Rocky Mountain Development Council, Inc.
FY 2012 National Day of Service and Remembrance Grants
Executive Summary for the Tri-County RSVP sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Development Council The Tri-County RSVP has been sponsored for 40 years by the Rocky Mountain Development Council (RMDC), a non-profit 501 (c) (3) human resource development council, serving Montana since 1965. RMDC is committed to improving the quality of life for community members at risk due to age, poverty, mental illness, or social isolation. This RSVP program serves 80,413 people in Lewis & Clark, Jefferson and Broadwater counties. Volunteers served 64,000 hours of service valued at of $1,367,040 in 2010. We are requesting $39,333.00 to meet needs in the focus area of veterans and military families. Montana is the fourth largest state geographically and has one of the largest per capita veteran populations. Montana is home to 108,000 veterans, many of whom live in remote, isolated areas of the 147,046 sq. mile state where unemployment rates are high and community services are scarce. 2010 records of the US Department of Veteran Affairs report there is an estimated 8,385 veterans living in the service area. 30 RSVP volunteers will contact 200 veterans through annual community outreach events, connecting them with needed services in areas such as employment, health, education and housing. As a result of RSVP volunteer services veterans will be connected to needed services as measured by pre and post assessments and surveys.