Community Development Block Grant
Castle Rock meets the 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.
The Town annually receives federal Community Development Block Grant funding to address certain needs within Castle Rock. Community input guides the Town’s use of this funding. To date, the grant has been used to help support seniors living within Castle Rock and to make accessibility improvements at Town facilities. In 2021, the resources made available for the CDBG program were $230,932. The Town's allocation for the program year starting Oct. 1, 2022, increased to $234,817.
A draft of the program year 2021 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the Town of Castle Rock is now available for review.
The CAPER reports on accomplishments and expenditures for the CDBG program as required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) during the 2021 program year from Oct. 1, 2021, through Sept. 30, 2022.
Public Comment Period
Residents can review and make comments on the draft CAPER. It will be available from Nov. 21 to Dec. 6 on this webpage. The draft CAPER will also be available at Town Hall,100 Wilcox St., and the Douglas County Public Library, 100 S. Wilcox St. Written comments are encouraged and can be mailed or delivered to the address above or email tkucewesky@CRgov.com.
The public was invited to attend an open house on Wednesday, Nov. 16, to view a presentation on the accomplishments and expenditures for the Town’s CDGB program during the 2021 program year. A copy of presentation is now available.
Town Council meeting
Accomplishments and expenditures for the Town’s Community Development Block Grant will be presented held during the regular Town Council meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. in Town Hall Council Chambers.
The overall CDBG program goals are to provide decent housing, a suitable living environment and expand economic opportunities, primarily for the benefit of low-to-moderate-income residents of Castle Rock. CDBG funding can be used for the following purposes:
- 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
Areas of focus
HUD approved the Town's 2021-2025 Consolidated Plan (PDF), which is 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.
In addition to funding to administer the grant, the ConPlan identified two priorities for funding:
- Public Facilities & Infrastructure ($150,106) - Funds will be used to provide improved access to public facilities, specifically improvements to neighborhood facilities, parks and recreation facilities, and ADA improvements to parking facilities. Funding may also be used for street improvements, sidewalks, water and sewer improvements and ADA and other infrastructure improvements.
- Supportive Services ($34,640) - Funds will be used for supportive services that improve the quality of life for the elderly living in Castle Rock. Supportive services include activities such as independent living services and health and self-sufficiency assistance. Funding may also be used for services for persons with a disability, youth services, vulnerable population groups, job training, emergency assistance and health services.
- Administration ($46,186) - Funding for staff who process required grant paperwork, create reports and assure compliance with regulations, as well as supplies and staff training.
The Town is currently identifying projects to fund.
The Citizen Participation Plan sets forth how the Town will encourage citizen participation in the CDBG program and obtain housing and community development input from the community.
The public will have opportunities to give input at annual meetings and hearings. You can view a recording of the June 16, 2022, CDBG open house below.
If you have questions about CDBG, please email TJ Kucewesky or call 720-733-3593.