Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)
Emergency Fraud Notice
We were recently informed that a person or persons posing as Department of Local Affairs staff have been offering grants on our behalf in exchange for an up-front fee.
This notice is a reminder that we will never request a fee to be paid prior to funding a grant, and any such contact is likely a scam.
If you are approached in this manner, please contact our Deputy Director Natrice Bryant at (303) 241-8364 immediately. Never send money to someone representing themselves as a DOLA employee.
Thank you for taking steps to protect yourself and helping us to discourage fraud.
The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) is a federally funded program that provides formulaic grants to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty in communities. Colorado has 32 eligible local entities working under nine CSBG federal objectives including employment, education, income management, housing, emergency services, nutrition, linkages with other programs, self sufficiency, and health.
- Education and Cognitive Development
- Income, Infrastructure, and Asset Building
- Health and Social/Behavioral Development (includes Nutrition)
- Civic Engagement and Community Involvement
- Services Supporting Multiple Domains
- Linkages (e.g. partnerships that support multiple domains)
- Agency Capacity Building
- Other (e.g. emergency management/disaster relief)
CSBG is not open for applications, it is provided to already established eligible entities across Colorado.
Per statute, 90% of CSBG funds are allocated to the eligible entities, while 5% is for administration and 5% is for discretionary awards. DOLA prioritizes the training, technical assistance and capacity needs of its CSBG grantees as the primary priority for discretionary funding.
2020 and 2021 Draft CSBG Colorado Model State Plan
A public hearing on this plan will be held as part of our statewide conference on poverty on Wednesday, July 17th at Penrose House Conference Center in Colorado Springs, CO at 12:30pm
A second Public Hearing will be held by webinar on July 23, 2019 at 1:00pm. To join go to https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/629689621 or dial in using your phone 1 (669) 224-3412, Access Code: 629-689-621
The public comment Period for this two-year plan runs from Monday, July 15th - Friday, August 9th. All comments will be summarized and included in our state plan submission. Please submit comments directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
Census Grant Program Administrator