The Housing and Community Development Services Division administers the Community Development Block Grant program, which are
entitlement monies received by Arapahoe County through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. These funds help low to moderate income individuals and areas of the County, and are used to build or improve public facilities
and provide needed community services.
CDBG funds may be for a wide variety of allowable projects to provide decent housing, provide a suitable living environment
and expand economic opportunities. Arapahoe County made it a priority in its 2009-2013 Consolidated Plan to use CDBG funds to:
- Improve affordable housing;
- Improve or create public facilities or infrastructure;
- Support economic development; and
- Support public agencies that serve low to moderate-income residents.
Arapahoe County is strongly committed to affirmatively furthering fair housing through projects funded by CDBG funds.
Each project funded by CDBG must meet serve a population that meets the following Income Limits.
How to Apply for Grants
The HCDS Division accepts applications from community organizations to be CDBG sub-grantees in the fourth quarter of each
year. The Division makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners for projects to receive CDBG funds in its annual
Action Plan each spring. The Board of County Commissioners votes to approve the Action Plan. The grant year runs from May
1 to April 30 each year. The HCDS Division hosts information meetings in advance of each grant application cycle. To add your
name to our mailing list to be notified of an upcoming informational session, please call 303-738-8040.
In 2012, Arapahoe County received more than $1.04 million in CDBG grant funds, which were passed along to sub-grantees. See
details of the funded projects in our 2012 Action Plan.