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09-19-11 Town Council Packets(2) 1-41( 1 6/401Zx 2011 Grant Recipients 6� Pitkin County Healthy Community Fund Pq /A- 374e/n y V K,N ,,,,�,r resources for a healthy community LTHY UNITY Agency Grant Activities supported by Grant Amount ACES: Aspen Center $7,500 Enable ACES to serve the local and visiting public (90,000 for Environmental adults and children) through free and affordable environmental Studies education opportunities as well as to manage Hallam Lake, Rock Bottom Ranch, Toklat and Spring Creek as community assets for the public to learn from and enjoy. Access Roaring Fork $3,000 Grant will continue and expand the after school program at Basalt Middle School Alpine Legal Services $20,000 Offer programs for Pitkin County residents or workers that provide legal assistance to crime victims, seniors, residents of subsidized housing and others who cannot access the legal system because of financial need or other challenge. Andy Zanca Youth $3,000 Youth empowerment through involvement in media arts, on- Empowerment air radio skills and radio production. Program Aspen Camp for the $4,700 Outdoor education opportunities at the Aspen Camp for local Deaf school children, the Buddy Program, as well as students with autism or hearing impairment Aspen Cancer Survivor $5,000 Providing comprehensive cancer rehabilitation programs to Center help cancer survivors regain physical and mental well being. Aspen Community $2,500 Funding will be used to purchase food vouchers, bus vouchers Church and provide limited medical, prescription and utilities assistance to Pitkin County residents in need. Aspen Counseling $78,200 Provide effective mental health and substance abuse Center counseling and services helping families and individuals lead healthier, more productive lives. Aspen High School $300 Ensure a safe, fun, drug and alcohol -free memorable ev ging Project Graduation for Aspen High School SEaduates. Aspen Homeless $20,000 Aspen Homeless Shelter keeps people alive, safe and fed Shelter during the winter; helps them access necessary resources all ear; and assists in their transition to self reliance. Aspen Valley Ski $10,000 Provide character building outdoor sports programs and Snowboard Club scholarship support to over 1,900 children and adolescents in the Roaring Fork Valley. Aspen Youth Center $12,500 Provide enriching after school, summer and outreach programs for youth in the Roaring Fork Valley. 1 Basalt High School $300 Help provide a safe, drug and alcohol free, fun evening for the Project Graduation Basalt High School graduating seniors of 2011. The Buddy Program $25,000 Program works at guiding and inspiring youth through mentoring and providing essential services. Catholic Charities $13,650 Provide direct assistance and referrals to prevent homelessness and hardship for low- income and at -risk individuals and families. Challenge Aspen $6,000 Enable Challenge Aspen to continue to provide much needed program options for people with disabilities in the valley and beyond. Colorado West Detox $10,000 Provide a safe, supervised environment for intoxicants to in GWS become sober and safely cope with withdrawal and then assist and motivate individuals to develop a plan to remain sober. Colorado West $16,480 Provide essential intensive psychiatric stabilization and Psychiatric Hospital inpatient mental health services. Community Health $271,205 Provide essential preventative health services to the residents Services, Inc. and workers of Pitkin County. English in Action $10,000 Support our Open Hours program and How To Learn :English workshops for adults learning English and seeking wa to p articipate full in our community. Executive Service Corps $3,000 This grant will help the ESC provide low -cost management assistance to local human service and cultural nonprofit organizations in their efforts to serve our community- Family Visitor $70,000 In -home support and education services focused on the young Programs child that can begin prenatally and last for the first year, for families who live and work in Pitkin County. Family Visitor $20,000 Goal of the coalition is to provide a stable and accessible Programs (acting as model of dental health prevention and treatment. fiscal agent) for Aspen to Parachute Dental Health Alliance Forest Conservancy $11,000 The Forest Conservancy will expand our volunteer corps, execute our new nationally accredited master Naturalist program, implement ed- venture interpretive programs, and broaden virtual learning opportunities. Friends of the Colorado $5,000 Promote avalanche safety through forecasting and education. Avalanche Information Grant funds, combined with funds from other sources, will pay Center (formerly a full -time avalanche forecaster in the CHIC -Aspen office Roaring Fork Avalanche Ctr GrassRoots TV $21,000 City and County funding is the financial foundation of the organization. It enables Grassroots to provide the basic services that generate all other income. Healthy Mountain $8,000 This grant enables HMC to continue its innovative work in Communities regional community development and creates tangible improvements for the residents of the region. 