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Residents Invited to Comment on the 2014 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Annual Action Plan and Citizen Participation Plan
Residents are invited to comment on the 2014 CDBG Annual Action Plan and updates to the Citizen Participation Plan. Residents can provide feedback during the public comment period or attend the public hearing. The public comment period will run until December 16, 2013 at 5:00 pm. See below for more information.
The City of Thornton receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds each year to use for programs that assist low- to moderate-income residents.
What is CDBG?
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a federally funded program through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The program allows eligible government agencies to fund housing and community development projects that benefit low- to moderate-income citizens. Projects may be completed by the City or through partnerships with nonprofits and housing service providers. Thornton has been receiving these funds since 1986 and new CDBG projects are approved each fall by City Council.
Residents Play a Role in CDBG
Public participation in the CDBG process is highly encouraged. Residents are welcome to provide written feedback on proposed projects, plans and reports. The City will hold a 30-day public comment period before new projects are considered for funding or plans/reports are presented at a City Council meeting.
The next City Council action is the December 17th Public Hearing for the 2014 Annual Action Plan at 7:00 pm. The public comment period runs from November 15 - December 16, 2013 at 5:00 pm. To view the Annual Action Plan, including proposed projects and updates to the Citizen Participation Plan visit the CDBG Housing Library
To provide written feedback, residents can email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax comments to 303-538-7518. Residents are also encouraged to attend the Public Hearings when the item is being presented and can provide comments by signing up on the register before the meeting. All City Council meetings are conducted at Thornton City Hall located at 9500 Civic Center Drive.
The City Hall is accessible to people with disabilities. If you are planning to attend the public meeting and require special assistance, please notify the City’s Human Resources Division at 303-538-7245 at least one day in advance to the meeting. TDD access available through Colorado Relay at 711.
Examples of Previous Projects
The City receives approximately $500,000 each year to fund projects. All projects must serve low-to-moderate income residents or take place in a low income neighborhood. Nonprofit organizations and government agencies with potential projects are eligible to apply for the funding. We encourage organizations to contact Neighborhood Services staff to discuss project ideas and learn what will apply to specific projects.
CDBG Plans and Documents
HUD requires the City to submit a variety of documents in order to receive funding. These vary from strategic plans that outline how the funds will be spent to the public participation process. To view these documents, visit the CDBG Housing Library.