Migrant Support Grant Application (ARPA Funding)

Program Information

The Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) will fund qualified social service organizations, both nonprofit, governmental or private to provide humanitarian relief. These items would include a form of shelter, food, clothing, health care, navigation, transportation, volunteer and donations management, incident management, and wrap-around supportive services to migrant families and individuals who have recently entered the United States.

Special considerations will be given to qualified Non-Profit organizations with experience working with migrant or immigrant populations.

Grant agreements to qualified providers are not to exceed $1,750,000.00 per entity. This funding is estimated to cover up to 400 migrants for six weeks at a cost of approximately $139/day per person, including infrastructure and wraparound services to move people from shelters into more stable short-term housing and may include some mid-term housing. No costs beyond $139/day per person will be reimbursable. 

These funds are authorized and budgeted through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funds, appropriated and otherwise made available pursuant to C.R.S. § 24-75-226.

Required Program Activities

  1. Housing Assistance Services
    • Provide immediate sheltering options to include costs related to leasing facilities, facility modifications to support sheltering options, additional utility costs, facility repair, additional custodial and security services. Sheltering services must be provided at a minimum of seven days.
  2. Migrant Response Services
    • Essential services may include:
      • Sheltering
      • Feeding operations
      • Providing clothing
      • Health care
      • Navigation (case management)
      • Transportation
      • Volunteer and donations management
      • Incident management
      • Wrap-around supportive services
  3. Program Administration
    • Verify immigration status for individuals receiving assistance.
    • Daily logs/count of individuals staying at the shelter.
    • Weekly summary update to state grants manager regarding all activities.
    • Migrant support activities that are currently fully funded through other grants or sources specific to this response/mission.

Applicant Scoring

The scoring guidance was updated on February 3, 2023.  

With the decrease in the number of migrants coming to Denver on a daily basis, the scoring criteria have changed for this award. The new focus of this award is integration services. Applicants that can provide services for helping migrants get out of emergency sheltering and into transitional or permanent housing will score more highly on the award. The current award is only available for a period of performance through March 31, 2023. All costs proposed must be expended by that date or they are not eligible for reimbursement under this award. 

Applicants should submit supplemental information to the application form below that demonstrates the following:

  • Itemized budget
  • Narrative description of how your organization plans to move migrants out of emergency shelters and into other housing
  • Description of the type of housing that will be provided 
  • Description of any other services you can provide and are in your budget that will help migrants integrate
  • Number of migrants that you estimate can be served with the proposed funding 

How To Apply

  1. Complete the application below.
  2. Provide a recently signed W-9.
  3. Send all documents by email to CDPS_SEOCFinance@state.co.us

Application Period 

The application period was closed on January 19, 2023. All funds have been allocated. 

Download and Edit the Migrant Support Grant Application