The Annual Action Plan (AAP) guides the use of grant funds that the Community Development Division receives for the coming program year. The plan is the result of consulting with various stakeholders, including agencies responsible for carrying out eligible projects and activities, local government representatives, interested community members, and advocacy groups for disadvantaged populations such as the disabled, individuals and families experiencing homelessness, and low-income seniors. The AAP lays out specific strategies that the City and its partners will employ to meet the community's priority needs.
The infographic below shows the current priorities of the new 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and how the 2020 Action Plan will support those priorities with the funding we are receiving this year. With the over $5 million in funding we received for our three grant programs, we are committed to helping:
- Provide owner occupied housing rehabilitation
- Increase homeownership opportunities
- Increase affordable rental housing options
- Provide homelessness prevention and rapid rehousing assistance
- Provide assistance for street outreach and homeless shelters
- Provide supportive services for special needs populations
- Provide vital services for low-income households
- Expand and improve public infrastructure
- Improve access to public facilities
- Provide direct assistance to small businesses
The Community Development Division invites the public to learn about and discuss the draft 2019 Action Plan, which includes proposed projects using federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Invest Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds for the 2019 program year.
Draft 2019 Action Plan Public Hearing
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
City Administration Building, Suite 102
“In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the City of Colorado Springs will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities. Anyone requiring an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this hearing should make the request as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event. Citizens who are deaf and hard of hearing may dial 711 or 800-659-3656 Relay Colorado (voice) or 800-659-2656 (TTY).” Contact (719) 385-6876 or Catherine.Duarte@coloradosprings.gov for more information.
The proposed 2019 Action Plan will be available for public review from January 2, 2019, to February 1, 2019 online or at the following locations Monday through Friday during normal business hours: Community Development Division Office (Suite 604) and Office of the City Clerk (Suite 101), 30 S. Nevada Ave.; City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave.; Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade; 21st Century Library, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.; Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute St.; Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St.; and Meadows Park Community Center, 1943 S. El Paso Ave.
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the 2019 Annual Action Plan to the City of Colorado Springs, Community Development Division, or contacting Catherine Duarte, (719) 385-6876 or firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail). Comments should specify which notice they are addressing. All comments received on or before February 1, 2019, will be considered by the City of Colorado Springs Community Development Division.