Special Announcement - Up to $80,000 Grant Funding
United Way Blackhawk Region is requesting proposals from local nonprofit organizations to implement a Housing and Resource Navigator position. A Housing and Resource Navigator helps clients to develop an action plan in order to secure safe, affordable and sustainable housing based on their unique needs.
“Housing and Resource Navigators play a key role connecting individuals and families with a safe place to call home,” said Kelly Bedessem, volunteer Chair of United Way’s Community Impact Council. “Based in the field, these positions help people overcome barriers to achieve their housing goals.”
United Way’s volunteer board of directors has authorized utilization of up to $80,000 in reserve funds, over and above its current 2021-2023 Community Grants investment (more than $3.1 million dollars) to further meet the evolving needs of the Blackhawk Region.
“Despite pandemic-related declines in our annual fundraising, our volunteer leadership has prioritized this additional investment because United Way understands the criticality of this issue and serving our most vulnerable neighbors,” said United Way Blackhawk Region President and CEO Mary Fanning-Penny. “This is yet another example of United Way identifying a pressing community need and stepping up in a meaningful way.”