Funding Opportunities

This page is where DEDO posts its periodic calls for proposals in response to funding opportunities. The newest opportunities are listed first. Such calls may be a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) or a Request for Proposals (RFP). Finite application periods (i.e., with a firm opening and closing date) are generally used for program or project funding. As an alternative, open, rolling windows for applications are used with community development projects. Learn more about this distinction in our Users Guide.

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May 18, 2021

Request for Proposals (RFP)
Indie/Visible Marketing Grants - Program Administrator

Denver Economic Development & Opportunity (DEDO) has opened a Request for Proposal (RFP) for an experienced administrator to co-manage the Indie/Visible program, which provides digital marketing training and assistance to small, independent businesses so that they can better survive the pandemic-caused downturn. DEDO Invites all those interested to read the RFP requirements and submit proposals by June 6, 2021. The RFP is posted on BidNet Direct and can be accessed via this link

May 5, 2021

Request for Proposals (RFP)
Community Support Mini-Grant Grant Administration

Denver Economic Development & Opportunity (DEDO) is seeking an experienced nonprofit administrator to co-manage its Community Support Mini-Grants Program.

What is this opportunity?
  • One-year contract with DEDO to co-manage the Community Support Mini-Grants program
  • Opportunity to work with nonprofits and community-based groups in expanding their work
  • Competitive selection process
Who can apply?
  • Denver-based nonprofits 
  • Nonprofits with experience:
    - administering grants
    - demonstrating cultural competency
    - working with historically marginalized communities
How and when to apply?
  • Read the RFP requirements and submit your proposal via this link. 
  • Deadline for RFP submissions is May 26, 2021.
Do you have questions?
  • Contact DEDO's division of Neighborhood Equity & Stabilization (NEST) at NEST@denvergov.org

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March 22, 2021

Request for Proposals (RFP)
Expanded Workforce Recovery Programs

Denver Workforce Services is seeking providers to help expand programs for Denver residents from targeted populations who have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 with regard to employment, education, and economic security. The proposed additional services will be funded as part of a relief and recovery grant to the city through U.S. Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).

Innovative programs are being sought to help re-skill workers displaced from pandemic-affected jobs into career pathways in high-growth, in-demand occupations. Digital literacy and digital access remain a concern, along with needs for support services to reduce barriers to employment security. Programs funded through this RFP will complement the city’s existing workforce services.

PRE-BID MEETING: A pre-bid meeting will be held virtually at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. LINK TO JOIN.
    Questions to be addressed at this virtual meeting are due by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.
    We posted the Q&A from the Pre-Bid Meeting on this page as an RFP Addendum before 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.

FINAL PROPOSALS DUE: By 4 p.m. on Monday, April 12, 2021.

RFP GUIDELINES(PDF, 377KB)
    CDBG-CV Part I Services RFP Sample Agreement(PDF, 860KB)
    CDBG Part II Sample Agreement(PDF, 758KB)
    CDBG Duplication of Benefits Attestation(PDF, 2MB)

ADDENDUM #1 - Q&A From March 31, 2021 Pre-Bid Meeting(PDF, 206KB)
SLIDE DECK Presented at March 31, 2021 Pre-Bid Meeting(PDF, 987KB)

PROPOSAL CHECKLIST(PDF, 278KB)

APPLICATION

Denver Workforce Services delivers and oversees contractors for the city’s public workforce system, and recently released its 2019-20 Annual Report. Denver Workforce is operated by Denver Economic Development & Opportunity (DEDO), which serves as administrator of HUD funds for the City & County of Denver. For this and other solicitations, DEDO offers its 2021 User’s Guide: What you need to know as you Apply for, Receive, and Report on HUD Funds. For further questions on this RFP, you may contact workforce.development@denvergov.org.