Community Development implements programs and projects that strengthen families and neighborhoods by partnering with human service agencies.
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Each year, the City of Denton receives federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for community development, housing, and public services for low and moderate-income persons. The City of Denton needs your help to determine how these federal funds should be spent in Denton. This year we are accepting community feedback through an online survey. See below for details!
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NOTICE OF FUNDING: Nonprofit Capacity Support & Behavioral Healthcare Services
Applications are open from Oct. 4 through Oct. 29.
The American Rescue Plan (ARP), enacted March 11, 2021, provided $1.9 trillion of pandemic relief funding and made $350 billion available in state and local government financial assistance. July 27, 2021, Denton City Council approved the following one-time ARP grant funding based on feedback from the community and recommendations of City staff: $550,000 for Nonprofit Capacity Support and $895,000 for Behavioral Healthcare Services.
Nonprofit Capacity Support Grant
Eligible applicants should demonstrate how/what services they provided pre-pandemic and how COVID-19 impacted their services/programming. Applicants should also demonstrate how they plan to sustain operations and programming after grant funding has been expended. Priority will be given to Human Service programs that demonstrate an direct impact to their organization's programming due to COVID-19. Additional eligibility details and requirements are included in the application.
Behavioral Healthcare Services Grant
Eligible applicants should demonstrate how their proposal will increase access to services for City of Denton residents in at least one of three priority areas: youth mental health services, adult mental health services and substance use treatment services. Applicants should also demonstrate how their proposal will increase access to services for underinsured and/or uninsured individuals and families. Nonprofit (501c3) or for-profit service providers may apply. Priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate an ability to provide dual diagnosis treatment for people with mental health and substance use treatment needs. Additional eligibility details and requirements are included in the application.
Eligible organizations can apply by Oct. 29 at 11:59 p.m. using the links below:
City of Denton ARP Nonprofit Capacity Support Grant Application
City of Denton ARP Behavioral Health Services Grant Application
Services we provide
First-time home buyers, home owners with home repair needs and renters in need of rental assistance may find resources to help. Housing Programs managed by Community Development include:
The City works with several partners who provide housing assistance services:
How We Help
The City of Denton is committed to improving the lives of our residents. By leveraging local, state and federal funding, the Community Development division provides support to human service programs, public facility projects and housing projects serving low-to-moderate-income City of Denton residents.
The City of Denton will provide $1,516,855 of financial assistance in 2020-2021 to support various human service projects in Denton County. The direct financial support to each of the local human service agencies will aid in the stability of their assistance programs.
Click here for a breakdown of the financial assistance provided to support human services.
The City of Denton utilizes Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Program funding to revitalize neighborhoods and provide safe, stable housing in low-to-moderate-income areas in the city limits of Denton. In the 2020-2021 program year, the City of Denton will provide $1,308,914 in financial assistance to support facility improvements and affordable housing projects that serve low-income households. Click here for a breakdown of the financial assistance provided to support housing and public facility improvements.
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