Cdbg Dr Resilience Planning-capacity Grant 2015

Total Awarded: $221,667

Date Awarded: 07/01/2015

Intended use: for the salary and benefits for the watershed coordinator and watershed program assistant. Funding to set up office and administration capacities for CCCWP.

Estimated Completion Date: 08/31/2016

Where We Are: Coordinator and Assistant have been hired and currently are completing intended work.

Background: The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (“DOLA”) is leading Colorado’s housing and economic recovery effort in response to severe flooding that occurred September 9 through September 15, 2013. CDBG-DR funds allow the Watershed Partnership to hire and oversee two individuals who will perform professional and technical work on watershed-related disaster recovery work undertaken by the Partnership. The Watershed Coalition Coordinator (the “Coordinator”) will oversee Partnership projects and all necessary work to bring them to completion through project management, community outreach, coordinating steering committee meetings, and managing staff. If the Partnership decides to pursue 501(c)3 nonprofit status, then the Coordinator will manage that process. The Watershed Coalition Program Assistant (the “Assistant”) will perform support services for the Coordinator and the Partnership, primarily including planning and implementation assistance, internal and external communications, office management, volunteer coordination, and administration and accounting. The Coordinator will report to the Partnership and will coordinate with Partnership stakeholders and any external partners. The Assistant will report to the Coordinator.