Application Process

Grant Application Instructions


Please refer to the 2017 Grant Guidelines for more details. Partnership grants of 3 years, based on committee review, will be offered to both CNP and HHS agencies, as well as annual grant funding.

Application


Both Community Non-Profits (CNP) and Health and Human Services (HHS) will be using the same application. HHS agencies requesting City of Aspen HHS funding will complete page two of the 2017 grant application.

**Both forms are Microsoft Word. Please make sure to download and save as before entering information.**

Submitting the Application


Applicants are required to submit two (2) copies of the application with all appendices. One copy will be submitted electronically with the appendices attached to hcf@pitkincounty.com. Please mail (postmarked so that it arrives by August 1st) or drop off the second printed copy with all the appendices to:

Healthy Community Fund
0405 Castle Creek Road
Suite 103
Aspen,CO 81611


Deadline


The deadline for applications is August 1, 2016 at 4 p.m.

Application Evaluation Process


2017 Grant Applications are due to Pitkin County on August 1st, 2016 for 2017 grant funding. No applications will be accepted after the deadline.

Staff will screen each application for completeness. Accepted applications will be forwarded to the Citizen Grant Review Committee (CGRC), a board appointed volunteer citizen group.

Funding Recommendations


The CGRC mission is to make funding recommendations to the Board that reflect the intention of the November 2011 ballot question, which renewed and increased a special health & human services and community non-profit fund with property tax dollars.

Scoring Criteria


The Citizen Grant Review Committee scores each application, based on the following criteria:
  1. Application is complete, clear and concise
  2. Fulfills the intent of the ballot language
  3. Services address essential community need
  4. Serves people who live and/or work in Pitkin County
  5. Does not duplicate existing services or programs
  6. Collaborates and partners with other agencies
  7. Clearly demonstrates an appropriate need for public funding
  8. Demonstrates financial stability and presents accurate budgets and financial reports
  9. If request exceeds $10,000, presents an outcomes-based performance plan (performance measures)
  10. Identifies other funding partners
  11. Agency has a track record of successful service

2017 Grant Cycle


 Date Cycle Stage
June 1 2017 grant applications available
August 1 
2017 grant applications due
September / October Grant application review
October / November
Funding recommendations presented to the Board of County Commissioners
December Pitkin County budget approved
January Grant contracts signed
January 31 Year-end performance measure reports due
By March 31 Grant checks mailed