FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter Program

FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter Program has released the next two funding cycles for Teller County. Pikes Peak United Way will be the administrator of funds for Phase 39 and Phase ARPA-R. New guidelines have been published for these phases, allowing agencies to provide Rent/ Mortgage assistance for up to three months for each client.  Agencies that wish to apply can do so in the funding categories of Rent / Mortgage, Other Shelter, Utilities, Other Food, and Served Meals.  EFSP Final Spend Date for Teller County will be April 30, 2023, and funds spent can be backdated to 1 November 2021.

Application for both phases can be found at this link: The application will be open until August 13, 2022, at 11:59 pm.  Applications will not be accepted after that time.  Please contact Bobby Gomez with questions about the application at

2023-2024 Community Investment Fund Application

Our 2023-2024 Community Investment Fund process begins January 2nd, 2023. The first step is an LOI which is outlined in the document attached below. For questions regarding the e-cImpact login, please contact Bobby at

Deadline for completed LOI submission is January 18th, by 11:59 pm.


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The Peak Progress (QLI) Report is a community effort to look at and evaluate different components of quality of life in the Pikes Peak Region. This project convenes volunteers, community members, and leaders from across the region (Vision Councils) to gather and evaluate data and create goals (referred to as “priority areas”) in various categories.

This report originated in 2007 after Howard Brooks and Jerry Smith recognized the need for benchmarking information and gathered the necessary community support and resources to publish the first edition. The 2019/2020 report seeks to move the report forward by not only focusing on indicators, but also looking for ways to take these findings and create actionable change and improve the quality of life in the Pikes Peak Region. To do this, we followed the original process of creating benchmarks by comparing the Pikes Peak Region to other regions in order to see how we are doing compared to other places in the United States, as well as looking at data over time.

This report is for anyone from a general citizen to an elected representative. Based on the foundation of community groups, networks, and resources that were assembled to develop it, this highly beneficial tool provides reliable and easy to understand data with the potential and proposed steps for actionable change.