News and Updates
The City of Thornton is currently taking public comments regarding the 2013 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). To view the CAPER Click Here. The public comment period will run until May 12, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. See below for more information on the CAPER and the public comment process.
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 public comment period for the upcoming City Council Action is as follows:
The public comment period for the May 13, 2014 public hearing for the CAPER runs from April 10 - May 12, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. To view the CAPER, visit the CDBG Housing Library
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 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.
The next City Council action will be the May 13th public hearing for the 2013 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) at 7:00 p.m. Visit the City Council webpage to view the City Council schedule and packet.
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.