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FREMONT COUNTY- The Fremont County Association of Governments is looking forward to receiving Community Services Block Grant funds for the benefit of the low-income of Fremont County and the Eastern Shoshone Tribe. These funds are allocated to Fremont County and the Eastern Shoshone Tribe by the State of Wyoming Department of Health.

The Fremont County Association of Governments oversees the award to agencies and monitors the funds. As a prerequisite to receiving these funds, the Fremont County Association of Governments must complete a Community Needs Assessment every three years. The community’s participation in the 2021 Community Needs Assessment is essential. Without the community’s participation, the Fremont County Association of Governments will be unable to adequately meet the needs of the low-income in Fremont County and the Eastern Shoshone Tribe.

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To complete the Fremont County Community Needs Assessment a four-pronged strategy will be used in obtaining this data. This includes the following strategies: Community surveys administered to low-income individuals and providers of services to low income. Surveys may be completed until January 22, 2021.

Following are the links to the on-line surveys: For those individuals that receive services in Fremont County please help the Fremont County Association of Governments by completing the client survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2021FremontCntyClient.

For those agencies that provide services to those in need in Fremont County please help the Fremont County Association of Governments by completing the provider survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2021FremontCntyProvider

Community ZOOM meetings on the following days:

o Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Hudson, 6:00PM

o Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Dubois, 7:00PM

o Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Eastern Shoshone Tribe, 1:00PM

o Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Pavillion, 7:00PM

o Tuesday, January 26, 2021, Lander and Shoshoni, 7:00PM

o Thursday, January 28, 2021, Riverton, 1:00PM

The ZOOM community meetings give an opportunity for the various residents in the Fremont County communities to address the low-income individual needs and their perception of poverty in their community, gaps in services and potential solutions to meet those needs and gaps. The Fremont County Library in Riverton will be offering computers to the public that can provide ZOOM access for the following meetings:

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Hudson, 6:00PM

Tuesday, January 19, 2021, Eastern Shoshone Tribe, 1:00PM

Thursday, January 28, 2021, Riverton, 1:00PM

Please contact Sheela Schermetzler at sschermetzler@gmail.com or (307) 761-2116 for links to the ZOOM meeting. Review of relevant quantitative data regarding the low income in Fremont County and the Eastern Shoshone Tribe Dialogue on Poverty with the Fremont County Association of Governments where the results of the needs assessment will be discussed and further input from the members will be received.

Set priorities with the Fremont County Association of Governments to complete a 3-Year Community Action Plan. Sheela Schermetzler of Spearfish, South Dakota will be facilitating this work on behalf of the Fremont County Association of Governments. If there are questions about the Fremont County Needs Assessment please contact Sheela Schermetzler at (307) 760-9926, email sschermetzler@gmail.com or Theresa Harmati, Fremont County CSBG Coordinator at (307) 349-7768, e-mail tharmati@wyoming.com

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