Robert (Bob) T. Ott
2019 Seed Grant Awardees
The Seed Grant Committee announces Centre Volunteers and Medicine and Centre County RSVP Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program are the 2019 Seed Grant Awardees
The Centre County RSVP VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program received $2,500 help to purchase needed laptops from which the volunteers prepare over 1,800 Income tax returns for lower-income individuals in five locations throughout Centre County. This free service allows taxpayers to save money to use for fuel, food and other needs.
Centre Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM) received $2,500 to assist in the purchase of iPads which will streamline the screening process for patients. All new CVIM patients will be screened for mental health symptoms. Of those screened, they estimate that approximately 120 unique patients will be referred to behavioral health services during the first year of the project. Currently, the process is done manually and slows response time to refer patients. The implementation of the iPADS will allow the integration of screened data with our electronic records thus increasing CVIM’s capacity to better serve patients with mental health needs.
2018 -Centre Chapter of the PA Prison Society -$3,000
2017-Nurse-Family Partnership Program of Centre County-$2,274.03
-Jana Marie Foundation-$1,725.97
2014-State College Area Food Bank-$1,000 and Global Connections-$5,380
2013 - Center Volunteers in Medicine-$3,616.4 and Moshannon Valley YMCA-$1,383.57
2012-Youth Service Bureau-$6,000