Good Neighbor Fund Application

Good Neighbor Fund Application


March 13, 2021, effectively immediately, the Telluride Foundation regrets to announce that it can no longer accept Good Neighbor Fund (GNF) assistance applications due to lack of funding.

Please note that this notice DOES NOT apply to the Ouray County Response Fund (GNF assistance for residents of Ouray County), the San Miguel County Behavioral Health fund for behavioral health services, and the Town of Telluride Housing Relief Fund for rent or mortgage assistance in the Town of Telluride. There are still have funds available for these programs. Please proceed to apply.

The Telluride Foundation hopes that this situation is temporary and will keep its partners and the community updated.

The Good Neighbor Fund was created by the Telluride Foundation and is administered by Tri-County Health Network. The Good Neighbor Fund exists to help promote a stable workforce in San Miguel County, West Montrose County, Ouray County, and the Town of Rico. The Fund can provide emergency financial assistance to qualified applicants for daily needs such as rent, mortgage, medical bills, car repair, food assistance, utility assistance, and more to allow individuals to continue to live and work in these communities.

In order to be eligible for consideration, applicants must: currently live/work in Rico, San Miguel County, West Montrose County, or Ouray County and have done so for the past 1 year; demonstrate that they have exhausted all other resources; and show that they can maintain financial stability outside this non-recurring and unexpected crisis to remain living and working in the defined region. Due to COVID-19, applicants may reapply for funding after 90 days.

The Good Neighbor Fund application is also used for both the Ouray Community Response Fund and the San Miguel Behavioral Health Solutions fund. To access the Ouray Community Response fund, you must have lived and worked in Ouray County for at least one year; to qualify for the San Miguel Behavioral Health Solutions fund, you must live or work in San Miguel County. You can qualify for these funds based on the information you provide within your Good Neighbor Fund application.  Both funds allow you to reapply every 3 months. The Town of Telluride Housing Relief Fund will resume operations in late December of 2020.

Please review the information below, download an application, and use the form to submit your completed application and supporting documents. Once received, your application will be reviewed and someone will contact you within 1-2 business days. Thank you!

    Please Review the Qualification Criteria

    Download an Application

    Please download an application by clicking on one of the links below. Once you download it on your computer you will need to open it in Adobe Reader (To get the free desktop app please click HERE. For the free mobile app please click HERE).

    Please fill out the application on your computer, and save the file with your name and the date you submit it included in the file name. Upload it to us in the Upload Documents section below. Click on Choose File, and select the file you created on your computer using the Adobe Reader application.

    Upload Documents

    *** Each file must be either .pdf, .doc, or .docx with a maximum file size of 2MB ***

    Contact Information

    If you get a message that says, “There was an error trying to send your message. Please try again later,” just click “Submit” again.

    If you continue to get an error message, please call (970.708.7096) M-F 8 -5 for assistance.

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