City Now Accepting Application for 2020 Community Development Block Grant Funds and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Funds

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - The City of Colorado Springs Community Development Division is accepting applications from nonprofit, public, or faith-based organizations for 2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Services and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds. There is approximately $250,000 available for CDBG Public Services projects and approximately $80,000 available for ESG projects. The minimum request amount is $25,000 per application. The application period closes on March 27th. (Date updated as of 03/16/2020)  

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Services funds generally support service delivery costs for organizations serving low- to moderate-income communities. The priority areas for 2020 projects are:

  •          Housing stability: Programs that serve households with vital services related to obtaining and keeping safe and stable housing. They include but are not limited to housing counseling or navigation services, eviction prevention, and childcare.
  •          Services for key populations: These are services that meet any of the above outlined eligible services while primarily serving families with children, seniors or households making 30% or below area median income.

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds help homeless service providers deliver services to families and individuals experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Eligible applicants must collaborate with the Pikes Peak Continuum of Care and participate in Coordinated Entry where applicable. This year, the Division is seeking applications for:

  •          Homelessness Prevention: Housing relocation and stabilization services and short- and/or medium-term rental assistance as necessary to prevent individuals or families from becoming homeless.
  •          Rapid Re-Housing: Housing relocation and stabilization services and/or short-and/or medium term rental assistance as necessary to help individuals or families living in shelters or in places not meant for human habitation move as quickly as possible into permanent housing and achieve stability in that housing.

Applicants must register online with Neighborly Software in order to prepare and submit an application. For more information, please go to the application here or go to the Division website at www.coloradosprings.gov/community-development.

In 2019, the Community Development Division awarded nine CDBG Public Services grants to eight different agencies with an average award amount of $50,000. That same year, the Division awarded five ESG grants to four different agencies with an average award amount of $50,000.

In order to qualify for submittal, applicants must attend a pre-application workshop. The workshops will cover important information on the types of eligible projects along with rules and regulations governing the CDBG and ESG programs.

CDBG Public Services Applicant Workshop

March 9th 2020

10:00am- 11:30am                                                 

City Administration Bldg, Ste. 102                       

30 S. Nevada Avenue, 80903                                          

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  2. Applicant Workshop

March 10th 2020

1:00pm-2:30pm                                           

City Administration Bldg, Ste. 102

30 S. Nevada Avenue, 80903      

For more information about the application process or workshop, please contact Naomi Clark at Naomi.Clark@coloradosprings.gov  or at (719) 385-6609.

 

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