Boulder County’s Human Services Safety Net (HSSN) initiative is filling critical gaps in health, housing, and human services supports during times of uncertainty, and is driven by the generosity of our community.
The application period for 2023 Human Services Safety Net funding is open now through September 30, 2022.
Applications for 2023 funding from Boulder County Department of Housing and Human Services will be accepted beginning Monday, August 15, 2022 for a period of six weeks, with a closing date of September 30, 2022.
This application process is in alignment with internal procurement policies and practices and will ensure that we are equitably distributing the Human Services Safety Net Funding to partners across the Boulder County community.
The funding priority areas include:
- Housing and Homelessness Prevention: Programming or services focused on increasing the ability for people to obtain and maintain housing. This includes but is not limited to, rental assistance, legal representation for housing, sheltering, pathways to housing for individuals and families experiencing homelessness and other services to keep people house.
- Education and Skill Building: Programming or services focused on advancing childhood development and academic achievement. This includes but is not limited to childcare, child, teen or adult academic support, and youth, adult, or older adult training.
- Health and Well-Being, including Mental and Behavioral Health: Programming or services focused on supporting people to prevent, maintain, and improve physical and/or behavioral health and increase healthy behaviors. This includes but is not limited to, direct health care services, wellness, food security and nutrition.
- Individual and Family Supports: Programming or services focused on increasing access to services necessary to meet Boulder County community members needs or improve quality of life, increase economic stability and resilience, and increase safe environments for people with diverse identities. This includes but is not limited to, Family Resource Centers, financial assistance, financial literacy or other forms of self-sufficiency assistance, advocacy, legal representation and protection from violence or other forms of vulnerability, and social connectivity.
A virtual call was held August 9, 2022 to walk through the application process and answer questions from community partners. The video of that virtual call is below. For those who were unable to attend, please feel free to submit questions about the application and process.