Proposals sought for Housing, Neighborhood projects for 2019

Denver Office of Economic Development

August 31, 2018

Denver seeks proposals for neighborhood development & housing projects

Office of Economic Development issues notice of funding availability for 2019

The Denver Office of Economic Development (OED) today announced that it has released two Notices of Funding Availability (NOFA) for a wide range of neighborhood and housing projects to be funded in 2019.

For neighborhood public service projects, OED is soliciting proposals from organizations that provide services to Denver residents in the following program areas:

  • Adult and youth job training and placement
  • Early childhood care, youth education, and youth opportunities/access
  • Basic adult education, including literacy programs, English as a Second Language (ESL), or General Education Development (GED)
  • Community-based wellness programs – healthy eating and living behaviors, and family support activities
  • Micro-business and entrepreneurial development and technical assistance

Housing proposals are being solicited in the following program areas:

  • Housing Counseling (HC)
  • Down Payment Assistance (DPA)
  • Tenant/Landlord Rights and Related Housing Information and Referral Services (TLR)
  • Rental Housing Access Modification Program (RHAMP)
  • Emergency Home Repair (EHR)
  • Single Family Rehabilitation Program (SFR)
  • Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)
  • Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs)
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)
  • Temporary Rental and Utility Assistance Program (TRUA)
  • Innovative Housing Programs or Services

Programs must be ready to implement in the first quarter of 2019. Selected projects and activities will be funded through 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, in addition to Denver’s dedicated Affordable Housing Fund.

A general information meeting for all NOFA applicants will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 3:30 to 5 p.m., in the Parr-Widener Room at the City and County Building located at 1437 Bannock Street, Denver. This meeting will discuss both the neighborhood and housing NOFAs. The meeting will include presentations from OED staff as well as an opportunity for questions and answers.

Proposal guidelines, additional information, and the link to online applications in both categories can be found at denvergov.org/oed. The deadline to submit funding applications for neighborhood projects is Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 4 p.m., and the deadline to submit funding applications for housing projects is Friday, September 28, 2018, at 4 p.m.