COVID GOOD NEIGHBOR FUND ASSISTANCE PROGRAM UPDATE
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!