What is Human Service Funding?
The Housing Development Division provides funding to local 501(c)(3) and 509(a) non-profit agencies for the provision of human services to low and moderate income persons in the community. These activities are governed by the federal regulations for the Community Development Block Grant Program.
There is one main human service funding effort. The application process for funding begins in January each year. Funding is available in January of the following year for City funds and in April for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. Grant amounts range from $5,000 to approximately $70,000, and programs funded range from child care, to self-sufficiency, to emergency care and shelter.
Priority is given to non-profit agencies that provide the following services:
Emergency Care and Shelter
The application process combines City discretionary human services dollars with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The process enables nonprofit human service providers to submit only one application for City funds. This reduces the time spent in these efforts by the City, United Way and agency staff.
For several years, the City has partnered with Pikes Peak United Way to create a seamless application process for human service agencies. This process is now managed under a master contractual services to the nonprofit agencies.
The process used to determine funding for the nonprofit agencies consists of committees with representatives from the City, United Way, the Non-Profit Center, the private sector, and the community at large. These committees review all submitted proposals, attend agency presentations, and rate the proposals based on relevant criteria. These ratings are then used to determine the funding recommendations to City Council.
For additional information, call Carla Wilson at (719) 385-5335 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.