Digital Workshop: 2022 CDBG and ESG Funding Applications

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On March 4, 2022, the City of Colorado Springs Community Development Division will start accepting applications for 2022 CDBG Public Services and ESG grant funds. The Division anticipates making approximately $500,000 available for CDBG Public Services projects and $200,000 in ESG grant funds available for eligible projects within the City of Colorado Springs. The minimum request amount is $25,000.00. The application period will close on March 25, 2022, at 11:59pm MST. Nonprofit organizations, faith-based organizations, and public agencies are invited to apply, provided they meet federal eligibility requirements.

2022 CDBG Public Services and ESG NOFA

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Services funds generally support service delivery costs for organizations serving low- to moderate-income communities. In response to community feedback, the priority for 2022 CDBG Public Services funds is to continue efforts helping vulnerable families and individuals recover from the economic impacts of the pandemic. The priority areas for 2022 applications are:

  • Housing stability: Programs that serve households with vital services related to obtaining and keeping safe and stable housing. This includes but is not limited to: Housing counseling or navigation services, eviction prevention, and childcare, food access, aging in place strategies, etc.
  • Whole Health and Family safety: Programs that serve household who have lost their income and seek to keep safe and stable housing. This includes but is not limited to: Rental housing subsidies, subsistence payments, and security deposits.
  • Resilience: Programs that help individuals and families emerge from incidents of crisis stronger. This includes but is not limited to: Legal services, transportation services, and employment training.

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. The priority areas for 2022 projects are:

  • Homelessness Prevention: Housing relocation and stabilization services and short-term (three to six months) 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 (up to two years) 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
  • Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) Funds participation in the HMIS collection and analyses of data on individuals and families who are homeless and at-risk of homelessness. Only the PPCoC HMIS-lead is eligible to apply for HMIS funding.
  • Street Outreach: Programs that are designated to meet the immediate needs of the unsheltered population by connecting them with emergency shelter, housing, and/or other critical services. This includes but is not limited to: Engagement, case management, emergency health services, transportation, and services for special populations.
  • Emergency Shelter: Funds operations for low barrier emergency shelters facing extra operational costs. Eligible activities include essential services, case management, insurance, food, supplies, etc.

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 ColoradoSprings.gov/communitydevelopment.

 

We recommend at least one representative (preferably the grant administrator) attend an online digital office hours session. CDD staff will host digital office hours to offer technical assistance and go over specific questions from applicants on the following dates:

 

Digital Workshop #1: Monday March 14th, 2022 10am-11am MST.
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Digital Workshop #2: Tuesday March 15th, 2022 1pm-2pm MST
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Digital Workshop #3: Friday March 18th, 2022 11am-12pm MST
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Please note: We encourage applicants to attend one session of digital office hours for information and inquiries. No registration necessary. We advise that applicants review the 2022 CDBG and ESG Application Guide and take advantage of the digital office hours to assess one’s eligibility and fully understand the requirements before an agency invests the time and resources necessary to apply.

2022 CDBG Public Services and ESG Application Guide