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Human Services and Community Development Block Grant

The 2020 Human Services and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funding Application Period is now CLOSED. 

CARES Act Emergency Grant Funding - Request for Application from Human Services Organizations


CARES Act Emergency Grant Funding- Request for Applications from Human Services Organizations

The City of Arvada is committed to supporting the needs of our community and residents during the COVID-19 crisis. Human service agencies ​in Arvada and throughout Jefferson County ​​have worked tirelessly to meet emergency needs of our community. ​Providing financial support to the human services organizations will ensure that services are provided to support the health and well-being of ​Arvada​ citizens.

​The City of Arvada is soliciting applications from human services agencies to receive funding, via the CARES Act, to address the COVID-19 emergency in ​Arvada​. As outlined in the CARES Act, the program provides for funding to ​human service organizations ​that​ provide services that fall within the following criteria:

  • The CARES Act requires that the payments from the Coronavirus Relief Fund only be used to cover expenses that:
    • are necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID–19); 
    • were not accounted for in the budget most recently approved as of March 27, 2020 (the date of enactment of the CARES Act) for the State or government’ and
    • were incurred during the period that begins on March 1, 2020 and ends on December 30, 2020​.​

Human Services applications must be submitted, online, no later than midnight on June ​26​, 2020.

Awards will depend upon the number of applicants, availability of funds, and demonstrated need. Once funding decisions are made, applicants will receive a Grant Award notification which will outline all terms and conditions of receiving the grant. ​The City of Arvada reserves the right to offer awards different from the specified amount requested.

​​​Grant recipients must provide verification of expenditures. Receipts must be submitted by December 15, 2020 for payments made with grant funds. Recipients must make all necessary information available to confirm expenditures were eligible under this grant.

Please contact Carrie Espinosa at with questions.

Submit application here:


Grant Overview

The City of Arvada Human Services and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program (funded through the  US Department of Housing & Urban Development) is designed to help meet the needs of disadvantaged and at-risk citizens and neighborhoods by awarding funding to non-profits who provide services to the most vulnerable in our community.

Each year the City of Arvada Human Services Advisory Committee awards grant funding to non-profit organizations who meet the funding criteria.

Funding Eligibility

The organization applying for funding must have had non-profit 501 (C) (3) or 509 (A) tax exempt status.


  • A majority (51% or greater) of the beneficiaries receiving assistance from the project or program proposed for funding must have been low or moderate income (LMI) persons or households.


  • The persons or households receiving assistance from the project or program must have been generally presumed to be principally LMI persons or households. This presumption covers abused children, battered spouses, elderly persons, severely disabled adults, homeless persons, illiterate adults, persons living with AIDS and migrant farm workers.

*Note: A low- and moderate- (L/M) income person or household is where the total income of a person or all members of a household is equal to or less than the current Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Assistance Program low-income limit established by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

As a general guide that low income limit would be $52,000 for a single person or single person household or $74,250 for a four person household.

When to Apply

The application period for 2020 grant funding is CLOSED.

Examples of Previous Grant Awards

  • Audio Information Network for audio information services for blind and print disabled;
  • CASA of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties for court appointed special advocate services;
  • Carin' Clinic for the Arvada Health Project for children;
  • Hands of the Carpenter to assist families in need of vehicle-related services;
  • Family Tree, Inc. for crisis hotline services;

View the complete list of 2018 grant awards

About the Program

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, funded through the US Department of Housing & Urban Development, is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Community Development Block Grant is designed to help meet the needs of disadvantaged and at-risk citizens and neighborhoods.

The Community Development Block Grant program works to ensure decent affordable housing, to provide services to the most vulnerable in our communities, and to create jobs through the expansion and retention of businesses. Community Development Block Grant is an important tool for helping local governments tackle serious challenges facing their communities.

2018 - 2019 CDBGs were allocated by the Arvada City Council in November 2018

Annual Reports and Plans

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Reporting (CAPER) 2019

City of Arvada Annual Action Plan 2019

Executive Summary of the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice


For more information about the Community Development Block Grant please visit HUD.GOV CDGB

Contact Information

  •  Main Telephone Number: 720-898-7494
  •  Fax Number: 720-898-7490
  •  Street Address: 8001 Ralston Road, Arvada, CO 80002