Funding & Sustaining SOAR Projects. Colorado SOAR Project Gary Sanford Governor’s Office. Funding and Sustaining SOAR Projects. Colorado SOAR Project Mission: Increase community capacity and expertise to expedite disability benefits for those who are homeless or at-risk.
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Colorado SOAR Project
Colorado SOAR ProjectMission:Increase community capacity and expertise to expedite disability benefits for those who are homeless or at-risk
HistoryColorado Coalition for the HomelessBART – Benefit Acquisition and Retention TeamColorado Interagency Council on HomelessnessConvened stakeholders in 2010Identified strategies to increase capacityCreate collaboration through initiative to:Build capacity Demonstrate benefits Initiate strategies to sustain efforts
Colorado SOAR ProjectAdministrator: Colorado Behavioral Healthcare CouncilLeadership: Governor’s Office/Interagency CouncilTraining/TA: Colorado Coalition for the HomelessAdvisory: Social Security Administration, Disability Determination Services, Colorado Hospital Association, Colorado Cross Disabilities Coalition, US Department of Veteran Affairs, Metropolitan Community Provider Network, state government, homeless and disability service organizations, mental health providers, PRA Associates, consumer
Grant award – 2 yearsColorado Health FoundationIssued RFPPriorities – geographic coverage, diversity of partners, collaboration, track recordLevel 1 – funded case managersLevel 2 – training and TA
Elements to Sustaining SOARTraining and technical assistanceSystem changeCost benefits and efficienciesDemonstrate application and success across communities, agencies, populations
Elements to Sustaining SOARColorado Interagency CouncilEffective – Efficient - ElegantState plan to end homelessnessContinuum of Care (COC) effortsRole of state agenciesApplication with local homeless initiativesHomeless Management Information SystemCommunity awareness
For further information contact:Gary SanfordGary.Sanford@state.co.usJennifer Perlmanjperlman@coloradocoalition.org