Safety Net Grants

New Human Services Partnership Safety Net Funding Round 

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The 2022 New Human Services Partnership Safety Net Program funding round has closed, and the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners will be considering the award recommendations made by the community grant review team at the upcoming BOC meeting on Wednesday, June 1. The BOC documents up for consideration are below:

The Ann Arbor City Council will consider these recommendations at one of their upcoming June meetings, either June 6 or June 20 (awaiting confirmation on when this will be added to the agenda).

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As a reminder, this is one of three funding rounds in the New Human Services Partnership. If your agency or group is not a fit for this funding, it’s likely you may be for a future funding round, including the mini-grants (expected this summer) and the High-impact grants (expected this fall/winter).

View the final scoring and awards sheet for the Safety Net Funding round here.

Thank you Safety Net Grants Review Team

Thank you to the members of the volunteer community review team for the NHSP Safety Net funding round. Your thoughtful decision making and nuanced perspectives contributed to the success of this process. 

Cherisa Allen - The Dispute Resolution Center, Board Member; Community Action Board Member; Women and Men Working for Change, Founder and President; Ypsilanti Community Schools, Ypsilanti Programs Community Liaison 

Mary Lou Auchus - Secretary, Huron High School PTO; President, Huron High School PTO

Susan Baskett - Ann Arbor Board of Education, Secretary

Patricia Davis - Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office Staff Member, Outreach Worker 

Juanita House - Community Action Board Member

Grace Kim - Michigan Medicine; Board Treasurer, Korean Society of Houston (TX)

Maria Militzer - Mexiquenses in Michigan, President 

Gary Munce - Washtenaw Commission on Aging, Former Member; Washtenaw County Broadband Task Force, Member

Maisha Ostergren - Ann Arbor Resident

Patricia Pacania - University of Michigan Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs and Trotter Multicultural Center, Former Director

Florence Roberson - Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office, SURE Program Coordinator

Jessica Saborio - Lincoln Consolidated Schools, Teacher

Dana Thomas - University of Michigan School of Public Health, Director of Public Health Practice; Former Board Member for the Ypsilanti Senior Center

Jessica West - Director of Community Development at Pittsfield Charter Township; Urban County Executive Committee, Member; Pittsfield Township Pandemic Committee, Chair

Karen Zaruba - Little Mews Rescue, Board Member 

Karen Zynda - Michigan Medicine, Director of Community Benefit and Community Health Needs Assessment

The Community Reviewers represented the diversity of Washtenaw County well and we are aiming to do even better for the next funding round. We were proud of the racial and geographic diversity of the first group of community reviewers and hope to broaden the gender, income, and age diversity in the next group of reviewers. We encourage you to apply to participate in our next community review process using the Community Reviewer Application.

The below charts represent the demographic information of the Community Reviewer team.

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