Park County’s Department of Grants & Special Projects (DGSP) is tasked with centralizing and streamlining the County’s grant-seeking and application efforts; administration, reporting and reimbursement requests of most grant awards; and, providing guidance and oversight to County departments in managing their post-award grant administration and reporting processes. The County Commission also allows DGSP staff time to be spent on applications that assist relevant area non-profits, unincorporated county communities and water and wastewater districts, etc. These decisions are made during a scheduled public County Commission meeting.
The mission of the DGSP is to increase the County’s capacity to compete for federal, state, county, corporate and foundation grants and to effectively assist in the full life-cycle of grant management from application to award through closeout. The aim is to increase grant-related revenue, limit the County’s exposure to any grant-related legal liability and improve the efficiency and impact of programs and services funded through grant dollars.
Grant funds received by Park County support important programs and services that the County provides to our communities. Since 2008, the DGSP has received over $39.8 million in grant funding that has allowed the County to extend or replace pre-existing services and/or infrastructure, introduce new initiatives, gain technological advances and subsidize programmatic staffing and equipment. Grant funds are allocated throughout the County and impact a variety of efforts, including public safety, roads, bridges, economic development, social services, recreation and infrastructure improvement and maintenance, among many others. Because grant funding allows the County to leverage local public funds in order to extend and enhance the services it offers to the community, the impact of grant funding in Park County is significant.
Please contact Kristen Galbraith, GPC - Director of Grants & Special Projects with inquiries.