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.
Colorado Springs, Colo.-- The City of Colorado Springs Community Development Division is soliciting applications for 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Facilities and Improvement funds. The Division has approximately $1 million of federal funds available for eligible public facilities and improvements projects in Colorado Springs. The minimum request amount is $100,000 and complete applications are due no later than midnight August 2.
Applicants should submit projects that meet the needs of the community and align with the division’s 2015-2019 priority needs to: 1) improve struggling neighborhoods, 2) increase and preserve affordable housing, and 3) invest in facilities and services that help prevent and end homelessness. The division will award additional points to projects that accomplish one of the following:
- Increase Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility in public-use buildings;
- Increase access to services directly for low- and moderate-income people in target neighborhoods; or
- Increase site preparedness for low income housing.
All applicants are required to attend a pre-application workshop on:
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 2019 CDBG application and program before an agency invests the time and resources necessary to apply.
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.
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.
Applicants must create a ZoomGrants profile 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
Community Development Block Grant Funding:
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.
For more information about the application process or workshop, contact Joanna Crosby at email@example.com or at (719) 385-6609.