General Notice: 2020 Human Service Agency Funding Cycle Begins June 6, 2019
The City of Longmont has opened its 2020 application process for human service grants to community agencies that assist our most vulnerable residents to meet their individual and family’s basic physical, social, economic and/or emotional needs. Overall, funding will target a range of safety net services (that includes prevention, early invention and support services) that strengthen the following areas so individuals and families can stabilize and thrive:
- Housing Stability: supporting a continuum of affordable housing options; helping people find and sustain stable housing.
- Self-sufficiency and resilience: supporting households during tough economic times; helping households attain steady employment with livable wages and move toward self-sufficiency; and helping households remain as self-reliant as possible.
- Food & Nutrition: helping households obtain adequate quantity and quality of food.
- Health & Well-being: ensuring access to affordable medical, dental and mental health care.
- Education & Skill Building: starting young and continuing throughout all stages of life, offering education, and skills training that are the building blocks of self-sufficiency.
- Safety and Justice: ensuring safe and supportive environments for vulnerable children and adults.
The city will consider applications from private or public, not-for-profit or for-profit, non-governmental or governmental agencies that serve Longmont residents. All agencies must be legally incorporated entities in good standing.
Eligible agencies must primarily serve low and moderate-income Longmont residents, and must be able to document that their services benefit a significant number of Longmont residents. Agencies that operate on a countywide or regional basis must also demonstrate how they successfully involve the Longmont community in planning and program development to most effectively address the needs of Longmont residents.
City of Longmont funding is intended to support direct service non-sectarian programs. These funds are not intended to be used as start-up money to establish a new human service agency or program, or for major capital purchases or facility improvements.
Important to Note:
The City of Longmont periodically conducts an assessment of its residents’ human service needs to determine any significant holes in our safety net and/or shifts in community trends. This assessment data is used to consider adjustments in funding strategies to address any significant imbalances in our safety net services, while still supporting a balanced array of services on which people rely today and the foreseeable future to achieve and/or maintain their health, well-being and self-reliance.
The City completed its most recent assessment in 2017 and, as a result, it changed its focus areas for funding to the ones identified above (Housing Stability; Self-sufficiency & Resilience; Food & Nutrition; Health & Well-being; Education & Skill Building; and Safety and Justice).
All current and new applicants are strongly encouraged attend a logic model and program evaluation training sponsored by the Funder’s Collaborative. Participation and the quality of the logic model and program and evaluation descriptions in the funding application will affect funding decisions. Prospective applicants need attend only one session.
- Register for the Longmont session on June 18th at the Boulder County HHS Hub.
- Register for the Boulder session on June 27th at the City of Boulder OSMP Hub.
All applicants must submit applications online using the city’s grant management system, e-CImpact, which is a collaborative application shared with the City of Boulder and Boulder County government.
Agencies may submit a program application for more than one impact area, but can only submit one program application per impact area.
For more information regarding the e-CImpact system or eligibility criteria, please contact:
- Eliberto Mendoza, City of Longmont, (303) 774-3511, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Karen Roney, City of Longmont, (303) 651-8633, email@example.com
Review and Funding Process
2020 application period closes at 4:00 pm, Friday, August 1, 2019.
All applications will be reviewed and considered by the Longmont Housing and Human Services Advisory Board (HHSAB), with recommendations presented to Longmont City Council for final approval.