Project applications being accepted for CDBG program
Published on September 09, 2021
Weld County’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is accepting applications for community improvement projects from municipalities and the county starting October 1.
Apply at https://www.weldgov.com/Government/County-Programs/Community-Development-Block-Grant.
Application deadline is December 31, 2021.
“This program is helping not only our communities but also our residents,” said Commissioner Chair Steve Moreno. “The projects identified and implemented will assist Weld County communities in being prepared for growth so residents can have the best living environment possible.”
After applications are submitted, Don Sandoval, CDBG Program Manager, will review each with the CDBG Advisory Committee and recommend projects to the Board of County Commissioners. The next program year, along with allocation of approximately $1 million of entitlement funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Development (HUD), is anticipated to start April 1, 2022, and run through March 31, 2023. Weld County continues to receive an entitlement allocation because it is considered to be urban — meaning it has a population of 200,000 or more. More than 300,000 residents live in Weld County.
Projects funded with CDBG funds must address one of the following national objectives: principally benefit low-and moderate-income persons; prevent and/or eliminate slums and blight; and, address an urgent need. At least 70% of the CDBG funds received by Weld County must principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons.
Three projects are currently being completed with funding garnered this year, including:
- Expansion of Firestone’s Via Transit Service
- Idaho Street repaving and storm drainage replacement in Evans
- Evans Water Efficiency Program
For more information on the Weld County CDBG program, visit https://www.weldgov.com/Government/County-Programs/Community-Development-Block-Grant.