The Montrose Board of County Commissioners provided over $730,000 funding to local government and non-profit agencies to start off 2018. Recipients of 2018 funding (awarded through the annual budget process) include organizations such as the Center for Mental Health, Black Canyon Boys and Girls Club, Community Options, Dolphin House, the Basin Clinic, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), the Olathe Community Center, and Montrose Regional Crime Stoppers. These organizations provide critical community services ranging from rural health care to protection for victims of child and domestic abuse as well as crime prevention and youth mentoring.
"Every year we are faced with difficult decisions regarding Community Partner Funding," said Chairman Keith Caddy. "This year, we are proud to award over $730,000 to assist community organizations in providing important services to Montrose County residents."
"Montrose County has a history of supporting local organizations and CASA is pleased to be a recipient of Community Partner Funding again for 2018. Such strong local support shows regional and statewide funders that our community is invested in our success," said Carlton Mason, Executive Director of CASA of the 7th Judicial District.
"Montrose County’s continuing support of Crime Stoppers has been invaluable in enabling us to fulfill our critical mission of dealing with area crime, both its prevention and its solution. The BOCC, the Sheriff and Dispatch have all been of tremendous assistance. With over 20 years of experience as a non-profit volunteer in numerous organizations, I have witnessed the County’s continuing dedication to improving the lives of all who live, work and visit our beautiful region. John W. Nelson, President of Montrose Regional Crime Stoppers, Inc..
Over 43 different entities made 44 separate requests totaling over $1.2 million, and 37 of those entities received a total of $734,550 in community partner funding ranging from $1,000 to $325,000. For more information regarding the budget please visit www.montrosecounty.net.