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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program


The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) was established in 1966 in response to increasing domestic concerns about the availability and condition of the nation’s housing stock and the economic health of cities.  The Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 was developed to address these concerns.  The primary objective of the Housing and Community Development Act is the development of viable urban communities, principally for persons of low and moderate income.  This objective is achieved by providing decent housing, public facilities and expanding economic opportunities for such households.  Consistent with this goal, not less than 70 percent of funds received by the City of Boulder must benefit persons of low and moderate incomes.


Boulder began its participation in the Community Development Block Grant Program as an entitlement community when the program was initiated in 1975.  As an entitlement community, Boulder receives funding directly from HUD.  The funds allocated to Boulder become a part of the City of Boulder’s annual budget and are allocated to address local priorities identified in the Boulder Broomfield Regional Consortium 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan (Consolidated Plan) . To meet its priorities, Boulder is given wide discretion in deciding how the grant may be spent.  Funds in Boulder have been primarily spent on capital projects that have directly benefited low- and moderate-income residents, the elderly, severely disabled, and other special populations in the community.

The 2019 City of Boulder Request for Proposals (RFP) for 2020 community development funding is now available.

In 2019 the City of Boulder will have approximately $500,000 available in 2020 funding to provide to partners pursuing community development activities.

  • Community Development Block Grant Funds - Approximately $500,000 in federal CDBG funds are available to meet the community development needs of low- and moderate-income persons. Provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) CDBG financial awards are contingent upon the City of Boulder’s receipt of funds from HUD as well as compliance with Environmental Review, Section 3 and the Uniform Relocation Act required per 24 CFR Pt 570 and Appendix 1, Paragraph K.

The 2019 Request for Proposals (RFP) is available at  or can be picked up at the City of Boulder Division of Housing office located at 1300 Canyon Boulevard in Boulder, Colorado. To receive a packet by mail, please contact Kate Masingale, Funding Administrator, at 303-441-3167 or  [email protected]

Funding Schedule:

  • Community Development Applications are due August 30, 2019 at 3 p.m. 
  • CDAC meeting with applicants will occur tentatively on October 3, 2019 from 12-2.

No late documents will be accepted. 

For more information or questions about the RFP and community development funding, please contact:

Kate Masingale, Funding Administrator,

[email protected] or call 303-441-3167.


For more information about the CDBG Program, Email Kate Masingale, or call 303-441-3167.

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