Contact Us

  • Phone: 970-328-8840 

    551 Broadway
    P.O. Box 660
    Eagle, Colorado 81631
    Phone: 970-328-8840

    El Jebel
    0020 Eagle County Drive, Suite E
    El Jebel, Colorado 81623
    Phone: 970-328-9586 
    Office closed 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    Fax: 970-328-8829
    (all locations)

Commissioners award Community Service Grants

Contact: Suzanne Vitale, Health and Human Services, 970-328-8858

The Eagle County Board of Commissioners has awarded $452,484 in 2010 to 17 local agencies, non-profits and programs through its Community Service Grants program. The funds are a combination of county dollars and Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT), which are disbursed by the Eagle County and Roaring Fork school districts. Twenty-seven grant applications were received, totaling $815,622. The board funded approximately $817,000 in grants in 2009 in three categories. In 2010, the focus was narrowed to grants in the category of social capital/infrastructure, with consideration given to the following:

· Self sufficiency and economic support.

· Health care, including access, availability and special emphasis (dental, mental, substance abuse, etc.)

· Family services supporting quality of life.

· Independent living services to support seniors.

“The quality of applicants requesting funds was superior,” said Commissioner Sara Fisher. “The selection process was not easy; every applicant was deserving of consideration.”

“These agencies are providing invaluable services to our community, many of which would be provided by the county if someone else wasn’t doing so,” said Commissioner Peter Runyon. “The awarded grants will be put toward core, essential programs that meet the needs of so many in our community.”

“We’ve cut back to the most essential programs that help those most in need,” said Commissioner Jon Stavney. “Unfortunately, this has resulted in less money for worthy causes we’ve been able to fund previously.”

The Eagle River Youth Collaborative will be funded through Eagle County School District PILT money, which is distributed by the Eagle County School District in collaboration with the commissioners. Funding for the Buddy Program and Access Roaring Fork will be split between the County Community Service Grants and PILT from the Roaring Fork School District.

Funded through Eagle County Community Service Grants

Catholic Charities $ 30,000
Bright Future Foundation $ 40,000
Salvation Army $ 40,000
CASA of the Continental Divide $ 6,000
Eagle Care Medical Clinic $ 10,000
Detox & Crisis – CO West $ 30,802
Last Call $ 42,000
Emergency Services – CO West $ 40,000
Northwest Colorado Legal Services $ 4,000
Samaritan Center of the Rockies $ 10,000
Vail Valley Charitable Fund $ 5,250
Family Resource Center (Basalt) $ 5,000
Roaring Fork School Health Centers $ 15,000
The Buddy Program $ 2,000
WECAD $ 18,432
Access Roaring Fork $ 5,000
Total: $ 303,484

Funded through PILT from Eagle County and Roaring Fork School Districts:

The Buddy Program $ 5,000
Access Roaring Fork $ 5,000
Eagle County Youth Collaborative $ 139,000
Total: $ 149,000