CSBG funding can be used for anti-poverty work in any of the nine federal priority areas including, employment, education, income management, housing, emergency services, nutrition, linkages with other programs, self-sufficiency, and health. Every three years, Denver Human Services conducts a Community Needs Assessment to determine top priorities for the next funding cycle.
The funding priorities for 2024-2026 are:
Focus Population(s). The City strongly encourages proposals from organizations that seek to provide CSBG services focused on the following populations in Denver:
a. In alignment with the purpose of CSBG funding, CSBG programs and services are targeted for people experiencing poverty in accordance with current federally approved income guidelines for CSBG (see Section II. Organizational Eligibility); and,
b. At-risk populations, including but not limited to under-resourced or marginalized groups such as:
i. Communities of color (e.g., Black, Indigenous, and other people of color including Latinx, Asian American, Pacific Islander)
ii. Older adults
iii. People experiencing homelessness
iv. Immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers
v. People with disabilities
vi. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning, and Two Spirit (LGBTQ2S) community, including asexual and nonbinary people
viii. Others as identified in Respondent proposal Services.
For additional details about the eligible programs, see: https://www.denvergov.org/files/content/public/v/7/government/agencies-departments-offices/agencies-departments-offices-directory/denver-human-services/be-involved/partner-with-us/grants/community-services-block-grant/rep-csbg-2024-11.08.2023-rfp.pdf#page=10