Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

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 primarily low to moderate income persons; assist in prevention or elimination of 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 2024 CDBG funding is closed.

Citizen Participation Plan

Public Hearing Template

Project Budget

Financial Information

Environmental Worksheet

If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact your Regional Manager.

Manage Grant

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.

View the Guidebook


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