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18 nonprofits benefit from public funds via Human Resources Council

Lauren Blair

— From the homeless to developmentally disabled adults to local parents of all stripes, a wide swath of Moffat County citizens have benefited from public funding via the Human Resources Council.

A handful of representatives from the 18 agencies supported by HRC funds presented to Moffat County Commissioners Tuesday on the impact their work has had on the community.

“Our goal was to serve 60 families in the course of the year and we served 97,” said Connections 4 Kids Coordinator Betsy Overton, who received $5,000 from HRC to launch a new parent education program.

The Community Budget Center received $14,000. About two thirds of the money was allocated to homeless support services, from helping individuals find temporary shelter to helping families pay rent to avoid eviction and prevent homelessness.

“We helped 97 people with that money and the average grant was $98,” Budget Center Manager Karen Brown said.

The City of Craig and Moffat County each pledged $40,000 to HRC. The funds are administered by Moffat County United Way with no administration fee, therefore 100 percent of funds are allocated to local organizations, said Moffat County United Way Executive Director Amanda Arnold.

HRC received $120,000 in requests, and allocations ranged from $1,000 to $17,000 for a total of $81,000 in funded nonprofit requests.