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:

  • 501c3
  • Activity descriptions
  • Application worksheet
  • Documented reports for reimbursement
  • Evaluation plan
  • Financial reports (revenue and expense)
  • Goals and objectives
  • Plan for sustainability

Ineligible Requests

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

Application Process

  1. Applications and documentation must be submitted to the City Administrator’s office no later than 5 pm on September 6, 2019.
    • Please mail or hand deliver applications to:

      Tammy Nordyke, Finance Department
      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 2019.
  5. An award letter will be sent to each successful recipient with a schedule for your allocation of funds and quarterly reports for the year 2020.

Applications and financial forms received after the deadline will not be considered.

Allocation of Funds

The City anticipates an estimated budget of $50,000 for the 2020 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 their allotted funds before reimbursements will be awarded. Reports should include:

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

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.