The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides annual grants on a formula basis to entitled cities and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate income persons. These grants are called Community Development Block Grants or CDBG. The City of Arvada has received these grants since 1975 which has enabled the City to provide a large array of vital public improvements and services to low and moderate income households and older neighborhoods.
CDBG funding is typically allocated to three primary programs: the Essential Home Repairs Program, Neighborhood Improvements, and the City Human Services Funding Pool, and Neighborhood Improvement. For many years, the City of Arvada has supplemented the Human Services Funding Pool and a City Council-appointed committee reviews applications and awards funding to a variety of non profit organizations.
2014 - 2015 Program
The application for 2014 - 2015 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Human Services funding is available beginning August 11, 2014 and can be downloaded HERE. Completed applications are due on September 10, 2014.