Community Development Block Grants

The 2021 CDBG Application period is now open, beginning September 1, 2020.

Applications for 2021 CDBG funds will be accepted until 4:30 PM on Friday, November 20, 2020.

Arapahoe County HCDS staff will now require a virtual pre-application meeting with each applicant to review the CDBG program requirements, application and expectations, as well as review proposed projects/applications.

Please contact Courtney Carrick at to schedule your 30 minute pre-application meeting with CDBG staff before September 30, 2020.

2021 CDGB General Information

2021 CDBG Application Instructions

2021 CDBG Application

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

We encourage all applicants to discuss potential projects with Housing and Community Development staff before applying for funding to ensure projects meet national objectives and local priorities and are eligible activities permitted by the CDBG program. Please contact Jeremy Fink at, or 303 738-8062, or Liana Escott at, or 303 738-8066 to discuss eligibility and application. 


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 committed to affirmatively furthering fair housing through CDBG funded projects.