Community Development Division awards $1 million in CDBG funds

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The City of Colorado Springs’ Community Development Division has awarded $1,000,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Facilities and Infrastructure grant program funds.

In March 2022, the Division received $5,389,340 in requests for funding through the 2022 CDBG Public Facilities & Infrastructure Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) process. This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The Colorado Springs Community Development Division awarded the following organizations:

  • Early Connections Learning Centers: $500,000
  • The Salvation Army: $400,000
  • Silver Key Senior Services: $100,000

The CDBG Public Facilities program is one component of the City’s $ $3,032,763 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) annual award from HUD. The CDBG Public Facilities & Infrastructure funds can be used for construction or acquisition of facilities and improvements that are publicly owned, or that are owned by a nonprofit and open to the public which serve low-to-moderate income citizens.

The applications are evaluated through an internal and external review process. The review committee includes citizens and City staff. The committee reviews the projects which then informs recommendations for fund allocations.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awards grant funds by formula to jurisdictions every year. Cities and counties determine priorities for the use of these funds through research and public engagement.

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