Residents invited to provide feedback on CDBG annual report
The city is currently taking public comment on the 2016 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER), which explains activities the city has undertaken from October 1, 2016 to September 20, 2017 with CDBG funding.
View the 2016 CAPER draft document
A draft of the CAPER is also available for review from November 14 through December 8, 2017 at the Commerce City Community Development Department, located on the first floor of the Commerce City Civic Center at 7887 E. 60th Avenue.
Community members are invited to comment on the CAPER as follows:
- Provide written comments during the 15-day period ending on December 8, 2017 at 5 p.m. Written feedback can be submitted to:
7887 E. 60th Avenue
Commerce City, CO 80022
- Attend the public hearing at the December 4 city council meeting starting at 6 p.m. Residents can provide verbal comments during the public hearing by signing up on the register before the meeting. City Council meetings are held at the civic center, 7887 E. 60th Avenue.
Commerce City welcomes people with disabilities. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact Cheryl Steinberg at 303-289-8168 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 10 days advance notice will allow us to provide seamless access. Para información en Español llame al 303-227-8818.
Planning for Future ProjectsThe city has completed drafts of its 2017 Annual Action Plan and an amended version of the 2016 Annual Action Plan, which are currently in the approval process. 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 recently updated 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.
Share Your IdeasSubmit a project suggestion form online or via the PDF document to share your input about projects for future consideration.
Potential CDBG-funded Projects Could Include:
- 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
Projects Being Completed in 2017The 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
- Program administration
Consolidated PlanThe 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 BackgroundDating 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:
- Benefit low and moderate income persons
- Prevent/eliminate slums or blight
- Meet an urgent need to eliminate a threat to health and welfare