Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)

The Department of Local Affairs does not provide cash grants to individuals or charge a fee for receiving grant funds. If you have been contacted by someone claiming to be a representative of a grant program managed by DOLA requesting personal information and offering grant funds, it may be a phishing or fraud attempt. Please vitis the File A Report section of Stop Fraud Colorado. For more information on fraudulent behaviors please visit the Federal Health and Human Services CSBG page on 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.

  • Employment
  • Education and Cognitive Development
  • Income, Infrastructure, and Asset Building
  • Housing
  • 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)

Notice of Funding Available - Application

Applications to identify an eligible entity or entities for the following Counties in Colorado are currently being accepted and must be submitted by May 5. The estimated amount allocated for each county is listed below.  This application will be used to identify the organization or organizations to serve as the CSBG Eligible Entity for the unserved counties listed above. If an organization is selected, it will then submit the 2021-2024 Application and Plan required of all current CSBG eligible entities, which identifies community needs and outlines strategies to address them. All agencies must fulfill or be able to fulfill the statutory and reporting requirements of CSBG within one year of acceptance.  Applications must be submitted electronically in one PDF or ZIP file to by May 5.

• Montrose County - $50,314
• San Miguel County - $6,143 
• Ouray County - $13,894
• Eagle County - $48,420

Application Here

Annual Allocation

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.

Program Contacts


Alex Vercio
Grant Administrator

Alex Diaz
Program Administrator
(303) 864-8423