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Human Services and Community Development Block Grant

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 had 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 have been low or moderate income (LMI) persons or households.

                                                                                      AND/OR

  • The persons or households receiving assistance from the project or program must have been 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.

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

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING INVITING PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT REGARDING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CITIZEN PARTICIPATION PLAN AND SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT TO THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) 2020 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT CORONAVIRUS (CDBG-CV)

The City of Arvada is proposing to amend its 2020 CDBG Annual Action Plan to make available CDBG-CV funding under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the pandemic.

This publication will commence a five-day public comment period for the Amendments. A copy of the amendment will be available for public review starting December 17, 2020 through December 23, 2020. The document includes the proposed activities, resources and expenditures for the CDBG program. The document must be prepared according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations.

The City invites public review and comment of the City’s Citizen Participation Plan Amendment and the 2020 CDBG Annual Action Plan Substantial Amendment. The documents are available for review at the City of Arvada website at https://arvada.org/residents/city-neighborhoods/cdgb-funds-at-work-in-arvada.

The City invites all citizens and other interested parties who desire to provide comments regarding the amendment to do so at a public hearing:

At 6:15 P.M., January 4, 2021

in City Council Chambers, Arvada Municipal Building,

8101 Ralston Road, Arvada, Colorado.

If you wish to attend the meeting via Zoom, please contact Bruce Roome at broome@arvada.org with the meeting date.

Program information is available by contacting the Housing Preservation and Resources Division, Arvada City Hall, 8001 Ralston Road, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or call 720-898-7494. Information is also available on our website at https://arvada.org/residents/city-neighborhoods/cdgb-funds-at-work-in-arvada

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Please contact Carrie Espinosa at:  caespinosa@arvada.org or call 720-898-7494, between 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., weekdays.

Published:       Arvada Press   December 17, 2020

Annual Reports and Plans

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Reporting (CAPER) 2019

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