Non-Profit Funding Opportunities

DOSP is committed to ensuring that nonprofits have easy access to information about funding opportunities that may be available to them. The following is a list of opportunities across the city coming up in the next few months.

Name of Funding: Colorado Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund

City Agency: Environmental Health/Office Economic Development

Link to RFP: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CDPHE-HM/CBON/1251615547629

Type of Grant: Other/Revolving loan fund for brownfields cleanup; Grant opportunities occasionally available.

Source of Funds: Federal, Other/Federal brownfields grant to RLF headed up be state and local governments

Total Funds Available: Varies

Funding Range: Loans up to $2,000,000 per site; grants limited to $200,000

Average Award Amount: $500,000

Maximum Award Amount: $2,000,000

Scope of Funding: 

As a public-private partnership, the Colorado Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund encourages the cleanup of unused or underused contaminated properties by offering financing with reduced interest rates, flexible loan terms, and flexibility in acceptable forms of collateral. The Revolving Loan Fund can also provide cleanup grants to qualifying local governments and non-profits. All cleanups financed through the Revolving Loan Fund must have previous approval under the Voluntary Cleanup Program. The Colorado Housing and Finance Authority serves as financial manager for the Revolving Loan Fund.

What City Priority Does this Funding Connect to: Sustainabiltiy

Please Describe: 

Program encourages land reuse including redevelopment and adaptive reuse. Michael Miera with the Denver Office of Economic Development is Denver's representative to the RLF board.

Eligibilty Restrictions: 

  • Requires environmental cleanup projects participate in Colorado's Volunteer Cleanup Program.
  • Funding is limited to environmental cleanup costs which may include asbestos abatement, former industrial and commercial properties 
  • Borrower shall be in compliance with the terms of all governmental regulations pertaining to the Project, including the regulations contained in 40
  • CFR Part 300, 42 USCA 9601 et. seq. and the requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act.
  • RLF application is required.
  • Approval by the CBRLF board.

Key Qualifications or Areas of Interest: 

  • Brownfields redevelopment. 

Contact Information

Contact to Register Interest: Doug Jamison, CDPHE 

Contact for Questions: Michael Miera, OED (michael.miera@denvergov.org)

Name of Funding: Motel Voucher Program 

City Agency: Denver Human Services

Type of Grant: Program 

Source of Funds: Local

Total Funds Available: Open Competitive Solicitation 

Funding Range: Varies

Average Award Amount: Varies

Maximum Award Amount: Varies

Scope of Funding: 

Competitive SOlicitation for qualified hotel/motel facilities to provide emergency housing for families, single women and the elderly when all of the emergency shelter beds are full. The awarded facilities will receive guests through the City motel voucher program. Facilities must be safe, clean and free of drugs, violence and illegal activities and must meet all ADA guidelines. 

What City Priority Does this Funding Connect to: Safety Net

Eligibility Restrictions: 

  • ADA Accessible
  • Prohibits drugs, violence, and illegal activities in the Denver Metro area
  • Must have required insurance coverage as determined in competitive solicitation
  • In good standing with the Secretary of State. 

Contact Information

Contact to Register Interest: Amy Kuchna, Contract Adminstrator (amy.kuchna@denvergov.org)

Contact for Questions: Amy Kuchna, Contract Adminstrator (amy.kuchna@denvergov.org)

Name of Funding: Denver's Road Home

City Agency: Denver Human Services

Type of Grant: Program 

Source of Funds: Local

Total Funds Available: $1.3 million

Maximum Award Amount: $1.3 million

Scope of Funding: 

This is a RFP that twill seek qualifies providers to provide rental assistance and supportive services for chronically homeless persons within the City and County of Denver. 

What City Priority Does this Funding Connect to: Sustainability

Please Describe:

The selected contractor will provide clients with supportive housing, benefit acquisition, intensive case management, medication evaluation, medication monitoring, referral and coordination with primary care, therapeutic groups and substance abuse treatment. 

Eligibility Restrictions:

  • The Application is necessary by deadline dates

Key Qualifications or Areas of Interest: 

  • Clients served must be chronically homeless. 

