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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Contact:
Gary Aden, Thurston County, adeng@co.thurston.wa.us or (360) 867-2532
Jessica Bateman, United Way, jbatemam@unitedway-thurston.org or (360) 943-2773 x14

Investments made to Address Essential Community Needs
Programs to tackle housing, health, child resilience and education

OLYMPIA - The Community Investment Partnership (CIP), a partnership between Thurston County, the cities of Lacey, Olympia and Tumwater, and the United Way of Thurston County, announced awards totaling $4,740,984 in funding.

Thurston County Commissioner and CIP Co-Chair Cathy Wolfe said she is "very pleased that we are all looking at the needs of the community through the same lens, which is guided by Thurston Thrives Strategy Maps with funding coming from the pooled public-private funds through the CIP."

For the first time ever, the proposal application process pooled resources from the Health and Human Services Council, the United Way, federal funding from the HOME Investment Partnership Act, state funds from the Consolidated Homeless Grant, and the Emergency Solutions Grant, and local Affordable and Homeless housing funds. As funders, this innovative partnership better focuses our limited private and public community resources to take on challenging social issues to need community needs.

"As we enter the third year of our CIP partnership funding by adding in new homeless and housing resources, we are learning more that our shared goals and coordinated approach is beneficial because it allows nonprofits to maximize their award potential and better get the outcomes that serve our community," said CIP Co-Chair and United Way Board member, Dennis Mahar. "We had many strong proposals and funded the top ranked ones. I regret our financial limitations prevented us from funding more."

A total of 74 applications were received from 37 agencies; 58 programs operated by 35 agencies will be funded. The awards range in amounts from $3,375 to $288,138. Contracts for services will be finalized between July and November of this year, with services provided through 2017.

A panel of 16 community volunteers reviewed the applications, interviewed applicants and ranked the applications in terms of priority. This information was provided to the CIP Steering Committee, who made the final recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners and United Way board on which programs to fund.

Applicants identified how their projects address community health strategies identified by Thurston Thrives. Thurston Thrives is a partnership of local governments, schools, health care, businesses, and local community organizations, with a mission to improve community health that was formed in 2013. Selected applications provide programs that help achieve the goals and visions of the Thurston Thrives' Child and Youth Resilience, Education, Food, Public Safety and Justice, and Housing action areas.

For more information about the Community Investment Partnership, please contact:
Gary Aden at adeng@co.thurston.wa.us or (360) 867-2532.
Jessica Bateman at jbatemam@unitedway-thurston.org or (360) 943-2773 x14

LIST OF GRANT AWARDS:

Individual and community health:


Thurston County Food Bank
Food Bank Collaborative | $58,100

Catholic Community Services SW
The Community Kitchen | $25,200

YWCA of Olympia
Girls Circle | $35,000

Senior Services for South Sound
STARS Adult Day Care | $10,500

The Crisis Clinic of Thurston and Mason Counties
Crisis Intervention, Community Education and Referral | $24,500

Senior Services for South Sound
Senior Nutrition Program | $28,000

Catholic Community Services
Volunteer Services | $3,375

Family Support Center of South Sound
Homeless Family Services | $22,500

Family Support Center of South Sound
Thurston County Family Justice Center | $5,625

Capital Recovery Center
Post Incarceration Re-Entry Program (PIRP) Social Services | $12,595

PCAF (Pierce County AIDS Foundation)
Thurston County HIV Mental Health Case Management | $6,750

PCAF (Pierce County AIDS Foundation)
Thurston County HIV Prevention Services | $4,500


Child and youth resilience and education:


C.I.E.L.O.
Connecting the Dots: Latino Kids, Spanish-Speaking Parents, and Success in School | $28,000

Rochester Organization of Families (ROOF Community Services)
Kids' Place After-school & Summer Program | $8,400

Pizza Klatch
LGBTQ+ Youth Support Groups | $24,500

Community Action Council of Lewis, Mason & Thurston Counties
Monarch Children's Justice and Advocacy Center | $31,500

Garden Raised Bounty
Youth Grow Tumwater and Olympia | $28,000

TOGETHER!
Evergreen Villages Community Center | $21,000

SafePlace
SafePlace Child and Youth Program | $14,000

Family Education and Support Services
Kinship Care Program | $17,500

Family Support Center of South Sound
Family Resource Services Navigator Program | $16,209

Community Youth Services
Haven House | $13,500

Hands On Children's Museum
The SafePlace Support Group Program at the Hands On Children's Museum | $5,850

YWCA of Olympia
Girls Without Limits! | $18,000

SafePlace
SafePlace Residential Services Program | $20,250

TOGETHER!
Elementary Tumwater Community Schools | $9,000

TOGETHER!
Club House Community Learning Centers | $9,000

The Evergreen State College Foundation
Gateways for Incarcerated Youth | $11,250

TOGETHER!
Tumwater Community Schools - Secondary Schools | $20,250


Residential Stability:


Rochester Organization of Families (ROOF Community Services)
Emergency and Family Services | $8,400

SideWalk
Coordinated Entry | $17,500

Interfaith Works
Interfaith Works Shelter Navigation Team | $35,000

Panza
Quixote Village | $11,250

Community Youth Services
Transitional Housing Program | $13,500

Community Youth Services
Rosie's Place & YAS | $22,500

Home:


Family Support Center of South Sound
Coordinated Entry (Families) | $15,000

Community Youth Services
Coordinated Entry (Youth) | $15,000

SideWalk
Coordinated Entry (Individuals) | $15,000

Homes First!
Safe, Healthy, Affordable Rental Housing | $250,464

Housing Authority of Thurston County
Housing Rehabilitation Program | $200,000

South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity
Deyoe Vista: Phase IV | $290,467

Foundation For the Challenged
Foundation For the Challenged Homes X | $45,000

Community Action Council of Lewis, Mason & Thurston Counties
Prairie Run Apartments | $24,000

Homes First!
Four Roof Replacements - Affordable Rentals | $11,000

Thurston Economic Development Council, Business Resource Center
Green Healthy Affordable Rentals | $25,000

SafePlace
Emergency Shelter Operations and Maintenance | $60,000

Interfaith Works
Interfaith Works Emergency Overnight Shelter | $260,325

Family Support Center of South Sound
Homeless Family Services | $48,750

Community Youth Services
Young Adult Shelter | $97,500

Catholic Community Services SW
The Community Kitchen | $48,750

Family Support Center of South Sound
Pear Blossom Place | $77,000

Community Youth Services
Haven House | $21,000

Panza
Quixote Village | $35,000

Catholic Community Services SW
Drexel House Emergency Shelter | $81,995

Community Youth Services
ECHO | $45,500

Homes First!
Tenancy Support Coordinator | $24,500

Family Support Center of South Sound
Rapid Re-housing for Vulnerable Families with Children | $284,212

SideWalk
Rapid Rehousing | $155,025

Housing Authority of Thurston County
The Bridge Program for Homeless Families with Children | $35,000

Capital Recovery Center
Capital Recovery Center Post Incarceration Re-entry Program (PIRP) | $21,064

Community Action Council of Lewis, Mason & Thurston Counties
CACLMT 2016-2017 | $68,000

Family Support Center of South Sound
Cold Weather Shelter (Families) | $30,000

Community Youth Services
Cold Weather Shelter (Youth) | $8,500

Salvation Army
Cold Weather Shelter (Individuals) | $48,700

Community Action Council of Lewis, Mason & Thurston Counties
Housing and Essential Needs | $1,747,721

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County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3