Welton Design/Development Challenge
On August 29, 2013, OED launched its first-ever Welton Design/Development Challenge, an opportunity for commercial and mixed use residential projects along the primary corridor of the Five Points business district to receive pre-development funds for planning and design.
The Challenge will award funds to up to three projects in a range of sizes, including individual business owners as well as collaborative proposals from groups of contiguous property owners or other development teams that form around the most exciting ideas.
Projects must be located along Welton Street, from 20th to 30th Streets.
The City will fund a wide range of possible pre-development expenses, including architectural renderings, engineering specifications, financial pro formas, environmental reviews and market research.
The application deadline for this first Welton Challenge has been extended to December 2, 2013, at 4 p.m. The RFP for Welton Design/Development Challenge is available here.
Addendum to Welton Design/Development Challenge RFP
Addendum #2 to Welton Design/Development Challenge RFP
Addendum #3 to Welton Design/Development Challenge RFP
Addendum #4 to Welton Design/Development Challenge RFP
Addendum #5 to Welton Design/Development Challenge RFP
Second RFP Conference - Video Coverage
Second RFP Conference - Presentation Slides
Notice of Funding Availability
The Office of Economic Development annually issues Notices of Funding Availability (NOFA) for programs funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. These activities generally include housing development, housing services, neighborhood development, neighborhood services, and economic/business development and services. These NOFAs are typically issued during the summer months, for funding to be provided during the following calendar year.
The application period is now closed for the 2014 NOFA. Applications were accepted from July 15, 2013 through August 5, 2013. For more information about awarded projects for 2014, click here.
Small Business Lending
Applications can be submitted throughout the year for gap financing provided through the Neighborhood Business Revitalization and the Revolving Loan Fund programs. For more information, click here.
OED typically issues an RFP for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Services in late February. The RFP is only available for download through the City's Purchasing website at: http://www.denvergov.org/purchasing/tabid/425066/Default.aspx.