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: 2014 Denver Shared Spaces Technical Assistance Grant

City Agency: Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships and Denver Shared Spaces

Link to RFP: http://www.denvergov.org/Portals/691/documents/Shared%20Space/DSS%20TA%20Consulting%20RFP%20Application%20Packet.pdf

Type of Grant: Other; Technical Assistance Consulting

Source of Funds: Local

Total Funds Available: Up to $15,000

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

Please Describe:

This Request for Proposal solicits responses from qualified consultants and consultant teams to provide technical assistance consulting services to help facilitate the analysis, relationship building, and partnership design for cohorts of nonprofits participating in creating intentional shared space centers through Denver Shared Spaces (DSS).  Two cohorts were selected through competitive process by the DSS Review Team to receive consulting services to support the development of a new shared space center.


Contact Information

Contact to Register Interest: Megan Devenport, Program Coordinator (megan@denversharedspaces.org)

Contact for Questions: Megan Devenport, Program Coordinator (megan@denversharedspaces.org)

Name of Funding: Urban Arts Fund (UAF) Program

City Agency: Denver Arts & Venues

Link to RFP: Urban Arts Fund RFP

Type of Grant: Program 

Source of Funds: Special Revenue Fund

Total Funds Available: $50,000 annually, distributed to various projects

Funding Range: $500-$5000 per project

Average Award Amount: $2000

Maximum Award Amount: $5000

Scope of Funding: 

Funds are allocated based on a scope of work, and disbursed through a contract generated between Denver Arts & Venues and the applicant. 

What City Priority Does this Funding Connect to: Safety Net

Please Describe: To prevent graffiti vandalism by creating opportunities for young people in diversionary and leadership. 

Eligibility Restrictions:

  • The Application is necessary by dealine dates
  • Murals must contain a City Council Approval

Key Qualifications or Areas of Interest: 

  • "Hot Spots" (grafitti tagged areas)
  • Involve Youth. 

Key Dates

Questions Due: 3/01/2014

Award Notification: 5/01/2014

Anticipated Contract Start: 6/01/2014

Contact Information

Contact to Register Interest: Mary Valdez, Public Art Program Coordinator (Mary.valdez@denvergov.org)

Contact for Questions: Mary Valdez, Public Art Program Coordinator (Mary.valdez@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: Colfax Mainstreet Coalition

City Agency: Environmental Health

Link to RFP: www.colfaxmainstreetcoalition.org

Type of Grant: Other/Brownfields redevelopment

Source of Funds: Federal

Total Funds Available: $900,000

Funding Range: Varies

Average Award Amount: $40,000

Maximum Award Amount: $200,000

Scope of Funding: 

The grant will be used to conduct environmental site assessments (ESAs) of brownfield properties along 15 miles of Colfax from Yosemite Street on the east in Denver to Indiana Street on the west in Lakewood. These ESAs will help determine the presence, nature and extent of potential contamination at sites, and identify specific cleanup needs. 100% of the cost is covered by the grant. The scope of services includes phase I and II ESAs, asbestos containing material building surveys, lead based paint surveys, and environmental cleanup planning.

What City Priority Does this Funding Connect to: Sustainabilty

Please Describe: Program encourages land reuse including redevelopment and adaptive reuse along the Colfax Corridor.

Eligibilty Restrictions: 

  • Site must meet eligibility requirements
  • Site must be located within the Colfax Corridor
  • CMC application and approval by the CMC steering committee

Key Qualifications or Areas of Interest: 

  • Brownfields redevelopment
  • Property acquisition
  • Environmental due diligence 
  • Adaptive reuse

Key Dates

Questions Due: 3/01/2014

Award Notification: 5/01/2014

Anticipated Contract Start: 6/01/2014

Contact Information

Contact to Register Interest: David Wilmoth, DEH (dave.wilmoth@denvergov.org)

Contact for Questions: David Wilmoth, DEH (dave.wilmoth@denvergov.org)

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: www.denvergov.org/childrensaffairs

