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​CDBG Application Process

How to Apply for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds

The City of Thornton is not accepting applications at this time. If you would like to be placed on a list to receive email notifications about the CDBG funding, please email

Nonprofit organizations or government agencies can apply for and receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for housing or community development projects. Projects must be eligible per the federal grant regulations, serve Thornton residents and/or establish or improve a nonprofit or affordable housing facility located in Thornton. Projects must also meet a high or low priority need identified by Thornton.  

  • Funds can be used for housing, public facilities, public infrastructure, public services and economic development activities. For additional information on the types of projects eligible for CDBG and the current priorities for the fund is located under the CDBG Resources links on the right hand side of this webpage. 
  • To apply for these funds, organizations must complete the CDBG application and include all required supporting documentation.  Refer to the CDBG Resources to the right for a copy of the 2019 application.
  • We encourage agencies to contact us to discuss project ideas or ask questions. You can call 720-977-5812 or email  

Funding is expected to be ready to use towards the end of 2019, possibly beginning of 2020.