DHS Grants Management is responsible for the life cycle of grants: from project inception to closeout. This includes compliance with DHS and city policies and procedures, expanding resources and partnerships with community based organizations and working with program staff to identify unmet needs consistent with our priorities and exploring funding opportunities to satisfy them. This includes but is not limited to the grant programs described below.
The Continuum of Care 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, in Denver, Colorado.
The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) 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 move toward independent living.
The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) 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.
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