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Funding Opportunities

Fall/Winter 2015
Workforce Development Services

The OED-Division of Workforce Development is undergoing a significant transformation of its service delivery, which includes the contracting out of workforce development services. On November 20, 2015, OED released the following RFP which encompasses its Denver Workforce Centers, youth services, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)/Colorado Works programs. All proposals are due January 8, 2016. Selection of vendors will occur in the early spring, and selected partners will begin service delivery on July 1, 2016.

2016-17 Workforce RFP Guidelines
2016 Workforce Definitions – Acronyms
2016 Workforce RFP Checklist
2016 Workforce RFP Letter of Intent (LOI)

Online Application

RFP Addendum #1

RFP Addendum #2

Powerpoint Deck - Dec. 4, 2015 Bidders' Conference Presentation/Webinar

VIDEO - Dec. 4, 2015 Bidders' Conference

Organizations in Attendance - Dec. 4, 2015 Bidders' Conference

Oct. 13, 2015 Pre-Bid Conference - video
Oct. 13, 2015 Pre-Bid Conference – presentation slides
Oct. 13, 2015 Pre-Bid Conference - attendee list

After reviewing this information, if you have additional questions, contact OEDproposals@denvergov.org.
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Fall 2015
Performance, Financial and Administrative Monitoring
TEC-P Project

OED is seeking professional services to support its role as administrator of a U.S. Department of Labor "Ready to Work" grant. The $6.1 million, four-year grant was awarded to the Technology Employment in Colorado Partnership, or TEC-P.

Request for Proposals
RFP Addendum #1
Proposal Checklist
APPLICATION

For more information, contact cindy.gaertner@denvergov.org.

 

Fall 2015

Neighborhood Improvement and Development

UPDATE: Please note that funding for 2016 Neighborhood Improvement and Development projects has been fully committed. OED will not be reviewing new applications until additional funds are identified. However, applications may still be submitted using the link below and will be considered if additional funds become available. OED will keep submitted applications on file until June 1, 2016, at which point applicants will be asked to resubmit.

OED offers an online application form for Neighborhood Development projects seeking funding. We are soliciting applications from organizations in the following program areas:

Neighborhood Improvement Projects
Public Facility & Improvement Projects
Brownfield Environmental Clean-Up Projects

Programs must be ready to implement shortly after funds are awarded. Selected projects and activities are funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. 

The application will be available throughout the year; funding will be awarded to projects dependent upon funding availability.

Proposal Guidelines
Proposal Checklist
Acronyms and Definitions
APPLICATION

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

 

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July 10, 2015
National Western Center RFP
Addendum 1

OED, in partnership with the Department of Finance, the North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative (NDCC), and other National Western Center (NWC) stakeholders, sought proposals to perform a comprehensive study regarding the NWC, which will include an economic and market opportunity analysis of the greater NWC area; options for NWC governance, operations and partnerships; and public/private finance partnerships and tools. The deadline for proposals to be submitted was July 31, 2015.

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July 13, 2015
Notice of Funding Availability for 2016 (NOFA)

OED announced its issuance of a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for neighborhood public service programs and housing service programs to be funded in 2016. OED solicited proposals from organizations that provide services to Denver residents in the following program areas:

Neighborhood Public Service Programs
Housing Support Services - Housing Counseling
Down Payment Assistance
Tenant/Landlord Rights and Related Housing Information and Referral Services
Rental Housing Access Modification Program
Emergency Home Repair
Tenant Based Rental Assistance
Single Family Rehabilitation Program
Community Housing Development Organizations
Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS

Programs were required to be ready to implement in the first quarter of 2016. 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 was held Thursday, July 16, 2015, 3:30-5 p.m., at the Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building, 201 W. Colfax Ave., Rm. 4F6.

The deadline to submit funding applications was Friday, August 7, 2015, at 4 p.m.

Proposal Guidelines
Proposal Checklist
Acronyms and Definitions
Addendum 1
Addendum 2
Addendum 3
Video of Public Meeting on July 16, 2015
Powerpoint Presentation from Public Meeting on July 16, 2015

APPLICATION

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

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Small Business Financing
Applications can be submitted throughout the year for gap financing provided through the Neighborhood Business Revitalization and the Revolving Loan Fund programs. More information here.

 

Section 3 Program


OED is committed to extending economic prosperity opportunities throughout the greater community, as required under the HUD Section 3 Program.