Local Hilltop Resources Receive Large Grant
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Thanks to the Colorado Health Foundation, local Hilltop community resources have received a large chunk of change.
The foundation recently made a three year grant to support four programs operated by Hilltop.
Officials say the award of over $139,000 dollars per year will help provide healthier living, education and access to health care for low-income families.
Since this money is foundation dollars, officials could use it to match government dollars and draw down more money.
“The foundation has been a supporter of Hilltop, which has been wonderful,” said Jackie Sievers, director of Child and Family Services for Hilltop. “If we hadn't received the funding, we would have had to downsize our programs. These programs operate in both Mesa and Montrose counties, so it would have impacted our community services.”
The four programs that will receive the money are listed below. Each of the programs helps to further the foundation's mission to improve the health and health care of Coloradoans:
B4 Babies & Beyond: help access health care
Family First: helps in-home parenting and education
Uncompahgre Prenatal Program: helps to ensure healthy pregnancies
Tandem Families: provide behavioral and emotional support