Community Development Block Grant

OverviewCDBG 2021 Timeline

Castle Rock meets necessary requirements to be entitled to an allocation of Community Development Block Grant funding provided through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The CDBG entitlement program provides annual grants on a formula basis to states, cities and counties to develop viable urban communities.

In August 2020, Town Council accepted Castle Rock's entitlement status for the federal fiscal year 2021. Funding from this program will be used to benefit low and moderate-income persons in Castle Rock.

Town of Castle Rock entitlement status

Based on staff recommendation, Town Council accepted entitlement status apart from Douglas County for the 2021 program year.

Award amount

The grant allocation period follows the federal fiscal year, making CDBG funds available starting Oct. 1, 2021. Castle Rock's allocation is $230,932.

Purpose

The overall CDBG program goals are to provide decent housing, a suitable living environment and expand economic opportunities, primarily for the benefit of low-to-moderate-income residents of Castle Rock. CDBG funding can be used for the following purposes:

  • Benefit low and moderate-income persons in the community
  • Prevent or eliminate slums or blight
  • Address community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community for which other funding is not available

Community engagement

CDBG grantees must develop and follow the 2021-2025 Consolidated Plan (ConPlan), a detailed plan designed to help the Town assess its affordable housing and community development needs and make data-driven, place-based investment decisions for the CDBG. The plan provides for public participation.

The Citizen Participation Plan sets forth how the Town will encourage citizen participation in the CDBG program and obtain housing and community development input from the community.

Recently, the Town partnered with Douglas County's CDBG program to seek input from Castle Rock residents. Submissions provided as part of that process guided the Town's CDBG program development.

The public will have opportunities to give input at annual meetings and hearings. 

Public comment for the 2021 program year

The Town encourages public participation, especially by persons who will benefit from the stated purpose of the program.

June 18, 2021 to July 19, 2021 - 30-day public comment period for the draft Citizen Participation Plan and draft ConPlan
July 20, 2021, 6 p.m. - Public Hearing and Town Council Meeting. Town Council will consider a resolution adopting the final ConPlan. If approved, the Town will submit the ConPlan to HUD by the August 16 deadline.

View a draft of the Citizen Participation Plan.
View a draft of the 2021-2025 Consolidated Plan.
View public notices for the Town's Citizen Participation Plan and ConPlan.
View public hearing event details at CRgov.com/CouncilMeeting after July 16.

Staff will continue to update this page while working through this process. If you have questions about CDBG, please email us or call 303-660-1359.