News and Updates
2015-2019 Consolidated Plan Approved by City Council
City Council approved the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan which includes the 2015 Annual Action Plan at a public hearing held on February 24, 2015. The city will submit the plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for final approval. Click here to view the plan and a summary of the projects to be funded in 2015.
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 and 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 year by City Council.
How can Residents Participate?
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.
To provide written feedback, residents can email comments to email@example.com 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 meeting are conducted at the 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 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 and 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 their agency needs and learn what the process is for requesting CDBG funds to address those needs.