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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
H.U.D.Commerce City receives federal funding for various 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 helps develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanded economic opportunities for residents.

2018 Projects
The city is currently seeking public feedback on projects to complete next year with CDBG funds. Future projects need to serve one of the goals already included in the city’s HUD-approved 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan and will be considered for the final 2017-2018 Annual Action Plan.

We Want to Hear From You!
Submit a project suggestion with the online form, the PDF document, or attend a public meeting to share your input about projects for next year.

Public Meeting:
May 2, 6-8 p.m.   
Commerce City Recreation Center, Craft Room (6060 E. Parkway Dr.)
English and Spanish resources available

Future Projects Could Include:

  • Improving accessibility to buildings
  • Drainage improvements
  • Job training programs
  • Small business assistance
  • Youth and/or senior programs
  • Crime prevention
  • Minor home repairs or weatherization

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.

Examples of eligible projects include: improving public facilities and infrastructure (e.g. sidewalks, streets, drainage), housing development, home improvements, neighborhood revitalization, job training, small business assistance, youth and senior programs and other public service programs, just to name a few.
Cheryl Steinberg
CDBG Coordinator
Ph: 303-289-8168

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.