Community Development Block Grants
2018 Annual Action Plan
The 2018 Annual Action Plan Draft is available for public comment beginning Monday, February 12, 2018 through Friday, March 16, 2018. The plan is also available for review by request made to Arapahoe County Housing and Community Development Services.
Click here for the Plans/Report page.Please click on the following links to download the 2018 CDBG Application documents or contact HCDS staff to request copies:
We encourage all applicants to discuss potential projects with HCDS staff before 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. If you have specific program, project or eligibility questions please contact Jeremy Fink or Liana Escott or call 303-738-8040.
Community Development Block Grant 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.
The purpose of the CDBG program is the development of viable communities by providing decent affordable housing, suitable living environments, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate income residents of Arapahoe County.
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).
A complete list of eligible CDBG activities.
CDBG 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.
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 strongly committed to affirmatively furthering fair housing through CDBG funded projects.