LIFT-UP, the Roaring Fork Valley and Garfield County-wide assistance agency that provides meals, canned food, clothing and other essentials to families and individuals in need, was funded at $30,000. And YouthZone, which provides prevention and intervention services for at-risk youth, was funded at $45,000.

Mountain Valley Developmental Services, providing services to those with developmental disabilities, was the largest single county human services grant recipient at $48,000.

The grants come from a dedicated human services sales tax fund approved by county voters several years ago.

The commissioners approved the grant funding unanimously on Monday .

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