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Deadline is Thursday to Apply for City Spring Competitive Process

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Thursday is the deadline to apply for the City’s 2014 Spring Competitive Process for human and social services agencies.

Twice a year, the City’s Social Sustainability department seeks applications from agencies that serve low-income Fort Collins residents through housing and other public services. City Council ultimately allocates the funding – a combination of federal and City sources – after recommendations from the City’s Community Development Block Grant Commission.

The spring 2013 process funded 29 projects and programs totaling $1.5 million. About $1 million was awarded in the fall.

Among the projects funded in the fall:

  • The City’s Homebuyer Assistance Program (HBA), $200,000 for downpayment assistance to low-income first-time homebuyers.
  • Larimer Home Improvement Program managed by Housing Authority of Loveland, $30,000 for the Emergency Funds for low-income homeowners living in Fort Collins.
  • Housing Catalyst, nearly $900,000 to rehab affordable housing.
  • Neighbor to Neighbor, $35,000 to replace windows at Coachlight Plaza with energy-efficient windows.

For an application, contact Sharon Thomas at PGFjbGFzcz0=">c3Rob21hc0BmY2dvdi5jb20= or 970.221.6595.