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Human Services and Community Development Block Grant

The 2020 Human Services and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funding Application Period is now open through September 13, 2019. 

Please note: The City invites all interested parties to provide comments on City housing and community development needs including priority non-housing community development needs; use of 2020 CDBG; or past program performance; and/or to make comments regarding use of 2020 funding from the Human Services Funding Pool at a public hearing beginning at 6:15 p.m., Sept. 16, 2019 at Arvada City Hall (8101 Ralston Rd., Council Chambers).

Grant Overview

The City of Arvada Human Services and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program (funded through the  US Department of Housing & Urban Development) is designed to help meet the needs of disadvantaged and at-risk citizens and neighborhoods by awarding funding to non-profits who provide services to the most vulnerable in our community.

Each year the City of Arvada Human Services Advisory Committee awards grant funding to non-profit organizations who meet the funding criteria.

Funding Eligibility

The organization applying for funding must have non-profit 501 (C) (3) or 509 (A) tax exempt status.

                                                                                         AND

  • A majority (51% or greater) of the beneficiaries receiving assistance from the project or program proposed for funding must be low or moderate income (LMI) persons or households.

                                                                                      AND/OR

  • The persons or households receiving assistance from the project or program are generally presumed to be principally LMI persons or households. This presumption covers abused children, battered spouses, elderly persons, severely disabled adults, homeless persons, illiterate adults, persons living with AIDS and migrant farm workers.

*Note: A low- and moderate- (L/M) income person or household is where the total income of a person or all members of a household is equal to or less than the current Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Assistance Program low-income limit established by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

As a general guide that low income limit would be $52,000 for a single person or single person household or $74,250 for a four person household.

When to Apply

The application period for 2020 grant funding is open from August 23 through September 13, 2019.

How to Apply

The grant application is available online for electronic submittal

 Grant Application Form 

 

Examples of Previous Grant Awards

  • Audio Information Network for audio information services for blind and print disabled;
  • CASA of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties for court appointed special advocate services;
  • Carin' Clinic for the Arvada Health Project for children;
  • Hands of the Carpenter to assist families in need of vehicle-related services;
  • Family Tree, Inc. for crisis hotline services;

View the complete list of 2018 grant awards

About the Program

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, funded through the US Department of Housing & Urban Development, is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Community Development Block Grant is designed to help meet the needs of disadvantaged and at-risk citizens and neighborhoods.

The Community Development Block Grant program works to ensure decent affordable housing, to provide services to the most vulnerable in our communities, and to create jobs through the expansion and retention of businesses. Community Development Block Grant is an important tool for helping local governments tackle serious challenges facing their communities.

2018 - 2019 CDBGs were allocated by the Arvada City Council in November 2018

Annual Reports and Plans

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Reporting (CAPER) 2018

City of Arvada Annual Action Plan 2019

Executive Summary of the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

 

For more information about the Community Development Block Grant please visit HUD.GOV CDGB

Contact Information

  •  Main Telephone Number: 720-898-7494
  •  Fax Number: 720-898-7490
  •  Street Address: 8001 Ralston Road, Arvada, CO 80002