Official HUD sealCommerce City receives federal funding for community projects that benefit low- and moderate-income residents through the CDBG program, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). CDBG aims to help provide decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities for Commerce City residents.

Planning for Future Projects

The city is currently seeking ideas and funding applications for projects/programs to include in the city's 2018 Annual Action Plan. The plan will be submitted to HUD later this year and, if approved, would provide CDBG funding for projects in the 2018-2019 plan year.

Share Your Ideas

Submit a project suggestion form online or via the PDF document to share your input about projects for future consideration.

We are hosting two public meetings to collect input on future projects and programs to fund through the CDBG program. Both meetings will be conducted in English and Spanish.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 7 - Project ideas to be considered
    6 - 7:30 p.m.
    Our Lady Mother of the Church (School Room #4)
    6690 E. 72nd Ave.
  • Wednesday, April  4 - Projects for proposed final plan
    (rescheduled from Thursday, 3/29)

    6 - 7:30 p.m.
    Eagle Pointe Recreation Center (Multipurpose Room A)
    6060 E. Parkway Dr.

    For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation for a physical disability, please contact Cheryl Steinberg at 303-289-8168 or Para información en Español llame al 303-227-8818.

Applying for CDBG funds

Nonprofit organizations and government agencies can apply for a portion of the city's CDBG funding for project/programs that meet federal grant regulations, serve Commerce City residents and meet a need identified in the city's 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan. 

The deadline for 2018 applications was Wednesday, March 14.

2018 CDBG project application

The city accepts CDBG funding applications annually starting in January. Applications must be completed in their entirety with all required supporting documentation in order to be considered. (Note: the application is lengthy and will require time and preparation to complete).

Contact Cheryl Steinberg ( or 303-289-8168) early in your application process for to ask questions and determine the eligibility of your project.

Examples of possible CDBG-funded projects:

  • Job training
  • Small business assistance
  • Neighborhood revitalization
  • Building demolition and clearance
  • Home repairs and weatherization
  • Home accessibility
  • Crime prevention and victim services
  • Homelessness prevention
  • Meals for the vulnerable
  • Summer youth activities
  • Senior programs
  • Bus stop improvements
  • Neighborhood cleanup programs

2017 Annual Action Plan

The Annual Action Plan describes community needs, funding priorities, and projects to be funded for each year of the city’s five-year Consolidated Plan. After a thorough review of all public input and project proposals, city staff has recommended funding the following projects for the 2017-2018 plan year:

 2017 CDBG AAP Project Estimated Amount 
 Sidewalk Construction & Repair (Historic City)  $123,630
 Local Bus Stop Improvements (Historic City)  $50,000
 Home Repair Program  $101,121
 Domestic Violence Victim Support  $36,951
 Resident Resource Directory  $10,000
 Recreation Activity Scholarships  $7,000
 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing  $4,000
 CDBG Program Administration & Planning $83,175
 2017 CDBG Total  $415,877*

*This 2017 funding amount is not reflected in the draft 2017 Annual Action Plan (below), which still includes projected funding amounts from earlier in the process.

View the full 2017-2018 Draft Annual Action Plan

The city has also amended the 2016-2017 Annual Action Plan with the following changes:

  • Updated locations for new sidewalk construction

  • Allowing sidewalk repairs in the core city to be funded in addition to new sidewalk construction

Review the Amended 2016-2017 Annual Action Plan Draft

Projects Being Completed in 2018

The following projects will be completed using $386,340 in CDBG funds received by the city for the 2016-17 program year:
  • Sidewalk construction — various locations around the historic city
  • Bus stop improvements — multiple RTD bus stops in neighborhoods south of E. 96th Avenue

Consolidated Plan

The city’s five-year Consolidated Plan provides a framework, program goals and strategies for CDBG-funded projects into 2021. The 2016 Annual Action Plan offers details about the specific projects planned for the coming program year. The Citizen Participation Plan provides the framework and process for the required HUD planning process. Nearly 300 residents from various demographics, organizations and viewpoints provided feedback during the 2016 public engagement process to help steer the development of these plans.

Program Background

CDBG 40 year anniversary logoDating back to 1974, CDBG is one of the longest-running community development programs administered by HUD. This flexible program provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique needs serving at least one of three objectives: 
  1. Benefit low and moderate income persons
  2. Prevent/eliminate slums or blight
  3. Meet an urgent need to eliminate a threat to health and welfare
HUD determines the amount of each grant using a formula comprised of several measures of community need, including the extent of poverty, population, housing overcrowding, age of housing, and population growth lag in relationship to other metropolitan areas.

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Fair Housing and Discrimination

If you feel you have been a victim of housing discrimination, a number of agencies are available to help you. This list of resources can help you learn more about the law, understand your rights and/or file a fair housing complaint.