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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
H.U.D.Commerce 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 public input period for potential projects to include in the next Annual Action Plan has concluded. All project ideas received will be thoroughly reviewed and considered. Selected projects will be written into the 2017 Annual Action Plan, which will be available for public comment by June 16 — prior to adoption by city council and submittal to HUD.

A public hearing on the 2017 Annual Action Plan will be held at the July 17 city council meeting.

Share Your Ideas
Submit 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 2017
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
  • Program administration

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 BackgroundCDBG
Dating 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.
Cheryl Steinberg
CDBG Coordinator
Ph: 303-289-8168
Email


What is CDBG?:
Watch these videos to learn more:

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in 3 minutes
A simple story that explains how CDBG funding works.

The Role of the CDBG Program in Creating a Viable Community
CDBG, a flexible tool that helps grantees improve communities.