Contact Information

Contact to Register Interest: Vince Rivera, Contract Administrator (vincent.rivera2@denvergov.org)

Contact for Questions: Vince Rivera, Contract Administrator (vincent.rivera2@denvergov.org)

 

Name of Funding: Denver's Road Home

City Agency: Denver Human Services

Source of Funds: Local

Total Funds Available: $1,000,000

Maximum Award Amount: $1,000,000

Scope of Funding: 

This is an RFP that will seek qualified providers that can provide outreach and housing placement services to homeless youth and adults.

What City Priority Does this Funding Connect to: Safety Net

Please Describe:

The selected provider will contact and engage with people who are living/sleeping on the streets of Denver, in shelters or in public transient places. The provider will assist homeless clients with acquiring benefits, entitlements, and other services in order to address identified needs (i.e. mental health or substance abuse treatment). Additionally, the selected provider will assist clients with housing placement services that will provide a safe environment that is sheltered for homeless individuals with the ultimate goal of securing stable and permanent supportive housing. 

Contact Information

Contact to Register Interest: Vince Rivera, Contract Administrator (vincent.rivera2@denvergov.org)

Contact for Questions: Vince Rivera, Contract Administrator (vincent.rivera2@denvergov.org)


Name of Funding: Denver's Road Home

City Agency: Denver Human Services

Source of Funds: Local

Total Funds Available: $265,000

Maximum Award Amount: $265,000

Scope of Funding: 

This is an RFP that will seek a qualified organization to assist homeless and low income women and children who have been homeless or victims of domestic violence to successfully transition to subsidized housing. 

What City Priority Does this Funding Connect to: Sustainability

Please Describe:

Services will include 24-hour intake, 365 days of the year for emergency shelter, parenting education, and on-site children's services; housing assistance, and general information and referrals; on-site employment and GED programs; all of which are integrated into a case plan developed for each family in conjunction with an assigned case manager. 

Eligibility Restrictions:

  • Population to be served are homeless women. 

Contact Information

Contact to Register Interest: Vince Rivera, Contract Administrator (vincent.rivera2@denvergov.org)

Contact for Questions: Vince Rivera, Contract Administrator (vincent.rivera2@denvergov.org)


Name of Funding: 2A Out of School Time Program Funds

City Agency: Office of Children's Affairs

Link to RFP: Not available at this time, but will be www.denvergov.org/childrensaffairs

Type of Grant: General Operating/Program 

Source of Funds: Local

Total Funds Available: $500,000 for each year, 2 RFPs are issued, one for summer programs and one for the school year

Funding Range: $25,000-$70,000

Average Award Amount: $30,000

Maximum Award Amount: $250,000

Scope of Funding: 

The overall purpose of the funds are to expand and/or enhance out-of-school time offerings to provide more Denver children and youth opportunities to participate in safe and enriching quality programs that support learning through engaging academic and youth development activities.  Funds can be used to:
• Expand services to a new program site 
• Expand the number of students served in the existing program
• Expand and or enhance program offerings 
• Expand service hours (more hours/day, more days, or more weeks)

What City Priority Does this Funding Connect to: Kids, Jobs, and Safety Net

Please Describe: 

The vision of the Office of Children's Affairs is to deliver a City where all children, youth, and their families have the opportunity to succeed.  We partner with City agencies, community based organizations and other key stakeholders to achieve three goals to ensure that:  Children have their basic needs met, are ready for kindergarten, and have the opportunity to succeed academically and professionally

We focus resources on increasing access to and participation in quality programs and services.  One of the Office’s top priorities is to develop a city-wide infrastructure and system of support for organizations that serve children and youth during the out-of-school hours through academic and enrichment programs that keep kids safe, inspire kids to learn, and prepare them for the future.

Eligibilty Restrictions: 

  • Applications will be accepted from any not-for-profit community-based organization and Denver Public Schools 21st Century grant sites.  
  • All programs must be located in and provide services to school-age (K-12) children and youth from one or more of the identified Denver neighborhoods outlined in the RFP.
  • Programs must meet the definition of an out-of-school time program as defined by the Denver Afterschool Alliance.

