RELEASE: Denver Solicits Proposals for Neighborhood Services Projects

Denver Solicits Proposals for Neighborhood Services Projects
City issues notice of neighborhood funds for 2020

DENVER, CO ­— Wednesday, July 17, 2019 —Denver Economic Development & Opportunity (DEDO) today announced that it has released a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for neighborhood services projects to be funded in 2020.

The city is soliciting proposals from organizations that provide services in one of the following focus areas:

· Nonprofit organizing for community capacity building to impact neighborhood

· Economic development: business assistance for financial empowerment;

· Youth and adult services focused on increasing self-sufficiency, including literacy,
independent living skills, and job training;

· Economic development: technical assistance for cooperative business models; and

· Outreach efforts to promote available forms of assistance for economic development,
employment, housing services and technical assistance.

Priority consideration will be given to applications that have a geographic focus on the East Colfax, Elyria/Swansea, Globeville, Montbello, Northeast Park Hill, Sun Valley, Valverde, Villa Park, West Colfax, and Westwood neighborhoods.

Programs must be ready to implement services in the first quarter of 2020. Selected projects and activities will be funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and awards are subject to the availability of funding.

A general information meeting for NOFA applicants will be held on Monday, July 29, 2019,
1:30 to 3:30 p.m., in Room 4.G.2 of the Webb Municipal Building, 201 W. Colfax, Denver. The session will include presentations from staff as well as an opportunity for questions and answers. For those who may be newer to the NOFA process, a technical Q&A will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. that day in the same room.

Proposal guidelines, additional information, and the link to online applications in both categories can be found at The deadline to submit funding applications for neighborhood projects is Friday, August 16, 2019, at 4 p.m.


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