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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Commerce City has qualified to receive federal funding for community development projects from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the CDBG program. CDBG helps develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities – principally to low or moderate-income residents.

 Examples of eligible projects include: improving public facilities, infrastructure (e.g. sidewalks, sewers, drainage), housing, neighborhood revitalization, job training, small business assistance, youth and senior programs, and home improvements, just to name a few.

Program Background
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

Commerce City previously received CDBG funding for specific projects through Adams County, but is now a direct entitlement community receiving its own annual allotment of funding. 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.

Consolidated Plan

The city’s first Five-Year Consolidated Plan provides a framework, program goals and general strategies for the city’s CDBG-funded projects into 2021, while the Annual Action Plan offers details about the specific projects planned for the coming program year. Nearly 300 residents from various populations, organizations and viewpoints provided feedback during the public engagement process to help steer the development of these initial plans.

Public Review of Draft Documents
The City of Commerce City is soliciting comments on its draft 2016-2021 Consolidated Plan and 2016 Annual Action Plan (which commences on October 1, 2016 and ends on September 30, 2017), and its draft Citizen Participation Plan.

Public Comment Period

Drafts of these documents are available for public examination and comment from July 1 to August 1, 2016. After the close of this one-month Public Comment Period on August 1, 2016, Commerce City will move forward with the formal approvals needed for these documents.

Public Hearings
A Public Hearing will be held at which the city’s Community Development Department will present information on the draft plans and receive comments from the public regarding the drafts before City Council adopts the documents. This hearing will be held during the City Council meeting on Monday, August 1.

City Council Regular Meeting
Monday, August 1, 2016
6:00 PM
Commerce City Civic Center
7887 E. 60th Avenue
Commerce City, CO 80022

Written Comments

The City will receive written comments until 5:00 p.m. local time on August 1, 2016. Comments regarding the Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan, or the Citizen Participation Plan may be emailed to . Alternatively, written comments may be mailed or physically delivered to Commerce City Community Development Department, Attn: CDBG Comments, 7887 E. 60th Avenue, Commerce City, CO 80022.

More Information
Accommodations for disabled persons may be made with prior notice by calling the Planning Division at 303.289.3772.  Para información en Español llame al 303.227.8818.