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Strong Communities Infrastructure Grant Program

The Strong Communities Infrastructure Grant Program provides grants to local governments for infrastructure to develop community benefit-driven infill affordable housing that meets critical housing needs as identified by the local government. Colorado counties and municipalities can apply for funds to support affordable housing development located in or adjacent to downtowns, municipal core business districts, transit oriented development areas, or where onsite child care is offered.

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Infrastructure grants provide funding for infill infrastructure projects that support affordable housing and are within or adjacent to a downtown area, core business district, transit oriented development, or include onsite early childhood care and educational services. These grants have a suggested maximum of $4 million with a match of 20%.

Estimated Program Timeline

  • Letter of Interest open July 5 and closes August 18
  • Preapplication reviews August - October
  • Notice of Funding Availability is open December 27 through February 2 for select communities
  • Award decisions in late February/early March 2024
  • Funds available in late Spring 2024

Resources

Review the documents below for additional information.

Who Should Apply

Eligible entities include municipalities, counties, and city/counties. Awards cannot be made directly to housing authorities or regional governments, but partnerships are encouraged where appropriate.

The Strong Communities Infrastructure Grant Program is currently closed to new applicants.

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Program Contacts

Lisa Loranger
Program Manager
303.565.6200
lisa.loranger@state.co.us

Moira Blake
Program Assistant
720.417.5696  
moira.blake@state.co.us

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