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City of Colorado Springs/CDBG Funding

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Beginning in 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs at HUD. The CDBG program provides annual grants on a formula basis to 1209 general units of local government and States.

Eligibility Requirements:

A program must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for the 2014 Human Services funding with the City of Colorado Springs:

  • Sponsoring agency must be a non-profit 501(c)(3) or 509(a).
  • Funding must be for programs/services that fall into one of the two following Impact Areas:
    • Emergency Care and Shelter. This impact area includes services provided to homeless and indigent persons and victims of family violence. Services may address emergency activities including short-term shelter operations, support services and meals to the homeless. The City will prioritize funding to programs that expand the number of shelter beds and/or increase street outreach to the homeless population.
    • Youth Services. This impact area includes services such as prevention and intervention programs for low and very low income youth-at-risk (ages birth through seventeen (17) years). Services may include activities that address alcohol, drugs, crime, teenage pregnancy, infant/toddler childcare, and parenting skills instruction.
  • Funding is for services and eligible participants residing within the Colorado Springs City limits only. Agencies must be able to verify client residency to be eligible for funds. Note: Homeless clients are assumed to be residents of the City.
  • All Agreements are effective July 1 to December 31. Funding is determined through the grant review process.
  • One agency must serve as a fiscal agency for collaborative program funding.
  • Human Service activities do not include: political activities or direct payments to individuals for their food, clothing, rent, utilities, or other income payments.
  • Agencies may only apply up for to up to 25% of a total program budget.
  • Minimum contract funding awarded is $5,000.
  • An agency can only apply for a particular program in one impact area (i.e. an agency that applies for a program under Youth Services cannot also apply for that same program in Emergency Care and Shelter).
  • If an agency wishes to submit an application for more than one program, they must submit a separate application for each program or activity. (Once again, they can only apply for one program per impact area.)
  • Organizations that apply for funding and intend to ask for funds for personnel costs must have a payroll system that includes timesheets or timecards with categorized time-tracking or must be willing to create one if the organization receives funding – including time tracking for salaried staff members – as payroll records are required for documentation when submitting a Request for Reimbursement for these funds. Agencies that are unable to meet this requirement are not eligible for funding.
  • Organizations that apply for funding must be capable of collecting important demographic statistics on individual clients. These demographics include: ethnicity, race, number in household, and household annual income. Agencies that are unable to meet this requirement are not eligible for funding.
    • Some organizations may be exempt from some statistical collection. Agencies wanting to apply for funding that believe they are exempt must apply for and receive an approved exemption during the application process.  Agencies whose exemptions are not approved either must implement processes to collect the required demographic statistics, or they will not be able to proceed with applying for funding.
  • Organizations that apply for funding must perform client income verification by collecting appropriate documentation from the client: at least 3 months of paycheck stubs, copies of TANF/Social Security/WIC, etc. Agencies that are unable to meet this requirement are not eligible for funding.
    • Some organizations may be exempt the income verification requirement. Agencies wanting to apply for funding that believe they are exempt must apply for and receive an approved exemption during the application process.  Agencies whose exemptions are not approved either must implement processes to collect the required documentation, or they will not be able to proceed with applying for funding.

Funding Cycle

July 1 - December 31, 2014

Application Timeline

Notification via Email regarding RFP: March 3, 2014
RFP available on websites (City and PPUW): March 3, 2014
Agency Training at PPUW offices: March 11, 2014, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Deadline for Submission: April 11, 2014 by 5:00pm
Notification of Funding: no later than May 15, 2014

PPUW Point of Contact:

Claire Sanderson

Link to external website

N/A

Link to application

2014 City RFP Instructions

2014 City and CDBG RFP

Program Budget Information

Acknowledgement for Religious Organizations