Some of the grant programs we administer include:
Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program: This grant assists unaccompanied refugee minors develop appropriate skills for entering adulthood and to achieve social self-sufficiency. Funded by a federal passthrough grant distributed by the Colorado Department of Human Services.
Child Welfare Prevention Expansion: This private foundation grant, from ZOMA Foundation, is administered in coordination with DHS's Colorado Community Response (CCR) grant. Both grants fund prevention supports and services to families at-risk for involvement in the child welfare system.
Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF): This time-limited federal pass-through program supports reunification and strengthens families through individualized family service plans.
McPherson Family Foundation: McPherson Family Foundation is a private grant that supports the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program. This grant funds a time limited Chafee Social Caseworker position.
Denver Parent Advocates Lending Support Grant: This private foundation grant from the Colorado Health Foundation provides funding from DPALS, a peer mentoring and navigation services program for adult parents in recovery with open Child Welfare involvement.
Colorado Community Response (CCR): Colorado Community Response is a state grant from the Colorado Department of Human Services Office of Early Childhood. The program provides supports to families to aid in the prevention of child maltreatment.
Community Services Block Grant (CSBG): This federal pass-through grant, from the United States Health and Human Services to the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, funds programs designed to reduce the effects of poverty. Every three years the DHS CSBG Advisory Board conducts a Community Needs Assessment to determine program priorities. Current DHS sub-recipients, are administering programs to reduce barriers to employment for individuals living at or below 125% of poverty.
Community Services Block Grant Cares Act: This federal pass-through grant from the United States Health and Human Services to the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, was allocated in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to reduce the effects of poverty. Funds will be utilized to reduce barriers to employment, increase food access and provide additional resources for rental and eviction assistance.
Veterans Assistance Program: This program helps homeless and at-risk veterans with motel vouchers, transportation, and cell phone assistance to promote stabilization. Funded by a grant from the Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.