Type of Grant: General Operating/Program 

Source of Funds: Local

Total Funds Available: $275,000

Funding Range: $25,000-$50,000

Maximum Award Amount: $50,000

Scope of Funding: 

The goal is to provide more of Denver’s children and youth safe and enriching summertime opportunities for as much of the summer school break as possible. Funds will be used to support quality comprehensive programs that inspire learning and help mitigate summer learning loss through engaging academic and youth development activities. Ideally, programs will leverage funds available through this RFP to serve a large number (100- 150/day) of multi-age children and youth for a minimum of six hours per day for at least sixeight weeks during the summer with very minimal cost to families. Partnerships that allow programs to enhance and/or extend services are highly encouraged. Lead organizations should be aware of other programs in the area to ensure that the proposed services are not duplicative.

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, Denver

Public Schools 21st century grant sites, and City and County of Denver youth serving agency.

Organizations must demonstrate prior experience in providing youth programs during the

summer months to be eligible to apply.

Key Qualifications or Areas of Interest: 

 All programs must be physically located in and provide services primarily to school-age

(K-12) children and youth from one or more of the following Denver neighborhoods (a map

showing the neighborhood boundaries can be found in Appendix B):

 Athmar Park

 Lincoln Park

 Baker

 Marlee

 Barnum

 Montbello

 Barnum West

 North Capitol Hill

 Clayton

 Northeast Park Hill

 Cole

 Ruby Hill

 College View/South Platte

 Sunnyside

 East Colfax

 Sun Valley

 Elyria Swansea

 Valverde

 Five Points

 Villa Park

 Globeville

 West Colfax

 Green Valley Ranch

 Westwood

 Jefferson Park

 Whittier

To verify that your program is located in one of the identified neighborhoods, visit

www.denvergov.org/maps, type in the service address, hit search, and the name of the

neighborhood will be listed on the left.

 All programs that are not licensed by the Colorado Department of Human Services must

meet minimum safety requirements as outlined in Appendix C.

 All programs must meet the minimum insurance requirements listed in Appendix D.

Complete coverage requirements are also contained in the sample contract, Appendix A.

 All programs must identify existing funds already available for the program in the Program

Budget (page 12). At least half of the funds necessary to carry out the program must be

secured from other identified sources.

 All programs must complete and maintain a profile in the Community Partnership System.

For more information, email maria@civiccanopy.org or call 303.292-3144 x216. If the

program is located in a Denver Public School, the organization must also have a completed

Denver Public Schools Partnership Agreement in place prior to program delivery.

 Applicants must track youth attendance by individual identifier number (i.e. DPS Student ID

number if available) including daily record of when youth arrive and depart, how many days

youth attend over the course of the program, etc. in an electronic manner. Records must

be submitted as part of the reporting process as defined by the contract agreement and

rolled up into a final count per student at the end of the program. If you are not already

utilizing an electronic tracking system, two examples are provided in Appendix E. Each

program site must also track the overall number of program hours, days, and weeks the

program is offered.

 All programs must offer a variety of programming with both a mix of academic and youth

development activities with measureable goals for each (example: changes in behavior,

attitude, skills, knowledge, etc.). Funds can be used to sub-contract with content specific

programs to enhance program offerings to fulfill this requirement.

 Programs must provide specific examples of their organization’s commitment to quality

with emphasis on using a continuous quality improvement process, as well as steps taken to

improve program effectiveness.

 All programs are highly encouraged to make healthy snacks and/or meals available to

participants. Sites are highly encouraged to coordinate meal services with a summer food

Key Dates

Information Session:

Thursday, January 16, 2014, at the Denver Quality

Afterschool Connection meeting. The meeting will be held from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at Mi Casa

Resource Center, 360 Acoma Street.

Questions Due: All questions must be submitted in writing by 1/23/14 to: 2ARFPSubmissions@denvergov.orgAnswers will be posted at www.denvergov.org/childrensaffairs on January 30, 2014.

Deadline for Submission: 3:00pm on Thursday, 2/13/14

Award Notification: March 2014

Anticipated Contract Start: 6/1/14

Contact Information

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

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

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