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)

Denver solicits proposals for economic development and housing projects
Office of Economic Development issues notice of funding availability for 2015

DENVER, CO ­— Tuesday, July 15, 2014 — The Denver Office of Economic Development (OED) today announced its issuance of a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for economic development and housing projects to be funded in 2015. OED is soliciting proposals from organizations that provide services to Denver residents in the following program areas:

·         Business Support Offices

·         Housing Support Services - Housing Counseling

·         Tenant/Landlord Rights and Related Housing Information and Referral Services

·         Rental Housing Access Modification Program

·         Emergency Home Repair

·         Tenant Based Rental Assistance

·         Down Payment Assistance

·         Single Family Rehabilitation Program

·         Community Housing Development Organizations

·         Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS

Programs must be ready to implement in the first quarter of 2015. Selected projects and activities are funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program.

A question and answer session for applicants will be held Monday, July 21, 2014, 3:30-5 p.m., at the Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building, 201 W. Colfax Ave., Rm. 4.F.6/4.G.2.

The deadline to submit funding applications is Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at 5 p.m. Additional information and the online application form are available at Denvergov.org/oed.

For more information, contact Cindy Gaertner at cindy.gaertner@denvergov.org

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