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  

Residents are Invited to Provide Feedback on the City's Annual CDBG Report

The City will take public comments on the 2018 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) from Thursday, September 5 to Friday, September 20, 2019 at 5 p.m.  The CAPER reports on the projects funded with CDBG and through the Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) as well as actions the City took to address homelessness and poverty reduction. A draft version of the CAPER will be posted under the CDBG Resources list on the right side of this page. 

Public participation is highly encouraged and residents can provide feedback in two ways:

  • Provide comments during the 15-day public comment period. To provide written feedback, residents can email comments to
  • Attend the City Council public hearing on September 24, 2019 at 7 p.m. Residents can provide input at the public hearing by signing up on the list before the meeting and coming up to the podium when the City Clerk called your name. You will need to stand up to "swear in" before the staff present the CAPER to City Council. All City Council meetings are conducted at the Thornton City Hall, located at 9500 Civic Center Drive.  City Hall is accessible to people with disabilities. If you are planning to attend the public meeting and require special assistance, please notify the Human Resources staff at 303-538-7245 at least one day in advance of the meeting. 

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 Tina at 720-977-5814.

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 Tina at 720-977-5814.

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 construct a 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.