$68,000 Larimer Consensus Group: Capacity Building
PROJECT: Larimer Consensus Group Capacity Building
PROGRAM: 2014 Catalytic Grants
GRANTEE: Larimer Consensus Group
Larimer Consensus Group (LCG) is seeking support to fund a full-time, senior staff person who will provide the necessary organizational capacity to allow them to fulfill the immediate obligations under the Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant (CNIG) plan and position the LCG to implement the long-term goals of the Larimer Vision Plan and the community’s guiding principles outlined in the 2014 organizational strategic plan. The Neighborhood Improvement Specialist will focus on the following: 1) Choice Neighborhood Implementation; 2) Real Estate Development and Community Planning; 3) Support of the LCG Board, Committees and Action Teams; 4) Community Outreach, Information, and Advocacy; and 5) Administrative Duties. CNIG responsibilities, growing organizational partnerships, and the increasing pace of development in Larimer all require the LCG to bring on staff and expand capacity as soon as possible. LCG board volunteer hours are increasing significantly to meet participation requirements in ongoing CNIG meetings. All of the CNIG partners are all sophisticated, fully staffed organizations that in many cases operate on annual budgets in excess of $1 million.