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. The City accepts applications for this grant funding each year. If you have a project idea, give us a call at 720-977-5812 or send us an email at  

Request for Public Comment

Thornton is accepting public comments on the Draft 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020 Annual Action Plan. The 30-day public comment period will run from July 23, 2020 to August 24, 2020. The draft plans can be found here. Comments must be received by no later than 5:00pm on August 24, 2020. Public comments may be submitted via US mail or email to:  

Community Connections

ATTN: Adam Lyons

9471 Dorothy Blvd.

Thornton CO 80229

Residents may also call 720-977-5812 if you would like to schedule a time to speak with a staff member about the Draft Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan.

Notice of Public Hearing

Thornton is holding a public hearing on the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020 Annual Action Plan on August 25, 2020 via a virtual public hearing. To provide testimony during the public hearing, register in advance at

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting and the process for providing testimony. If you wish to participate from a landline phone or cellphone call 669-900-6833 and enter meeting ID 985 4055 7550 at the time of the meeting.

If you have a disability and need reasonable accommodation to attend or participate in the meeting, please notify the City's ADA Coordinator at 303-538-7245 at least eight (8) hours in advance and arrangements will be made to provide reasonable accommodation. TDD access is available through Colorado Relay at 711.

Projects that received funding in 2019

Help for Homes Minor Home Repair Program: 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. For more information call Ben Nichols at 720-977-5813.

Home Repair Loan Program: Brothers Redevelopment 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% area median income (AMI) and deferred loan for those with lower AMI. For more information call Ben Nichols at 720-977-5813.

Fund installation of utilities at a future park in southwest Thornton. The City is already using 2018 CDBG funds to help purchase the property and design the park.

Contribute funds to purchase fire protection and life-saving equipment for the new Fire Station in Ward 1.

Almost Home provides rent/mortgage or utility assistance for low income Thornton residents plus cost of time with a case worker to discuss long-term solutions. For more information on this program call Almost Home at 303-659-6199.

Seniors' Resource Center provides a Chore Services Program for residents age 60 or older. This includes deep cleaning of kitchens and baths, yard work, downsizing, and other strenuous chores. For more information on this program call Seniors Resource Center at 303-238-8151.