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Community partnerships are vital to our work. Through grants and other partnership opportunities, we collaborate with individuals, businesses, organizations, and other agencies to better serve the people of Denver.

What You Need To Know

Within our agency, our Financial Services Division is responsible for the life cycle of grants used to support our programs. This includes compliance with city policies and procedures, expanding partnerships with community-based organizations and working with program staff to identify their needs.

Our Financial Services Division also assists child care providers who are currently part of the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) or who would like to sign up to provide care for low-income clients. 

However you team with us, we appreciate your partnership in serving the people of Denver. Together, we've got this!

What grant programs do you administer?

Some of the grant programs we administer include:

Continuum of Care: This program is a regional planning body that provides greater coordination of assistance to homeless persons, in accordance with the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009 (HEARTH Act). Throughout the Metro Denver area, the Denver Department of Human Services, in partnership with Metro Denver Homeless Initiative, applies for and regulates U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grants administered to organizations providing homeless-assistance and housing for residents who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. 

Emergency Solutions Grant: This program is the focus of the HEARTH Act bill, incorporated into subtitle B of Title IV of the Stewart B. McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11371-11378), is designed to be the first step in a continuum of assistance to prevent homelessness and enable homeless individuals and families to move toward independent living.

Community Services Block Grant: This is a federally funded program that provides formulaic grants to alleviate the conditions of poverty in communities. The objective of CSBG is to address the causes of poverty by implementing programs and services that empower low-income families and individuals, revitalize low-income communities, and improve the economic self-sufficiency of low-income customers.

What current grant and contracting opportunities do you have?

Take a look at all of our contracts open for bidding.

What if I have questions about a current opportunity?

The bid opportunity, which is usually detailed in a Request for Application or Request for Proposal, will include instructions about who to contact with questions. Please direct your questions to that person and pay special attention to any deadlines or instructions that are provided.

How can I become a provider with the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program?

Becoming a provider is normally based on referrals, which is when an existing client would like to use a specific facility for child care.

For existing partners

How do I know if my invoice was received?

A contract compliance technician will reply to the email the invoice was attached to, and respond with “Received.” Send all invoices to DHS_Contractor_Invoices@denvergov.org.

What do I do if I haven't received a payment?

Contact your contract compliance technician or, if your technician is out of the office, contact your compliance coordinator.

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For more information, contact our Financial Services Division at 720-944-4DHS (4347).