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Community Development Block Grants
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 501c3 organizations 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 2023 CDBG Application Period is Now Open
Applications for 2023 CDBG Funds will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, 2023.
A virtual pre-application meeting with Arapahoe County staff is highly recommended to ensure the proposed project is consistent with CDBG program requirements and community priorities and goals.
Please contact Jeremy Fink at firstname.lastname@example.org or Liana Escott email@example.com to schedule a pre-application meeting.
Please click on the links below for the application materials:
2023 CDBG Application Instructions
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 2020-2024 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).
Applicants are encouraged to discuss any potential project before applying to ensure it meets national objectives and local priorities and is an eligible activity permitted by the CDBG program. Contact Jeremy Fink at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303 738-8062, or Liana Escott at email@example.com or 303 738-8066.
Funded projects must meet one of three national objectives:
- Benefit low-and moderate-income residents, or
- Prevent or eliminate slums and blight, or
- 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 2020-2024 Community Development Consolidated Plan.
Each CDBG project must serve a population that meets the following Income Limits.
Past and current projects can be reviewed by selecting the appropriate report/link under Plans and Reports.
Arapahoe County is committed to affirmatively furthering fair housing through CDBG funded projects.