News and Updates
The City's 2013 Community Development Block Grant funding amount will be announced in the summer. Information on the 2014 Community Development Block Grant applications will be available in August.
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 through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The program allows eligible government agencies to provide housing related services and complete housing related projects that target low-to-moderate income citizens 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.
The City receives approximately $400,000 to $500,000 each year to fund projects. Since 2010, the following activities have been funded: Public Services (homeless service providers, senior services); Public Facility improvements (medical and dental facilities); Housing Rehabilitation (single-family and multi-family); and Streetscape Improvements.
Residents Play a Role in CDBG
Public participation in the CDBG process is highly encouraged. Residents are welcome to provide feedback at anytime by contacting City staff. Residents also have the opportunity to provide specific written comments on proposed projects and end of year reports during the 30-day public comment period before a public hearing.
Residents can provide feedback to City staff during these timeframes via e-mail to email@example.com or by calling 303-538-7600. Residents are also encouraged to attend the Public Hearings and can provide comments by signing up on the register before the meeting. Public hearings are conducted at Thornton City Hall located at 9500 Civic Center Drive.
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.