Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
CDBG PROGRAM BACKGROUND
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% of funds received by the City of Boulder must benefit persons of low and moderate incomes.
BOULDER’S CDBG PROGRAM
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.
For more information about the CDBG Program, Email Kate Masingale, or call 303-441-3167.