“The Denver Office of Economic Development (OED) has issued award letters to 33 organizations slated to collectively receive $4.9 million in federal grant funding in 2016.
OED reviewed proposals from organizations that responded to a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for housing and neighborhood projects. The organizations awarded funding include the following:
The awarded projects will be funded through a variety of federal community development programs, including the Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS programs.
NOFA applications were evaluated and scored by OED staff, other city agency staff and community members. Community members were chosen based on their knowledge and experience in the program areas of housing and neighborhood development. Awardees were selected based on their ability to achieve measurable outcomes supporting Mayor Hancock’s priorities of economic mobility, children/education, transportation and housing, as well as OED’s JumpStart strategy. Evaluation criteria also scored each applicant’s project plan, organizational capacity, financial capacity and prior performance when applicable.”
Woodburry, Derek. City of Denver 12 January 2016.