Program Operations

The Washtenaw Coordinated Funding model consists of seven (7) partners meeting the needs of our community’s most vulnerable in four (4) priority areas through three (3) funding components intended to: support human services programming; build nonprofit capacity; foster community collaboration and systems-level change.


Program Operations is the largest area of investment. Funding is directed to nonprofits for service delivery in our focus areas. All grantees are required to provide timely reporting to measure progress toward outcomes.

  • Program operations investments are aligned with work in 4 community priority areas (Aging; Cradle to Career; Housing & Homelessness; and Safety Net Health & Nutrition)
  • Funding is targeted toward 7 community outcomes.
  • Agencies select from among 20 research-based, best-practice program strategies linked to the corresponding community outcome when applying for funding.

Community Outcomes

Our funding is focused on seven Community Outcomes to meet the needs of our community’s most vulnerable:

Aging: To help vulnerable, lower income adults 60 years of age or older live independently and safely through crisis intervention services, increasing access to senior support systems, and decreasing social isolation.

Early Childhood: To ensure children considered at-risk or with high needs are developmentally ready to succeed in school when they start school through parent engagement and education, access to high quality early learning, and programs that strengthen young children’s social emotional health.

Housing & Homelessness: To reduce the number of people who are experiencing homelessness through prevention services, emergency shelter, transitional housing and/or homelessness outreach, rapid rehousing, and permanent supportive housing and services.

Safety Net Health: To increase access to health services and resources for low-income residents through benefits advocacy, accessing care services, and care coordination.

Nutrition: To decrease food insecurity for low income residents through community-based food access and home-bound food distribution.

School-Age Youth (Graduation): To increase high school graduation rates of economically disadvantaged youth through programs that foster literacy and academic success and build 21st century skills.

School-Age Youth (Safety): To increase the physical and emotional safety of economically disadvantaged youth in their homes, schools, and communities.

Program Strategies & Outcomes

Under each Community Outcome, programs employ one or more Program Strategy(ies) and measure Program Outcomes to impact change toward each of the Community Outcomes. Click here to see FY2018 Program Strategies & Outcomes for each Community Outcome.

Current Investments

Click here to see our 2016-2018 Program Operations Investments.

Application Process

The application process for FY18-FY20 Program Operations grant cycle is now closed.