CDBG Updates:

PUBLIC NOTICES

CITY OF THORNTON, CO

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD & PUBLIC HEARING FOR

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM'S

2021 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT,

1st AMENDMENT TO THE 2022 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN,

AND

3RD AMENDMENT TO THE CITIZEN PARTICIPATION PLAN

NOTICE is given that the City Council of the City of Thornton (City) will hold a public comment period and public hearing related to the 2021 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER), the First Amendment to the 2022 Annual Action Plan (AAP), and the Third Amendment to the Citizen Participation Plan (CPP) before submission to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  

The CAPER assesses the City of Thornton's progress in carrying out the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and the 2021 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funded programs and services that focus on low- and moderate-income residents. The document includes information on the 2021 accomplishments; how obstacles were addressed; how other resources were leveraged; what monitoring activities took place; the citizen participation process; and what actions were taken to affirmatively further fair housing. The CAPER also describes what actions were taken in 2021 to meet housing, homeless, community development, and non-homeless special needs. The 2021 program year ran from October 1, 2021, to September 30, 2022. 

HUD funds are intended to benefit low- to moderate-income persons in Thornton. The City's original 2022 AAP approved $544,555 for the housing improvement programs, affordable housing, and/or public facility improvements, $125,666 for public services (15%), and $167,555 for the administration of the program (20%) for a total of $837,776.  The 1st Amendment to the 2022 AAP allocates an additional $35,359 in CDBG funds received from HUD for housing and community development activities.  The proposed allocation increases are $28,288 to housing improvement programs, affordable housing, and/or public facility improvements, and $7,071 for the administration of the program (20%).

The 3rd Amendment to the CPP requires one additional public input meeting be held before a five-year Consolidated Plan and/or Annual Action Plan is drafted, per 24 CFR §91.105(e).  

Continue with more details here:  Public Comment Period Notice - Continued.docx


COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM

FOURTH AMENDMENT OF THE 2019 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN TO REALLOCATE

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act FUNDING

NOTICE is given that the City Council of the City of Thornton (City) will hold a public comment period and public hearing related to the reallocation of $73,798.39 of returned public service funding from Mile High United Way (MHUW) and Community Reach Center (CRC).  The funds will be reallocated to a public service activity providing rent, mortgage, and utility assistance for low-to-moderate-income (LMI) residents negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federal grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The primary objective of CDBG is the development of viable communities by the provision of decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for LMI residents.  In 2020, the City amended the 2019 Annual Action Plan (AAP) to add $977,876 in CDBG-CV Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funding to prevent, prepare for and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The MHUW and CRC received a portion of the CARES Act funding in the amended 2019 AAP.   In 2022, MHUW relinquished $15,695.39 and the CRC relinquished $58,103 back to the City for a total of $73,798.39.   Reallocating these funds constitutes a substantial amendment to the 2019 AAP, which requires a public comment period.   2nd Half of Public Notice to 4th 2019 AAP Amendment.pdf

Below are the four documents to review for public comment ...

2021 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (2021 CAPER)

The 2021 CDBG program year started on October 1, 2021 and ended on September 30, 2022.  Ninety days after the end of each program year, the City is required to submit a CAPER to the U.S. Housing and Urban Development. The CAPER details the accomplishments and progress toward the goals established by the City’s most recent Consolidated Plan and an Annual Action Plan.   For specific details on how the city spent over $900,000 over the 2021 CDBG program year click here:  (Coming November 23, 2022) 2021 CAPER Final Draft.pdf

3rd Amendment to the CDBG Citizen Participation Plan (CPP)

To view the 2022 CDBG Citizen Participation Plan draft 3rd amendment please click here: Citizen Participation Plan 3rd Amendment Draft.pdf

First Amendment to the 2022 Annual Action Plan (AAP)

On August 1, 2022, the Mayor received a letter from HUD’s Community Planning and Development Regional Director, awarding the City of Thornton an additional $35,359 in CDBG funding from 2021 reallocated metropolitan area entitlement funds under Section 106(c) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974.  These funds have been reallocated to the PY 2022 AAP and will be used for housing improvement programs and grant administration costs (20%).  The City will now have a total of $873,135 in CDBG funds for its housing and community development projects. The draft version of the 1st Amendment to the 2022 AAP can be viewed here:   1st Amendment to 2022 AAP Draft.pdf

Fourth Amendment to the 2019 Annual Action Plan (AAP)

CARES Act Funding

The City needs to reallocate $73,798.39 of returned public service funding from Mile High United Way (MHUW) and Community Reach Center (CRC).  The City proposes to reallocate the funds to a public service activity providing rent, mortgage, and utility assistance for low-to-moderate-income (LMI) residents negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.   4th Amendment to 2019 AAP CARES Act - Final DRAFT.pdf


2022 Annual Action Plan and Reallocation of 2021 Funding

To view the 2022 Annual Action Plan please click here:   Thornton 2022 AAP FINAL.pdf

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The CDBG activities for the $837,776 in 2022 AAP funds and the reallocated $191,114 in 2021 AAP funds consist of: 

Housing Improvement Programs

Help for Homes

Home repair program up to $10,000 per house

PY 2022 funding: $159,500

Prior year funds: $40,500

Total: $200,000

GRID Alternative, Inc.

Rooftop solar panel installations

PY 2022 funding: $100,000

Prior year funds: $66,000

Total: $166,000

Brother's Redevelopment, Inc., Paint-a-Thon

Exterior painting for elderly and disabled residents

PY 2022 funding: $40,000

NEW! Code Assistance Program

Help residents fix exterior code violations

PY 2022 funding: $245,055

Prior year funds: $24,614

Total: $269,668

NEW! CAPABLE Age in Place Program

Minor home repair to assist elderly residents safely stay in their home

Prior year funds: $60,000


All five home repair programs listed above address health, safety, accessibility, and energy/water-efficiency activities. 

Public Service Funds

Homeless Prevention and Supportive Services 

Utilized by the Homeless Outreach Team and other partner organizations

PY 2022 funding:  $125,666