City Now Accepting Applications for CARES Act Grant Funds from HUD

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On June 1, the City of Colorado Springs Community Development Division will start accepting applications for its special CARES Act allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) Public Services and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG-CV) Funds. The Division anticipates making approximately $1.4 million of federal funds available for eligible projects that specifically prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus and its impacts within the City of Colorado Springs. The minimum request amount is $50,000.00.

Non-profit organizations, faith based organizations, and public agencies are invited to apply, provided they meet federal eligibility requirements. In coordination with local emergency response officials, service providers, and public and private funders, City staff has identified projects furthering housing stability, whole family health and safety, and resilience as high priority for CDBG-CV funds. ESG-CV funds are open to homeless service providers applying for emergency shelter, street outreach, rapid rehousing, homelessness prevention, and designated database support (HMIS).

Read the whole Notice of Funding Availability 

Applicants must register online with Neighborly in order to prepare and submit an application. For more information, please go directly to the application here or go to the Division website at www.coloradosprings.gov/community-development. Complete applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. MST on June 26th, 2020.

A pre-recorded presentation on the CDBG-CV and ESG-CV program requirements will be available on the CDD website on June 5. In addition, CDD staff will host digital office hours to offer technical assistance and go over specific questions from applicants on the following dates:

CV Grant - Digital Office Hours

Monday, June 15  |  1:00-2:30pm
Wednesday, June 17  | 1:00-2:30pm

Thursday, June 18  | 10:00-11:30am

Thank you to all who attended our digital office hours! We have shared your questions and our responses for all CDBG-CV and ESG-CV applicants to view. 

Digital Office Hours Q&A

Please note: We encourage applicants to register for at least one session of digital office hours for information and inquiries.  

We recommend at least one representative from each applicant organization view the first presentation 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. Applicants are also encouraged to review the 2020 CDBG-CV and ESG-CV Applicant Guide.

2020 CDBG-CV and ESG-CV Applicant Guide 

 2020 CDBG-CV Public Services Applicant Presentation

2020 ESG-CV Applicant Presentation 

There is no limit to the number of applications that an agency may submit, but each request for funding 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.

For more information about the application process or workshop, please contact Naomi Clark at naomi.clark@coloradosprings.gov  or at (719) 385-6609

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