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Greater Waterville Community Investors Initiative- KVCAP


Application Summary:

This program is a last resort type program for those that need just a little help to get over an obstacle that allows them to be financially stable. It can be for car repairs, glasses, prescriptions, beds, food, transportation, security deposits, or even a load or two of laundry. This is a program that is managed through KVCAP , and all applicants are screened and exhaust all other resources before applying for this funding. This program has a group of “Community Investors” that are contacted for funding as needs present themselves. These investors basically fund the program and the applicants needs, and are contacted weekly with any updates, needs or reports. This application is an ask to help fund the programs’ management, as KVCAP is currently funding all the administrative fees (1-2 hours a week) through their budget.

Site Visit/Phone Conversation Notes:

During the call Andrea covered all the information above, and explained clearly how the Community Investors program works. She shared, with passion, the needs in our community that often go unfunded and how this program is used to help with situations that may occur only once for an individual or family. She emphasized how the program depends on the Community Investors to fund the needs, and what a great success it has been. She manages this program herself. I was very impressed with this program once I fully understood the parameters of the resources and how the Community Investors funded the program. KVCAP is looking for financial assistance to fund the staffing of this program administrative payroll.

Program Strengths:

Managed by KVCAP through the Development office, Community Investors fund the program, therefore it is basically self-sufficient, Well Managed. Each application is screened and each applicant must exhaust all other possible means of assistance before they are considered, Serves a need that may allow for a family or individual to make it on their own. Needs that are basic and that may be taken for granted, but can put you behind., All other resources are exhausted before this program may be applied for, such as 211, Interfaith Emergency Funds, Salvation Army, General Assistance, and DHHS., Applicants must fall in specific Poverty Guidelines for assistance.

Program Weaknesses:

Without seeing who has been served, I do not know if there are any recipients that are habitual, but from speaking with Andrea, I do not feel this is the case

Focus Area:

Darlene Ratte agrees that this program aligns with Financial Stability, as indicated on the application.

This program has requested $3000.00 for 2 years.

Darlene Ratte’s Recommendation: Definitely Fund for $3000.00 for 2 years

Recommendations and Comments


Definitely Fund = No question, UWMM should fund this program.
Maybe Fund = I think UWMM should fund this program, but I have outstanding questions.
Maybe Don’t Fund = I don’t think UWMM should fund this program, because I have outstanding concerns.
Don’t Fund = UWMM should not fund this program.

Rachel Grant

Definitely Fund

Leon Duff/Ann Lindeman

Definitely Fund

Jackie Dalton

Definitely Fund

Rick Dorian

Definitely Fund

This is a wonderful model program. Thanks to KVCAP for being the leaders to convene these conversations on how the community can help.

Susan Roy

Definitely Fund

Cheryl flewelling

Definitely Fund

Fully fund this unique program that is the last step for a lot of people.

James Wood

Definitely Fund

Excellent program. People using this service have worked incredibly hard to get to this point.

Robert Dahlgren

Definitely Fund

This is the only program applying for ‘Financial Stability’.

George Coleman

Definitely Fund

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