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  

2020 Activities will be announced once HUD has approved the 2020 Annual Action Plan. A draft of this plan can be found under CDBG Resources on the right side of this page.

Activities that received funding in 2019

Thornton amended the 2019 Annual Action Plan to create a Homeless Outreach Team. The goals of this team are to build relationships with Thornton's unhoused population, provide resources including personal protective equipment and hygiene supplies to prevent the spread of COVID-19, provide resource referrals to other services and public benefits, and collect data for future policy and program decisions.

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.

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.