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United Way of Pueblo County announces new grants & federal funding opportunities

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Posted at 10:05 PM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 00:05:37-04

PUEBLO — On Monday, the United Way of Pueblo County announced the availability of five separate grant opportunities for Pueblo County nonprofit organizations.

The Mental Health or Senior Services Grants and the El Pomar Foundation Community Problem Solving Grant.

The Mental Health or Senior Services Grants focuses on programs that address pressing, unmet human service needs specifically related to mental health or senior service needs in Pueblo County and will be awarded to the 501c3 organization(s) that can demonstrate significant, measurable impact on the community.

The application deadline for this specific grant is Saturday, May 30th at 11:59pm.

The El Pomar Foundation Community Problem Solving Grant focuses on funding direct service for basic needs- food, shelter, utilities, etc for the homeless and indigent.

Each grant has separate, specific guidelines and applications, which can be found here,

In addition, Pueblo County has been chosen by the Federal Emergency Food and Shelter Program to receive a total of $162,414 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

United Way of Pueblo County will administer the funds on behalf of the federal Emergency Food and Shelter Program through the Department of Homeland Security for Phase 37 and supplemental funds allocated through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to local organizations.

Any 501©3 nonprofit, faith-based or local government agency that provides ongoing food and/or shelter services may apply.

You can find the program guidelines and application here.

Interested organizations should contact the Bianca Hicks at bianca@pueblounitedway.org for additional information. The deadline for applications is Saturday, May 16 by 11:59pm.