About the plan
The Annual Action Plan (AAP) guides the use of grant funds that the Community Development Division receives for the coming program year. The plan is the result of consulting with various stakeholders, including agencies responsible for carrying out eligible projects and activities, local government representatives, interested community members, and advocacy groups for disadvantaged populations such as the disabled, individuals and families experiencing homelessness, and low-income seniors. The AAP lays out specific strategies that the City and its partners will employ to meet the community's priority needs.
What is the Annual Action Plan?
Residents invited to virtual events to discuss priorities for 2023 federal grant funds
The City typically receives about $5 million per year to support affordable housing, homelessness prevention, economic development, non-profit assistance and neighborhood improvements for low-income populations. The City has received additional funds to address the pandemic-related impacts on these needs, as well. While the 2023 total grant amount has yet to be determined, the City is preparing its 2023 Annual Action Plan, which outlines how we will strategically invest these funds to support high-poverty neighborhoods and vulnerable populations. The annual funds come through three programs: the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program. Additional relief funds have been made available by the CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan Act.
The City’s Community Development Division manages these funds and awards them to local agencies, nonprofits, and developers to accomplish our shared goals of helping low-income households. The Community Development staff invites the public to learn about the impact of the funds as well as share their views on affordable housing and community development priorities to help ensure the Annual Action Plan is responsive to the needs of our community. The City also wants to hear how residents’ needs and priorities may have changed this year.
How to Participate
- Subscribe to our newsletter CDD Newsletter Archive & Sign Up
- Read and comment on the the draft plan during the 30 day public comment period Dec. 12, 2022-Jan 11, 2023.
- Public Hearing on Jan. 4, 2023
Attend in person: City Administration Building Room 102
30 S. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Attend virtually: Register or get link and dial-in number to join without registration at https://bit.ly/RegisterCOS-draft23AAP
Attendance is free and language interpreters will be provided by request at no cost to the requestor. To request an interpreter for the meeting, please call (719) 385-5859 or email firstname.lastname@example.org at least 48 hours before the start time
- Watch the City Council hearings Jan. 23 and Feb. 14, 2023