The Department of Local Affairs administers the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program for non-entitlement municipalities and counties to carry out community development activities.
Who Should Apply
The Division of Local Government (DLG) oversees Public Facilities. Eligible uses of funds include acquisition, design/engineering, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation or installation of public improvements or public facilities. Examples of projects include sewer and water systems, commercial streetscape improvements, community centers, food banks, shelters, health clinics etc.
The funds must be used for activities that either benefit low- and moderate-income persons, or prevent or eliminate slums or blight.
Entities eligible to apply for grants are limited to units of local governments, including counties. These entities may apply on behalf of nonprofits.
The Application Process
All applications must be submitted using the online grants portal to be considered for an award (See Manage Grants "button" below). If you do not yet have an account you will need to create one, there is a prompt on the log in page. Log into the system and complete each section of the application. You will be able to save and close a completed page of your online application and return to complete it at a later time. Certain questions will require the upload of a document. All documents needing to be uploaded are labeled and available below.
The application deadline for 2023 CDBG funding consideration was Friday, February 17, 2023.
If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact your Regional Manager.
Reporting & Planning
All of the reporting is found in the CAPER Annual Performance and Evaluation Report, all planning is found in the Consolidated Plan. Both are maintained by the Division of Housing.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Guidebook
This guidebook has been developed by the State of Colorado to assist local governments and subgrantees in the implementation and administration of local public facility, housing, and economic development projects undertaken through funding from the State administered Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.