2 Hospice of the Valley $30,000 Provides direct operational support for the care of dying patients, and our 12 -month grief and bereavement services. Independence Pass $16,000 Support will enable IPF to continue its long -term work of Foundation maintaining and improving the environmental health, safety, and recreational quality of the Independence Pass corridor. KDNK: Carbondale $6,000 General operating support for KDNK community radio. Community Access Radio Mountain Family Health $40,000 Primary healthcare to Pitkin County residents and employees, Centers with a focus on uninsured and medically indigent clients. Mountain Valley $65,000 Funds are used to support services for children and adults with Developmental Services developmental disabilities as well as to meet the state's 5% local match requirement, thus opening access to additional funding of around $1.1 million. Pathfinders $10,000 Promote mental and physical well -being for our community by providing an evidence -based comprehensive program to anyone affected by cancer or other life threatening illnesses. Pauline S. Schneegas $2,500 It will help PSSS Wildlife Foundation, the only facility of its Wildlife Foundation kind on the Western Slope, rehabilitate and return injured /orphaned wildlife to the wild. Pitkin County Senior $345,086 Provide senior nutrition, activities, transportation, information Services and referral and care management programs. Planned Parenthood of $7,500 We will reach medically underserved populations with the Rocky Mountains affordable reproductive health care and education for the prevention of unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases, and reproductive cancers. Reach Out and Read $2,000 Sustain current programs by purchasing new, high quality Colorado books for children and provide technical assistance for ediatric healthcare roviders and ensure pro quality. RESPONSE $28,000 Operating expenses so that our trained volunteer advocates can continue to provide services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault from El Jebel to As pen, 24/7 The Right Door $65,000 Grant for general operations of the Right Door, which connects people in drug and alcohol crisis with services and support. Roaring Fork $10,000 Enable Roaring Fork Conservancy to continue to provide Conservancy invaluable services to ensure healthy community water resources for the benefit of Aspen and Pitkin County. Roaring Fork Family $40,000 Ensure the connection of Pitkin County's resident and Resource Centers employee families with essential services for health and academics, coordinatin b/w families, providers and schools. Roaring Fork $2,500 Roaring Fork Leadership develops leaders for the community. Leadership Long term, this transformation generates community improvement through increased civic leadership. 3 Roaring Fork Outdoor $12,000 General operations funding for programs that promote Volunteers stewardship of public lands by creating volunteer opportunities for trail work and conservation pKojects. Roaring Fork Valley $11,000 Early childhood literacy programs foster healthy brain Early Learning Fund development and supportive learning environments for children. Programs build pre literacy skills for kindergarten readiness and long-term academic achievement. Shining Stars $6,000 Funding supports the Foundation's services to children with Foundation cancer and life threatening diseases and allows an increase in outreach education programs to school districts. Sopris Therapy Services $8,000 Rehabilitation services for un- insured, under insured, and limited income children and adults living or working in Aspen /Pitkin County with special needs who require services not met by other programs. Spellbinders $3,000 Spellbinders work supports the literacy building efforts of Valley school teachers and strengthens community by building strong, long -term bonds between Valley elders and schoolchildren. Thompson Divide $5,000 TDC's baseline Water Quality Report will be completed. An Coalition informational campaign implemented. A monetary value will be established for existing leases. Tomorrows Voices $3,000 Enable us to provide educational programming designed to encourage the youth of the Roaring Fork Valley to be environmentally aware and environmentally and civically active in their community. Valley View Hospital $9,000 Provide approximately 9% of operational costs for the SANE SANE Program Program at View Hospital in 2011. Valley Partnership for $38,100 Provide programming specific to prevention of substance Drug Prevention abuse and education for children and adults in Pitkin County and Aspen. Wilderness Workshop $10,000 Research, education, legal advocacy and grassroots organizing 10000 to protect the ecological integrity of local landscapes and public lands WindWalkers Equine $8,000 Funding will provide therapeutic horseback riding Assisted Learning and opportunities for riders with intellectual and physical Therapy Center disabilities or social, emotional, educational and behavioral challenges. Youth Entity (formerly $7,000 Provide programs that prepare kids for future success by Computers for Kids teaching them to build a computer and other youth Foundation) development programs. YouthZone $45,000 Provide statistically proven programs for youth ages 6 -18 involved in the court s stem, and their parents. Total $1,516,021* *for agency funding. The HCF also funds $40,000 for the Emergency Assistance Fund, and an additional $5,000 to provide grant related technical assistance to HCF applicants I rantees. 