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Grants to Colorado Nonprofits, For-Profits, and Agencies for Activities and Programs That Work to Reduce Poverty

Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)


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Funding Source
City and County of Denver
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Geographic Focus
USA: Colorado: Denver

Important Dates
Deadline: 11/30/23 3:30 PM MT Save

Grant Description
Grants to Colorado nonprofits, for-profits, and public organizations for activities and programs to reduce poverty. Priority is given to activities that focus on housing stabilization, removing barriers to employment, and providing supportive services to low-income populations.

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:

  • Reducing barrier to employment
  • Providing housing stabilization services
  • Providing support services, including benefits navigation, technology access, digital navigation support, and linking families and individuals to supportive services

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

vii. Veterans

viii. Others as identified in Respondent proposal Services.

For additional details about the eligible programs, see:


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Proposals will be accepted from public, private non-profit, or private for-profit organizations, which meet at least one (1) of the following criteria:
• Governmental entity;
• Corporation, LLP, LLC or other firm located, registered, and in good standing in the State of Colorado; or
• Foreign corporation, LLP, LLC, or other firm registered with the Colorado Secretary of State and in good standing

Pre-Proposal Conference
There will be a virtual information session on Tuesday, November 14 at 12:30 p.m. Please see below for information on how to join:

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 823 4866 4494

Dial by location: +1 720 928 9299 US (Denver)
Meeting ID: 823 4866 4494

Pre-Application Information
- RFP Released: November 8, 2023
- Information Session: November 14, 2023 12:30pm MT
- Written Questions Due: November 17, 2023
- City Response to Questions Questions will be answered and posted on BidNet by
DHS, making City responses to questions equally available to all Respondents.: November 21, - 2023 Proposal Due Date: November 30, 2023 3:30pm MT
- Proposal Reviews Technical review and Review Committee activities for all proposals received by the due date.: Week of December 19, 2023
- Notice of Award (tentative): Week of January 1,
- 2024 Estimated Contract Start Date: February 1, 2024

Term of Contract
The anticipated initial contract term is February 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024, with the possibility of subsequent extensions that will be contingent on need, performance, and availability of funds.

Contact Information
All questions must be submitted electronically via BidNet:

City RFP Contact:
Brittany Richardson, Contract Administrator
Denver Human Services
1200 Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80204

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