Community Agency Funding

Program Overview

The purpose of this program is to support charitable groups and organizations to directly benefit the health and well being of Cañon City residents and neighborhoods. Available funds will be considered based on following categories:

  • Community Service - providing services to the community regarding various topics to include basic needs, health, and welfare
  • Quality of Life - providing community improvement activities to include arts and culture
  • Youth Education - providing youth programs, youth-focused prevention programs, and supplemental education for youth programs

Eligibility Requirements

The City has established its requirements and expectations to ensure that the programs and projects make an effective, measurable, and positive impact in our community. In the interest of fiscal accountability and program effectiveness, the award process includes the following requirements:

  • Completed Community Agency Funding Request Form
  • Recipients must be a 501c3
  • Percentage of City of Cañon City residents served
  • Financial statements
  • Activity descriptions
  • Goals and objectives
  • Evaluation plan
  • Plan for sustainability
  • Documented reports for reimbursement

Ineligible Requests

  • Salaries
  • Taxes and fees
  • Utility payments
  • Rent/Mortgage payments
  • Building repair
  • Building maintenance

Application Process

  1. Applications and documentation must be submitted to the City Administrator’s office no later than 5:00 PM on September 4, 2020.
    • Please mail or hand-deliver applications to:

      City of Cañon City
      Attn: Tammy Nordyke
      P.O. Box 1460
      128 Main Street
      Cañon City, CO 81215

  2. Applications will be reviewed by the Community Agency Funding Committee for eligibility.
  3. You will be notified of your time to make an oral presentation before the Community Agency Funding Committee. Date to be determined.
  4. Committee submits proposed recommendations to full city council for approval in November 2020.
  5. An award letter will be sent to each successful recipient by December 31, 2020.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Allocation of Funds

The City anticipates an estimated budget of $50,000 for the 2021 agency awards. This may be adjusted depending on economic conditions through the end of the year and the number of submitted applications. If selected, the City Finance Department will set up an account with your agency to allocate funds on a reimbursement basis.

Required Reports

The City will require programmatic and financial status reports on how your agency used its allotted funds BEFORE reimbursements will be awarded. Reports should include:

  • Dates and times
  • Agendas, minutes, newspaper articles, etc.
  • Sign-ins
  • Descriptions and documented Cañon City numbers served
  • Receipts

PLEASE NOTE: Failure to complete and turn in required reports within the twelve-month period can terminate future possibilities for funding. Requests for additional funding after initial allocation will not be considered.


Contact Us

For any questions please contact Tammy Nordyke at (719) 276-5251.