Grants & Programs
Community Development fosters sustainable, inclusive communities through collaboration with partners to reduce poverty and enhance economic development by providing access to housing and social services resulting in self-sufficiency for its most vulnerable populations.
Community Development Block Grant Program - CDBG
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs.
The 2019 CDBG funding application process is closed. Jefferson County elected to target the 2019 CDBG funds to the development of decent, safe and affordable housing, and contribute to the development of sustainable communities by preserving existing housing stock or promoting affordable rental or home ownership opportunities for Low-Moderate Income (LMI) families. Please see below for more information.
Community Services Block Grant Program - CSBG
The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) provides funds to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty in communities.
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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)
Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)
The priority of this program is housing, economic development and infrastructure for low-income communities. Partners include private-sector businesses, local planning and zoning offices, economic development offices, and nonprofit organizations. Jefferson County receives an annual funding allocation from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. These funds are to be used to develop viable communities by promoting integrated approaches that provide decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expand economic opportunities for low and moderate income (LMI) persons.
Jefferson County has elected to target the 2018 CDBG funds to the development of decent, safe and affordable housing, and contribute to the development of sustainable communities by preserving existing housing stock or promoting affordable rental or homeownership opportunities for LMI families.
To learn more about CDBG please review HUD's website.
CDBG Application Process
2018 CDBG applications are currently being reviewed by the Community Development Advisory Board (CDAB).
Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)
Priority is employment, housing services, and emergency services to help individuals reach self-sufficiency. Partners include schools, faith-based and nonprofit organizations and employment organizations like government agencies and workforce centers. Jefferson County receives an annual funding allocation from the State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) through the CSBG Program. These funds are to be used to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty in communities and to achieve the following goals:
- Low-income people become more self-sufficient
- The conditions in which low-income people live are improved
- Low-income people own a stake in their community
- Partnerships among supporters and providers of services to low-income people are achieved
- Agencies increase their capacity to achieve results
- Low-income people, especially vulnerable populations, achieve their potential by strengthening family and other supportive systems.
To learn more about CSBG, please visit the Colorado Department of Local Affairs website. If you have any questions, call 303-271-8374.
Home Investments Partnership Program (HOME)
The priority of this program is affordable housing and it's partners include faith-based and nonprofit organizations.