Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Thornton receives Community Development Block Grant funds each year from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to use for housing and community development programs or projects that benefit low- and moderate-income residents. Projects may be completed by the City or through partnerships with nonprofits and housing service providers. Thornton has been receiving these funds since 1986 and new CDBG projects are approved each year by City Council. Neighborhood Services accepts applications for this grant funding each year. If you have a project idea, give us a call at 303-538-7346 or send us an email at  

Request for Public Comments

2019 Annual Action Plan

The City will hold a public comment period from Thursday, May 2, 2019 to Monday, June 3, 2019 at 5 p.m. to evaluate and receive input on projects that are eligible to receive CDBG funding in 2019.  Residents are welcome to provide comments to staff during this period by phone at 303-538-7600 or email at  Also, residents can provide input on the proposed projects at the June 11, 2019 City Council meeting. This meeting will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall, 9500 Civic Center Drive, Thornton, Colorado. City Hall is accessible to people with disabilities.  If you are planning to attend the public meeting and require special assistance, please notify the City's Human Resources Division at 303-538-7245 at least one day in advance of the meeting. 

Projects Eligible for CDBG Funding


Solar Panel Installation- GRID Alternatives

GRID Alternatives installs solar photovoltaic systems on the homes of low and moderate income homeowners to offset electricity costs.

Minor Home Repair Programs- Brothers Redevelopment Inc.

Brothers Redevelopment provides home repairs to eligible low income Thornton homeowners. The Help for Homes program is a grant that assists with up to $4000 in home repairs. The Home Loan Program offers 0% interest loans to homeowners for large or complex home repairs. Loans are up to $12,000, with a 10 year loan repayment period for those who are 61-80% AMI and deferred loan for those with lower AMI.