Centennial CARES: Residential Care Setting Grants


The City of Centennial is no longer accepting applications for the Residential Care Setting Grant. Applications received prior to closing of the program at 12:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 2 will be reviewed in the order they are received.

If you have questions regarding an existing application, send us an e-mail.

The City has completed the final report identifying the use of Federal CARES Act-Coronavirus Relief Funds. Centennial focused on three main areas of support: Small Business Assistance, Resident Support, City Facilities and Pandemic Response. To learn more view the report here(PDF, 3MB).

The Centennial CARES: Residential Care Settings Grants are intended to help Residential Care Settings (Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, Group Homes, and Intermediate Care Facilities) serving those at high risk for COVID-19 within the City of Centennial. In partnership with Arapahoe County, Centennial’s City Council has directed $750,000 of City funding to be used to support Residential Care Settings in our community.

Residential Care Setting Grants will be provided to eligible applicants for expenses incurred or planned to facilitate compliance with public health orders. A maximum of $1,000/Certified bed, up to a maximum of $30,000,  can be awarded per eligible organization.

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Details on Eligibility & How to Prepare:

Eligibility and Prohibited Use of Funds

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a Group Home, Nursing Home, Assisted Living, or Intermediate Care Facility or other Residential Care Setting within the City of Centennial serving individuals at high risk for COVID-19. High-risk individuals are defined by the Center for Disease Control at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-increased-risk.html
  • Be active and in good standing with the Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE).
  • Be a licensed business in the City of Centennial (Not required for settings with 12 or fewer beds), OR a registered 501(c)3 in good standing with the state of Colorado
  • Have expenses related to COVID-19 that have or will occur between March 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020 and are eligible for under the CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund.
  • Examples include but are not limited to:

- Personal protective equipment (Masks, gloves, disinfectant, cleaning fees, etc.)
- Building and property modifications
- Safety training
- Other services that can be directly tied to COVID-19 response and are eligible under the CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund

  • Applicants managing multiple settings must submit unique applications for each location.
  • Receipt of a grant does not replace any other City licensing or certification process (e.g building permits, liquor licensing, etc).

The following list of organizations are not eligible:

  • Facilities that do not have a current and active license with Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).
  • Nonprofits that are not a 501(c)3

Prohibited uses of funds:

  • Payroll costs not directly related to the following:

- Providing of new services/programs in response to COVID-19
- Increased demand for services due to COVID-19

  • Lost revenue
  • Expenses that have already been paid for with other government grants or funding
  • Other expenses not related to COVID or ineligible under the CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund
  • Charitable contributions
  • Political contributions
  • Expenses that were previously paid for using Federal Small Business Administration (SBA) Payroll Protection Program (PPP) or Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Funds
  • Expenses incurred at settings other than the setting applying for the grant are ineligible. When submitting receipts or invoices from purchases for multiple facilities, please justify the amount spent on the applicant setting.

Process and Information to Prepare for Application


  • Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received.
  • Applicants will receive an email notification once they have successfully completed the application.

Information Required to Complete Application:

  • Centennial business license number

- See an example of a Centennial Business License(PDF, 96KB).
- If you need help locating your business license number call 303-325-8088 or email us at salestax@centennialco.gov.

  • Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN or EIN or typically located on tax returns)
  • Completed W-9 form: (upload document in application)
  • Facility ID or License Number from Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).
  • IRS determination letter indicating 501(c)3 status (if applicable)
  • # of Certified Beds
  • Receipts or invoices for qualifying expenses (upload documents in application)

- See an example of expense reporting cover sheet(XLSX, 11KB)

  • Estimates and description of planned expenses that you are requesting for Advance grant funds (upload documents in application) Note: Organizations receiving Advance grant funds will be required to provide documentation of actual expenditures
  • Applicants will be required to review and accept the Terms and Conditions(PDF, 45KB) of the Centennial CARES Residential Care Setting Grant Program to complete the application.
  • ACH information will be obtained via secure email once grants are approved.