Human Services Fund
The City of Boulder's Human Services Fund (HSF) provides approximately $2 million annually to community agencies providing services to Boulder residents in support of the Housing and Human Services Master Plan. Awards are made through a competitive process based on alignment with City of Boulder priorities and goals. For additional information about the fund round application and review process, click on the "How to Apply for Funding from the Human Services Fund" link on the right.
Investing in the Community
The City of Boulder invests resources in improving community health and well-being for our residents. The HSF supports programs and services consistent with the guiding principles and goals identified in the Housing and Human Services Master Plan (2006-2015), including basic safety net services, self-sufficiency and economic and social diversity.
The update to the master plan will begin in 2014 and will include an update to community goals and funding priorities. In funding programs, the city's mission is to be an investor and partner in the community rather than simply a funder of human services. Each funded program sets annual outcome goals and reports on them twice a year.
Substance Education and Awareness (SEA) Program Evaluation
The City of Boulder Human Services Department is seeking proposals from individuals, firms, teams or consultants to provide the following: 1) design, develop, and conduct an evaluation of the SEA program that includes the collection of data on both individual and joint efforts of SEA grantees; 2) assess the efforts of funded projects to determine the impact of funds; and 3) develop lessons learned to inform future efforts.
Proposals will be received by the Community Funding Manager until 4:30 P.M. Mountain Time, August 26, 2016. A copy of the full Request for Proposal (RFP) can be accessed here.
Volunteers needed for Human Service Fund Advisory Committee
The City of Boulder is seeking community volunteers to serve on the Human Service Fund Advisory Committee (HSFAC).
The City of Boulder’s Human Services Fund Advisory Committee (HSFAC) is a five member resident committee, appointed by the City Manager, that annually reviews proposals to the Human Services Fund (HSF) and makes recommendations to staff and the City Manager for the allocation of funding to community agencies to promote community health and well being. The role of the committee is advisory, technical, and not political in nature; members do not serve in an advocacy role for either agencies or issues, and should not be affiliated with any agency that applies for funding from the HSF. The term is 2 years.
More information about the committee can be found here, HSFAC.
City of Boulder residency is required for the HSFAC. Applications are accepted on an on-going basis.
For an application form, please see HS Boards and Committees Application.