4 REFERENDUM 1 DEDICATED PROPERTY TAX FOR HEALTHY COMMUNITY FUND SHALL PITKIN COUNTY TAXES BE INCREASED BY UP TO $464,000 ANNUALLY THROUGH AN INCREASE IN AND EXTENSION OF THE EXISTING HEALTHY COMMUNITY FUND PROPERTY TAX LEVY, RESULTING IN A TOTAL HEALTHY COMMUNITY FUND PROPERTY TAX LEVY OF UP TO $1,944,000 COMMENCING WITH THE 2013 COLLECTION YEAR, AND THE SAME AMOUNT, ADJUSTED ANNUALLY FOR INFLATION AND LOCAL GROWTH, FOR FIVE YEARS THEREAFTER FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING A STABLE FUNDING SOURCE FOR HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICE AND COMMUNITY NON PROFIT PROGRAMS INCLUDING: PROTECTIVE AND SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR CHILDREN HELPING AT -RISK YOUTH CONNECT TO COMMUNITY PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES TO HELP THEM SUCCEED HELPING VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT CARE FOR THE TERMINALLY ILL AND THEIR FAMILIES MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING, AND PREVENTIVE SERVICES PROVIDING A VARIETY OF PHYSICAL, SOCIAL, AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR SENIORS, INCLUDING SUPPORT FOR THOSE WHO NEED ONE -ON -ONE HELP TO DEAL WITH THE CHALLENGES OF EVERYDAY LIFE PREVENTIVE HEALTH SERVICES TO LOWER INCOME CITIZENS SUCH AS IMMUNIZATIONS, UNINTENDED PREGNANCY PREVENTION AND FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES TO AVOID HIGHER COSTS LATER WORKING WITH DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED CITIZENS AND THEIR FAMILIES TO ENHANCE THEIR ABILITY TO LIVE INDEPENDENT LIVES PROGRAMS THAT PROTECT THE QUALITY OF OUR NATURAL RESOURCES AND SHALL PITKIN COUNTY BE ENTITLED TO COLLECT, RETAIN, AND SPEND THE FULL REVENUES FROM SUCH TAX INCREASE AS A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE ANNUAL REVENUES FROM SUCH TAX INCREASE IN ANY YEAR AFTER THE FIRST FULL YEAR IN WHICH IT IS IN EFFECT EXCEED THE ESTIMATED DOLLAR AMOUNT STATED ABOVE AND NOTWITHSTANDING ANY REVENUE OR EXPENDITURE LIMITATION IN THE STATE CONSTITUTION, STATE LAW OR THE COUNTY HOME RULE CHARTER? O Yes O No Actual historical and current estimated fiscal year spending information Year Fiscal Year Spending 2007 (actual) 55,593,199 2008 (actual) 57,737,143 2009 (actual) 53,991,022 2010 (actual) 57,073,147 2011 (current year estimated) 56,113,087 Overall percentage change in fiscal year spending over the five year period from 2007 through 2011: 0.9% Overall dollar change in fiscal year spending over the five year period from 2007 through 2011: 519,888 Estimated 2013 fiscal year spending without taking into account the tax increase authorized. by Referendum 1A: 51,129,489 Estimated 2013 tax increase authorized by Referendum 1 A: 464,000 PRO STATEMENTS FOR 1A November 1, 2011 The Healthy Community Fund tax was passed with overwhelming support by the voters in 2002 and renewed in 2006. It sunsets in 2012, and without a replacement tax, the non profit agencies that do such essential work in our community will lose much needed support from.Pitkin County. A YES vote for the Healthy Community Fund will ensure six more years of dedicated, stable funding for important human services and non profit groups that contribute to the quality of life in Pitkin County. The cost to the taxpayer will be approximately $5.55 per $100,000 of residential property value beginning in 2013. This is an increase of $1.30 per $100,000 from the current tax to address increasing demands for services. This tax is not a fixed rate (mill levy,) but rather a fixed amount of revenue 1,944,000 per year, plus growth and inflation). If property values increase the mill levy for this tax will be reduced only generating the allowed amount of revenue. This small property tax supports crucial community work such as: Protective and supportive services for children Senior services including activities to promote independence and quality of life Holistic support for the care of cancer patients, terminally ill and their families Support for survivors of domestic violence and medical care for sexual assault survivors. Provision of services to transition homeless individuals to stability and self reliance Mental health and substance abuse counseling and preventative services Assistance for disabled citizens and their families Services to low- income individuals and families including: legal aid, dental and health services During the economic downturn, non profit agencies have seen significant increases in demand for services, concurrent with significant decreases in federal and state funding as well as clients' ability to pay fee for services. These trends have resulted in the real need for our community to come together in support of our friends, neighbors and co- workers facing difficult times. Non profit agencies depend on grants from the Healthy Community Fund to demonstrate local support in their other grant applications. They leverage our support to raise additional funds from other governmental entities and individual donors. There is accountability, public reporting and strict professional oversight of each dollar spent. 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