Community Development Block Grants

2020 CDBG Application Period is Open

Applications for 2020 CDBG Funds are now available and will be accepted until 4:30 PM on Friday, November 22, 2019.

Arapahoe County HCDS staff will host two pre-application meetings during the application period to review the CDBG program requirements and application, and review potential projects/applications with interested parties. The pre-application meetings will be held on the following dates:  

  • Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 12:00 PM
  • Monday, October 7, 2019 at 2:00 PM
Meetings are held at 1690 W. Littleton Blvd. in the Oak Conference Room on the second floor.

Please click on the following links to download the 2019 CDBG Application documents, or contact HCDS staff to request copies:

We encourage all applicants to discuss potential projects with HCDS staff prior to completing applications to ensure projects will meet national objectives and local priorities and needs, and are eligible activities permitted by the CDBG program.  A list of eligible activities is provided below for reference.  If you have specific program, project or eligibility questions, please contact Jeremy Fink at, or 303 738-8062, or Liana Escott at, or 303 738-8066.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) entitlement program, which allocates annual grants to Arapahoe County to develop viable communities by providing decent affordable housing, a suitable living environment and expanded economic opportunities, principally for low-and moderate-income residents.

The annual grant amount received by the County is determined by HUD and is based on population size and the number of low-and moderate-income residents.

Eligible applicants may include: non-profit agencies, housing authorities, governmental agencies, quasi-governmental agencies, and in some cases for-profit businesses, that provide services to low and moderate income residents.

Each application must meet a National Objective (serving low to moderate income residents), as well as specific priorities, goals and objectives identified in the Arapahoe County 2014-2018 Consolidated Plan.

The CDBG program is limited to spending 15% of the grant on public service projects, with the balance allocated to public facility and infrastructure projects. We encourage applicants to consider the restriction on public service expenditures when completing applications and funding requests, being that this amounts to roughly $200,000 that is available to public services for the entire county, excluding Aurora (Aurora is a separate entitlement community).

Eligible Activities

A complete list of eligible CDBG activities.

CDBG funded projects must meet one of three national objectives:
  1. Benefit low-and moderate-income residents, or
  2. Prevent or eliminate slums and blight, or
  3. Meet an urgent need.
In addition, each CDBG funded project must meet specific eligibility criteria set by HUD, as well as address local priorities and goals identified in the 2014-2018 Community Development Consolidated Plan.

Income Requirements

Each CDBG project must serve a population that meets the following Income Limits.

Funded Projects

Past and current projects can be reviewed by selecting the appropriate report/link under Plans and Reports.

Fair Housing

Arapahoe County is strongly committed to affirmatively furthering fair housing through CDBG funded projects.