The Human Services Board mission and goals are to provide assistance in food, health, mental health services and housing for the citizens of Westminster. The Human Services Board reviews, evaluates and recommends to City Council funding levels for the budget year based on applications from outside human service agencies and other nonprofit organizations, considering how to best allocate funds to provide human services to the residents of Westminster.

Members of this board should represent expertise in health services, housing, community services, senior citizens, education and/or cultural services. This board meets during the year on an as needed basis during evening hours, with four to six meetings each year. Meetings last about two hours each.


COVID-19 Human Services Board Grant Funding Application
The Human Services Board (HSB) is now accepting applications for a COVID-19 grant funding opportunity. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of these services have been negatively impacted. As a result, the City of Westminster is providing a grant program to eligible non-profit agencies and quasi-governmental bodies to provide additional financial resources for assisting their customer base due to increased demands associated with the pandemic. 

To be eligible for the grant program, your agency must be deemed a non-profit agency or be a quasi-governmental body. Any funding received must be, or have been, used due to the public health emergency related to COVID-19 between March 1, 2020 and November 2, 2020. Some examples of suitable uses of grant funds include, but are not limited to, purchasing PPE for staff and residents, deep cleaning/sanitizing facilities and equipment, and providing assistance to those impacted by COVID-19. Any unspent funds must be returned to the City. The total funding amount for the program is $100,000 and will be limited to up to $10,000 per recipient. 

The HSB will consider the following criteria when evaluating applicants (in no specific order):

  • Number of Westminster residents served
  • Urgency of need to maintain operations and services/programs
  • Ability to provide unduplicated services
  • Mission alignment with Human Services Board (see above)
  • Ability to leverage collaborations in the community
  • Ability to create a positive impact in the broader community
  • Timely and thorough completion of all aspects of the funding application including post-grant reporting on or before November 2, 2020.

Timeline for the Human Services Board annual fund allocation:

  • Applications released – July 1, 2020
  • Applications due – July 24, 2020
  • HSB reviews and recommends approval of applications – August
  • Funds must be spent and documented by November 2, 2020

NOTE: IF YOUR ORGANIZATION APPLIED FOR HSB GRANT FUNDING FOR 2021 GRANT YEAR, YOU DO NOT NEED TO INCLUDE ATTACHMENTS THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN SUBMITTED. 

All applications must be typed or completed on a computer. Submittals of completed applications will be accepted via email only. 

Click here to download the application

If you have any questions about Human Services Board funding, please contact the board's staff liaison (contact information below).

2020 Human Services Board Grantees
A Precious Child
Almost Home
Audio Information Network of Colorado
Brothers Redevelopment
CASA of Adams & Broomfield Counties
CASA of Jefferson & Gilpin Counties
Catholic Charities & Community Services of the Archdiocese of Denver
Center for People With Disabilities
Clinica Family Health
Cold Weather Care
Colorado Homeless Families
Colorado Reach Center
Community Table
Family Tree
FISH of Westminster
Food Bank of the Rockies
Growing Home
Have a Heart Project
Hope House of Colorado
Jefferson Center for Mental Health
Kids First Health Care
Project Angel Heart
Ralston House
Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center
Seniors' Resource Center
The Action Center
The Senior Hub
Volunteers of America

Board members:
Rick Gabrielsen
Jessica Mazzant

Katie Ruske 
Joe Sloan
Catherine White 

Karen Zimmerman 

Council Liaison: Jon Voelz

Staff Liaison: John Prejzner
303-658-2498
jprejzne@cityofwestminster.us 

 

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