2021 CDBG Public Services and ESG grant awards announced

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The City of Colorado Springs Community Development Division has awarded more than $730,000 in grants to 14 Colorado Springs nonprofit organizations through two programs aimed to assist low- to moderate-income individuals and families.

In May 2021, the Division received over $1.6 million in requests for funding through the 2021 Community Development Block Grants Public Services and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds. These two programs are funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

With only $490,000 available in 2021 Public Services funds and $240,000 in 2021 ESG funds, not all proposed projects could be funded. Applications go through an internal and external review process; members of the community help staff read and score applications.

The Colorado Springs Community Development Division awarded the following service providers grant:

2021 CDBG Public Services Grant Awards

  • Partners in Housing ($50,146)
  • The Place: Emergency Youth Shelter ($50,000)
  • Catholic Charities of Central Colorado ($50,000)
  • Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center ($50,000)
  • Silver Key senior Services ($50,000)
  • Atlas Preparatory School ($45,370)
  • Sunshine Home Share ($32,512)
  • Lutheran Family Services ($27,000)
  • Community Partnership for Child Development ($25,000)
  • Center for Employment Opportunities ($25,000)
  • Brother’s Redevelopment ($25,000)
  • Colorado Veterans Resource Coalition ($25,000)
  • Independence Center ($25,000)

The Public Services program is one component of the City’s $3.2 million Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) annual award from HUD. CDBG Public Services funds social services and/or other direct assistance to low-income individuals or households. The 2021 awardees’ projects reflect an extension of the needs the pandemic highlighted: housing stability, health and family safety, and resilience.

 2021 Emergency Solutions Grant Awards

  • The Place – Youth Shelter and Street Outreach ($100,000)
  • Springs Rescue Mission ($57,000)
  • Community Health Partnership ($35,000)
  • The Place - Rapid Rehousing ($25,000)  
  • Partners in Housing ($25,000)

The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program assists individuals and families who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness. The program prioritizes low-barrier projects that help individuals quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness. 

Background

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.  For more information about CDBG Public Services or ESG funds, contact communitydevelopment@coloradosprings.gov. To receive updates on public engagement and funding opportunities, sign up for our newsletter here!

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