Key Qualifications or Areas of Interest: 

  • Organizations must demonstrate prior experience in providing youth programs.
  • Applicants must have the capacity to leverage resources to expand existing and/or enhance program services for Denver school-age (K-12) students during non-school hours.  Programs should be held in group settings at a set time and location.  
  • Programs must meet minimum safety requirements as outlined in the RFP.
  • Programs that are located within a Denver Public Schools building, must maintain a Denver Public Schools Partnership Agreement.
  • Programs must complete and maintain a Community Partnership System Profile

Key Dates

Questions Due: NONE OF THESE DATES HAVE BEEN DETERMINED AT THIS TIME

Award Notification: NONE OF THESE DATES HAVE BEEN DETERMINED AT THIS TIME

Anticipated Contract Start: NONE OF THESE DATES HAVE BEEN DETERMINED AT THIS TIME

Contact Information

Contact to Register Interest: Maxine Quintana (maxine.quintana@denvergov.org)

Contact for Questions: Maxine Quintana (maxine.quintana@denvergov.org)

Name of Funding: Denver Human Services Request for Applications (RFA)

City Agency: Denver Human Services

Link to RFP: https://www.denvergov.org/humanservices/DenverHumanServices/AboutUs/DoingBusinesswithUs/ContractingServices/tabid/441524/Default.aspx

Type of Grant: of Grant: Program 

Source of Funds: State Funds

Total Funds Available: undetermined

Funding Range: undetermined

Scope of Funding: 

The City and County of Denver through the Denver Department of Human Services (DDHS) is Releasing a Request for Applications (RFA) to obtain Interpretation and Translation Services for County clientele experiencing language barriers and who are unable to read, write, or speak the English language, or are deaf/hearing impaired.

The selected applicants shall provide face-to-face interpretation and translation services to clients at specified locations, often at short notice, during normal business hours, after hours and on weekends and holidays when necessary.  Individuals, organizations or agencies that are (or who employ) interpreters and translators who possess native or near native-level fluency in foreign languages as well as fluency in English are eligible to apply.   Interpreters should be familiar with forensic interviewing for Child Welfare cases to include legal, child welfare and medical terminology.

What City Priority Does this Funding Connect to: Kids and Safety Net

Please Describe: 

Interpreters will be translating for children and families in the Child Welfare system, often assisting caseworkers with obtaining services to reduce the risk of abuse and neglect and keep families intact.

Eligibilty Restrictions: 

Only applicants that meet the minimum qualifications as set forth in the complete Request for Applications packet will be reviewed.

 Key Qualifications or Areas of Interest: 

* Experience interpreting or translating for other governmental and public sector agencies
* Availability during and outside of normal business hours
* Experience interpreting legal, child welfare and medical terminology
* Ability to travel to various locations to provide interpretation and translation services

Key Dates

Proposals Due:  10/03/2014

Questions Due: 9/23/14

Award Notification: 10/27/14

Anticipated Contract Start: 1/1/2015

Contact Information

Contact to Register Interest: Jodie Berdiales (jodie.berdiales@denvergov.org)

Contact for Questions: Janet Van Meter (janet.vanmeter@denvergov.org)

Name of Funding: Social Impact Solutions Request for Qualifications (RFQ)  Click Here for RFQ

City Agency: Budget Management Office-Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH), Enterprise Community Partners (Enterprise) and Social Impact Solutions (SIS)Link to RFP: Not available at this time, but will be www.denvergov.org/childrensaffairs

Type of Grant: Revolving

Source of Funds: Local

Total Funds Available: TBD

Funding Range: TBD

Average Award Amount: TBD

Maximum Award Amount: TBD

Scope of Funding: 

The overall purpose of the funds are to expand and/or enhance out-of-school time offerings to provide more Denver children and youth opportunities to participate in safe and enriching quality programs that support learning through engaging academic and youth development activities.  Funds can be used to:

• Expand services to a new program site 
• Expand the number of students served in the existing program
• Expand and or enhance program offerings 
• Expand service hours (more hours/day, more days, or more weeks)

What City Priority Does this Funding Connect to: Safety Net

Please Describe: 

The purpose of this RFQ is to seek information from potential partners interested in providing housing and/or services to the targeted population in one of three roles:

1. Providing Housing – Affordable, permanent housing in existing properties, units coming online in mid-late 2015 and 2016 or future new housing development.

