Community Development Block Grant

OverviewCDBG Timeline

Castle Rock meets necessary requirements to be entitled to an allocation of Community Development Block Grant funding provided through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The CDBG entitlement program provides annual grants on a formula basis to states, cities and counties to develop viable urban communities.

In August 2020, Town Council accepted Castle Rock's entitlement status for the federal fiscal year 2021. Funding from this program will be used to benefit low and moderate income persons in Castle Rock.

Town of Castle Rock entitlement status

Based on staff recommendation, Town Council accepted entitlement status apart from Douglas County for the 2021 program year. Douglas County serves as a resource to the Town, and staff will continue to pursue learning opportunities and professional support.

View the Town Council items from Sept. 1, 2020, including the Castle Rock CDBG Entitlement Letter, to learn more about eligible projects, history, the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule, additional considerations and next steps.

On Jan. 19, 2021, Council heard an update about program development and public outreach in the coming months.

Award amount

The grant allocation period follows the federal fiscal year, making CDBG funds available starting Oct. 1, 2021. Castle Rock's allocation is $227,578.

Purpose

  • Benefit low and moderate income persons in the community
  • Prevent or eliminate slums or blight
  • Address community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community for which other funding is not available

Citizen engagement

CDBG grantees must develop and follow the 2021-2025 Consolidated Plan, a detailed plan designed to help the Town assess its affordable housing and community development needs and make data-driven, place-based investment decisions for the CDBG. The ConPlan provides for, and encourages, citizen participation and emphasizes participation by persons who will benefit from the stated purpose of the program in areas in which the grantee proposes to use CDBG funds. 

At this time, the Town has partnered with Douglas County to seek input from Castle Rock residents. Residents can provide feedback by completing this survey that includes references to the County. Submissions will guide the Town's CDBG program development.

Later this year, the ConPlan will go to Town Council for public hearing and approval, with 30 days for public review and comment. The public will have opportunities to give input at annual meetings and hearings. The Town will host two virtual meetings in April to gather input from the community.

Staff will continue to update this page while working through this process. If you have questions about CDBG, please email us or call 303-660-1359.