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Federal COVID-19 Response Fund#

The City of Fort Collins has received an additional federal allocation of $760,203 in CDBG-CV funding through the CARES Act from the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The City intends to make a portion of the funds available to eligible subrecipients that provide critical Public Service activities (24 CFR 570.201) which meet HUD National Objectives for community development needs to support Low-to-Moderate Income (LMI) persons/families residing in the Fort Collins entitlement area. Public service projects or programs must:  

  1. Provide a new or quantifiable increased public service in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  2. Benefit low-and moderate-income persons.
  3. Meet other community needs that have a particular urgency or pose a serious and immediate threat to the health and welfare of the community.

Application Guidance#

While the City recognizes that many nonprofit partners have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, federal CDBG-CV funding is targeted specifically to public service activities that provide direct response to mitigate the impacts of the crisis to low-income and at-risk persons. 

At this time, the City will only review applications for the following:  

  • Services in direct response to COVID-19 that mitigate the economic impact of the pandemic to Low-to Moderate-Income (LMI) residents and prevent them from becoming homeless as a result of the virus. 
  • Services that support at- home sheltering for at-risk persons and vulnerable populations.  
  • Emergency shelter and supports for persons experiencing homelessness.   
  • Childcare (including elementary remote learning services) that benefit Low-to Moderate-Income (LMI) residents.  

Public Notice of Funding Recommendations

Pre-Application and Federal COVID-19 Response Fund Application

Application recommendations pending final decision from City Council.

Application Timeline#

All applications were due by 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 15, 2021.

Funding Recommendations#

The CDBG Commission is responsible for making funding recommendations to City Council for their approval. 

The CDBG Commission met on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, to formulate their funding recommendations.

Final Funding Decision#

The Fort Collins City Council will hold a public hearing to make final funding allocation decisions for the COIVD-19 Response Fund on March 2, 2021 at 6:00pm.

Following approval of funding, staff will work with applicants that were awarded funds on additional due diligence items and contract execution. 


For questions regarding CDBG Public Service Funds please contact:

Beth Rosen,

Dianne Tjalkens,