The Community Development Division provides funding to local 501(c)(3) and 509(a) non-profit agencies for the provision of public services to low and moderate-income persons in the community. These activities are governed by the federal regulations for the Community Development Block Grant.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds are provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in order to improve local communities by providing decent housing, improved infrastructure, public facilities and services, and improved economic opportunities. Federal law requires that these housing and community development grant funds primarily benefit low- and moderate-income persons; funds may also be used for activities that help prevent or eliminate slums or blight or for projects that meet urgent community needs.
NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY PUBLIC FACILITIES
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Facilities and Improvement funds. The City is making available approximately $1,000,000 for eligible public facilities and improvements projects within the City of Colorado Springs.
The primary purpose of CDBG funds is to serve low- and moderate-income residents who reside within the city limits of Colorado Springs. Public Facilities and Improvements projects aim to improve local communities by providing decent housing, improved infrastructure, public facilities and services, and improved economic opportunities. The Community Development Division is seeking to fund shovel-ready projects that meet the needs of the community, while also meeting agency goals. Non-profit and public agencies are invited to apply, provided the proposed improvements will be open to the general public and will primarily benefit low-income communities.
One complete physical copy of the application is due no later than 4:00 p.m. on August 4, 2018 at the Community Development Division office at 30 S. Nevada Avenue, Suite 604, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. All applicants are required to attend a pre-application workshop on:
June 26, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
City Administration Bldg, Ste. 102
30 S. Nevada Avenue, 80903
This workshop will cover important information on the types of eligible projects along with rules and regulations governing the CDBG program. Attendance at this session is required for all applicants. Attendance will help project eligibility and ensure critical technical assistance about the 2018 CDBG application and program before an agency invests the time and resources necessary to apply.
There is no limit to the number of applications that an agency may submit, but each project should be submitted as its own application. Applications selected for funding may receive less than the requested amount, depending on the number of applications received and the available funding. By applying, funding is not guaranteed to any agency or project.
NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY PUBLIC SERVICES
All applications are reviewed by City staff to determine eligibility, completeness, and to assess risk. After each application is reviewed by City staff, the application will be reviewed and ranked by a review panel. Applications will be rated using a numerical scoring process (see link below) that considers the project's overall benefit to the community, agency experience and cost reasonableness.
- Risk Assessment Matrix
- Application Rating System
- Target Areas and Low to Moderate Income Census Tracts