The Department of Social Services operates three core divisions and three community engagement programs providing an array of multi-generational services, from the “cradle to the rocking chair.” The department also supports collaborative efforts with an existing network of local non-profit organizations and human services agencies.
- Aging & Disability Services
- Family Services
- Youth Services
- Domestic & Sexual Violence Prevention Coalition
- Partners for Youth
- Substance Use Disorder Intervention Program
Nonprofit Capital Grant Program
The Nonprofit Capital Grants program (NCG) is a new initiative designed to recognize the strains upon infrastructure within our local network of community agency partners, which are affecting their service delivery to residents. These American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funded capital project grants for Fayette County 501(c)(3) nonprofits and are subject to federal reporting and spending requirements.
Agencies with established proven track records of performance located in or serving residents of Lexington-Fayette County were invited to apply for this competitive grant program.
Download the presentation from the May 11 workshop webinar. You can watch the workshop webinar recording online. You may register to receive the Request for Proposal documents released Monday, May 16, at lexingtonky.ionwave.net.
To be considered, proposals had to be received by June 21, 2022, before 2 p.m.
An informational and question and answer meeting were held on Zoom on Wednesday, June 1, 2022.
Watch the recording of the Zoom Q&A meeting.
Extended Social Resources Grant Program
ESR Grant Program FY2023 - FY2024 Agency Awards List
ESR Grant Program FY2023 - FY2024 January 20, 2022 Informational Webinar Presentation
ESR Grant Program FY2021
Council General Government & Social Services Committee ESR Subcommittee Report Out 3.9.21
ESR Grant Program FY2021
ESR Grant Program FY2020
ESR Grant Program FY2018 – FY2019
Opioid Misuse Resource & Needs Assessment
The Substance Use Disorder Intervention Program, in consultation with the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, recently published the Opioid Misuse Resource & Needs Assessment. The assessment was designed to:
- characterize impacts on health and behavioral health providers, first responders, and other services
- identify the strengths of the service delivery system in response to the opioid epidemic
- identify unmet needs or barriers to accessing available resources for individuals who misuse opioids
Capital grants supported by federal American Rescue Plan funds will soon be awarded to 45 local nonprofit projects.
More than 2,200 Kentuckians died from drug overdoses in 2021.
Parents can take advantage by enrolling their children in over 65 free and affordable youth programs.