2. Delivering Supportive Services – Supportive services including but not limited to case management, behavioral health services, and housing placement.

3. Providing Housing and Delivering Supportive Services—Providers would take responsibility for provision of both supportive services and affordable housing.

In addition to expressions of interest, this RFQ also seeks input from interested parties on best practices for housing and support services for the program described in this RFQ. Responses to the RFQ will be reviewed to identify prospective partners to help design and launch the effort.

Eligibilty Restrictions: 

  • Applications will be accepted from any not-for-profit community-based organization and Denver Public Schools 21st Century grant sites.  
  • All programs must be located in and provide services to school-age (K-12) children and youth from one or more of the identified Denver neighborhoods outlined in the RFP.
  • Programs must meet the definition of an out-of-school time program as defined by the Denver Afterschool Alliance.

Key Qualifications or Areas of Interest: 

We are seeking information from partners interested in providing housing and/or services to the targeted population in one or more of three roles:

1. Providing Housing – Affordable, permanent housing in existing properties, units coming online in mid-late 2015 and 2016 or future new housing development.

2. Delivering Supportive Services – Supportive services to be delivered the target population including but not limited to case management, behavioral health services, and housing placement.

3. Providing Housing and Delivering Supportive Services—Providers would take responsibility for provision of both supportive services and affordable housing.

Key Dates

Letter of Intent to Apply: September 19, 2014, 1:00pm

Applications Due: October 6, 2014, 5:00pm

Finalist Interviews:  October 14-15, 2014

Response to Applicants: October 27, 2014

Contact Information

Contact to Register Interest: John Hersey (jhersey@enterprisecommunity.org)

Contact for Questions: John Hersey (jhersey@enterprisecommunity.org)

Name of Funding: Community Service Block Grant (CSBG)

City Agency: Denver Department of Human Services

Type of Grant: Program

Source of Funds: Federal

Total Funds Available: $750,000 for a one-year period

Funding Dates:  March 1, 2015 to February 29, 2016

Funding Range: Undetermined

Average Award Amount: Undetermined

Maximum Award Amount: Undetermined

Scope of Funding: 


The City and County of Denver through the Department of Human Services (DDHS) is seeking proposals from qualified agencies and organizations to provide services to Denver’s low income community residents. Organizations will be sought who possess expertise in providing job skills and removing barriers to long term or sustainable employment.

City Priority Area: Jobs and Safety Net

Describe City Priority Area:

The Community Services Block Grant is mandated to assist Denver residents whose incomes are at or below 125% of the federal poverty rate with finding and sustaining long-term employment. These clients will then be able to provide for themselves, and their families when applicable, and will not have to rely on public assistance.

Eligibilty Restrictions: 

Only proposers that meet the minimum qualifications as set forth in the complete Request for Proposals packet will be reviewed.

Key Qualifications or Areas of Interest: 

* Ability to serve clients with incomes less than or at 125% of the current Federal Poverty level
* Ability to target employment services for these clients
* Willingness to partner with other community agencies to help client achieve success
* Willingness to consider creating an innovative anti-poverty program for these clients

Key Dates

Pre-Bid Conference: October 15, 2014

Questions Due:  October 10, 2014

Proposals Due: October 28, 2014, 3:30 p.m.

Award Notifications:  December 9, 2014

Anticipated Contract Start:  March 1, 2015

Contact Information

Contact to Register Interest: Janet Van Meter (janet.vanmeter@denvergov.org)  or Jodie Berdiales (jodie.berdiales@denvergov.org)

Contact for Questions: Janet Van Meter (janet.vanmeter@denvergov.org)

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