On March 27, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law to help communities respond to the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), one of the many agencies to deliver the funding, announced its first phase of emergency funding to formula grantees. The City of Colorado Springs has been notified that it will receive approximately $2.7 million dollars through the CDBG and ESG programs.
CARES Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) funds: $1,811,610
CDBG-CV funds are to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic and its effects on low-income households and communities. These funds are gap-filler funding and must not replace SBA, FEMA, or other available funds.
CARES Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG-CV) funds: $887,124
ESG-CV funds are to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic among individuals and families who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance. They can also support additional homeless assistance and homelessness prevention activities to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.
Agencies will be able to apply for these funds shortly. The Community Development Division team is currently working with local partners and agencies to assess immediate and future needs, as well as to determine the most effective way to distribute the funds to eligible service providers. Housing stability and critical services, such as food and family services that keep households safe (e.g., childcare, eldercare, etc.), are high priorities. Agencies interested in applying are encouraged to document all COVID-related expenses and subscribe for updates from CDD on reimbursement opportunities.
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For updates on any of the topics below, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and request to be added to our email list.
- Announcements of requests for ESG-CV and CDBG-CV applications
- Basic eligibility requirements
- New guidance from HUD
- Other local resources
- Opportunities for review and comment of plans, allocations, etc.
See links below to see recent communication from HUD regarding the stimulus package, appropriate usage of funds and various regulatory waivers.
- Quick Guide for CDBG Eligible Activities to Support Infectious Disease Response
- Mar 31, 2020 Memo on Availability of Waivers of CPD Grant Programs and Consolidated Plan Requirements to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 and Mitigate Economic Impacts Caused by COVID-19
- CARES Act Overview
- Jun 20, 2019 Federal Register: Updates to Duplication of Benefits Requirements Under the Stafford Act for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery Grantees