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.

Annual CDBG performance report

Residents are invited to comment on the city's 2017 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). The CAPER reports progress on the city's federally-funded activities between Oct. 1, 2017 and Sept. 30, 2018 from the 2016 and 2017 CDBG program years. A draft of the 2017 CAPER is available for public review and comment until 5 p.m. December 17. To review the CAPER, follow the link below:

2017 CAPER - complete draft

2017 Commerce City CDBG Financial Report

The 2017 CAPER draft is available in person at the Community Development Department on the first floor of the Commerce City Civic Center, 7887 E. 60th Ave. Residents, businesses, service organizations and other stakeholders are invited to provide questions, ideas, and comments on the CAPER as follows:

1. Provide written comments during the formal comment period ending at 5 p.m. Dec. 17, 2018.  Written feedback can be submitted to: 

CDBG Coordinator 
7887 E. 60th Avenue 
Commerce City, CO 80022

2. Attend the December 17 city council meeting and sign up to provide verbal comments during the public hearing on the 2017 CAPER. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. at the Commerce City Civic Center; 7887 E. 60th Avenue. 

The city's council chambers are accessible to people with physical disabilities. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact Cheryl Steinberg at 303-289-8168 or Ten days advance notice will allow us to provide seamless access.  Para información en Español llame al 303.227.8818.

Planning for Future Projects

The city’s 2018 CDBG Annual Action Plan (AAP) was approved by city council on July 2, 2018 and has been submitted to HUD for approval. Following a thorough review of all submitted project applications and public comments, the final 2018 AAP was completed to outline funding priorities and projects to be completed mostly in 2019. These projects are intended to meet the community needs outlined in the city’s five-year Consolidated Plan.

Complete 2018 Annual Action Plan

 2018 CDBG AAP Project Estimated Amount 
Minor Home Repair Program  $155,655
Small Business Resource Center – Staff & Building       $72,460
Arapahoe County Weatherization (also serves Adams County residents)  $70,000
Brothers Redevelopment – Paint-a-Thon  $25,000
Domestic Violence Victim Support Program  $25,000
Access Housing - Increased Staffing  $21,840
CDBG Program Administration & Planning $92,489
2018 CDBG Estimated Total  $462,444

Share Your Ideas

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

Applying for CDBG funds

Nonprofit organizations and government agencies can apply for a portion of the city's CDBG funding each year for projects and 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 2019 applications is March 13, 2019.

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

 2017 CDBG AAP Project Estimated Amount 
Sidewalk Construction & Repair (historic city)  $123,630
Home Repair Program  $101,121
Local Bus Stop Improvements (historic city)  $50,000
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*

View the full 2017 Annual Action Plan

Five-Year Plan and Other Previous Plans

The city’s five-year Consolidated Plan provides a framework, program goals and strategies for CDBG-funded projects into 2021. The city also submits an Annual Action Plan for each program year containing more detail about specific projects to be funded. 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 the initial plans for the city's CDBG program.

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.