The Park County Tripartite Board has administered the CSBG grant in Park County since 2001 under the Park County Commissioners, and then as Yellowstone Country Assistance Network of Park County, Wyoming since 2007. In 2019, the Park County Tripartite Board was granted eligible entity status to administer the Hot Springs County CSBG grant, and Hot Springs County was granted a seat on the Board of Directors.
We have two programs called Park County Help and Hot Springs County Help to work with non-profit organizations in our service area to increase their capacity to move case management clients from poverty to economic stability.
- YCAN collaborated with our state funds to transition programs from “emergency assistance” that put band-aids on the issue of poverty, and don’t provide a wholistic model of transitioning the low-income to economic stability.
- Due to COVID-19 our organization stood-up a “temporary” fund for those who not usually apply for CSBG through a case manger to apply online using a HIPPA compliant form for CSBG CARES Act funding while they were available to us.
The Organizational Standards are a comprehensive set of standards. The Organizational Standards are organized into three thematic groups comprising nine categories and 58 private, nonprofit entities. The purpose of the organizational standards is to ensure that all agencies have the appropriate organizational capacity in critical financial and administrative areas and areas of unique importance to the Community Action network’s mission.
- Grantees in Wyoming must be meeting at least 70% of the Organizational Standards to comply with their contract.
- YCAN’s final Organizational Standards review for FFY2020 shows YCAN meets 54 of the 58 Organizational Standards, or 93.10%, for private entities!