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Invitation to Apply for 2017 Community Development Block Grant Funding for Public Services

Colorado Springs, CO- The City of Colorado Springs Community Development Division announces that the 2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application process will be open October, 17th 2016. The primary purpose of this program is to serve low- and moderate-income residents who reside within the city limits of Colorado Springs.

Application materials and instructions will be posted to this page by October 17th, 2016 and can also be found under Announcements and News.

Applications are due no later than 4:00 p.m. on November 18th, 2016. The following public workshops to discuss the PY 2017 Community Development Block Grant application will be held on:

October, 24th  2016                                         October 26th,  2016
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.                                                  3:00 – 4:30 p.m.  
Hillside Community Center                          City Administration Building, Suite 102                                               925 S. Institute, 80903                                    30 S. Nevada Avenue, 80903                              


During this presentation, important information on projects eligibility and the application process will be reviewed along with rules and regulations governing the program. For more information about the CDBG Program, please contact:

Aimee Cox – or 385-6609 or

Megan Ellis – or 385-5345

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.

The City anticipates receiving approximately $2,600,000 from the Program Year (PY) 2017 CDBG Program.  Of the total grant award, approximately $275,000 will be made available for projects within the City of Colorado Springs through this application process.

The City is specifically seeking to fund programs that meet the goals of the Initiative to End Homelessness in Colorado Springs and expand services in targeted low-moderate income areas.

All applications will be 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