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Grants to Colorado Nonprofits to Benefit Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Homeless Children and Youth ‐ Community‐Based Organization Program


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Funding Source
Colorado Department of Education
American Rescue Plan (ARP)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Colorado

Important Dates
LOI Date: 07/22/22
Deadline: 09/30/22 11:59 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to Colorado nonprofit organizations to benefit youth experiencing homelessness. Eligible activities include outreach to clients who have been impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, provision of services to youth and children, and assistance with enrollment and attendance in school and full participation in school activities.

Request for Applications (RFA)  is now open to Community-based Organizations (CBOs) who demonstrate qualifications pursuant to section 2001(b)(1) of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 in order to:

  • Increase outreach and identification of children and youth experiencing homelessness as defined by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act who have been impacted by COVID-19 and/or have chronic absenteeism and/or are at risk of dropping out.
  • Provide homeless children and youth with wrap-around services in light of the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, including academic supports, trauma informed care, social-emotional support, and mental health services
  • Assist in addressing the needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness to enable their enrollment and attendance in school and full participation in school activities

Applicants must demonstrate a successful history of working directly with public school districts and schools statewide in at least one of the two purpose areas listed below:

  1. Identify homeless children and youth through outreach and reengagement strategies statewide, and provide wraparound services to reduce barriers to students attending and participating fully in school activities.
  2. Direct distribution of emergency assistance and support to students and their families experiencing homelessness throughout the state of Colorado to reduce barriers to students attending school and participating fully in school activities.

Allowable Use of Funds can be found at


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) are eligible to apply for this 2-year grant. The term Community-Based Organization means: A nonprofit organization of demonstrated effectiveness that:
- Is representative of a community (i.e., the state of Colorado); and
- provides educational or related services to individuals in the community.

Applicants must collaborate with other public and/or private agencies, including LEAs/BOCES, to create programs as comprehensive and high quality as possible in serving children and youth experiencing homelessness.

Pre-Proposal Conference
An application information webinar will be held on Friday, July 8, 2022, from 9:30 - 10:30 am to learn more about this opportunity and how to apply.

Access the webinar at

Pre-Application Information
If interested in applying for this funding opportunity, complete the Intent to Apply form by Friday, July 22, 2022, 11:59 pm. Although strongly encouraged, completion of the Intent to Apply is not required to submit an application.

Completed applications (including all required elements outlined in the RFA) must be submitted through the online application form by September 30, 2022, by 11:59 pm (deadline extended).

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants
It is anticipated that 2-3 CBOs will be awarded through this competitive funding opportunity.

Estimated Size of Grant
Grants will be made in an amount no less than $300,000 and no more than $750,000 for the performance period listed above.

Term of Contract
Performance period from October 1, 2022 - September 30, 2024.

The Colorado Department of Education anticipates awarding grants for a 24-month performance period.

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