Community Development Block Grant
Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnerships Grant
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) grant are programs administered through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The programs provide funding in support of low and moderate-income persons and neighborhoods in Westminster. The grant amounts are based on population size and the number of low- to moderate-income persons residing in the community.
The Department of Community Development is responsible for administering the CDBG program. The city has partnered with Jefferson County Housing Authority to provide an Emergency and Essential Home Repair Program to income qualified homeowners using CDBG funds. The city’s HOME grant is administered by Adams County agencies. Adams County Housing Authority provides down-payment assistance for income-qualified homebuyers in the county. Any project or program funded with these federal dollars must meet specific eligibility criteria set by HUD, address a community need, and meet a national objective of the program.
The national objectives of the CDBG/HOME programs are to:
benefit low- to moderate-income persons;
prevent or eliminate slum and blight conditions;
address urgent community needs; and
increase home ownership and affordable housing opportunities for low- and very-low-income individuals.
The program year for Westminster’s CDBG and HOME grants run from March 1 to Feb. 28. Activities funded with these grants will meet objectives identified in Westminster's 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan the document that identifies local priority needs.
Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds
October 6, 2016
REQUEST FOR THE RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or after October 14, the City of Westminster will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on behalf of City of Westminster for the release of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93-383, as amended; 42 U.S.C.-530.1 et seq. to undertake the following project:
Project Title: Emergency and Essential Home Repair Program,
Purpose: To assist owner-occupied, income-eligible households in making repairs deemed essential to preserving the health, safety, and welfare of the home’s occupants.
Location: City of Westminster – City-Wide
The activities proposed are categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements.An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is on file at City of Westminster, Community Development Department, 4800 W. 92nd Avenue, Westminster, Colorado 80031 and may be examined or copied Monday through Thursday, 7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., a copy of the ERR may also be found at HUD Exchange.
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Westminster, Department of Community Development or to firstname.lastname@example.org.All comments received through October 19, 2016, will be considered by the City of Westminster prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.
RELEASE OF FUNDS
The City of Westminster certifies to HUD that Donald M. Tripp in his capacity as City Manager consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied.HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Westminster to use program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO THE RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Westminster’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are made on one of the following bases:(a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Westminster; (b) the City of Westminster has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs, or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency, acting pursuant to 40 CFR part 1504, has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality.Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures of 24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76 and shall be addressed to HUD at Community Development, Region VIII Office, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1670 Broadway Street, Denver, Colorado 80202-4801.Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Donald M. Tripp, City Manager
City of Westminster, Certifying Officer
2016 Action Plan
The 2016 Action Plan describes projects proposed to be funded by 2016 CDBG funds. These funds are allocated each year by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and are available for projects that benefit the city's low- and moderate-income residents and to alleviate blight.
View the complete Final City of Westminster 2016 Action Plan
2015-2019 Consolidated Plan
The City of Westminster receives approximately $600,000 annually in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that is available to be used towards projects and programs that will benefit low- to moderate-income households in Westminster. In order to utilize these funds, the city is required by HUD to complete a Consolidated Plan every five years. Get more information on the plan.
Current plans and related information:
Low Mod Population by Block Group Map
2014 Annual Community Assessment
2014 Final Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)
2013 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)
2014 Draft Action Plan with appendices
2013 CDBG/Home One-Year Action Plan with Appendices
CDBG Program and HOME Program Citizen Participation Plan
HUD Annual Community Assessment Summary - Fiscal Year 2012
Low and Moderate-Income Census Tracts
2012 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
2012 CDBG/Home One-year Action Plan with Appendices
2011 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)
2011 CDBG/HOME One-Year Action Plan
2011 CDBG/HOME One-Year Action Plan Appendices
2010-2014 Five-Year Consolidated Plan and 2010 CDBG/HOME One-Year Action Plan
2010-2014 Consolidated Plan Attachments
2010 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)
2009 CDBG/HOME One-Year Action Plan
2009 CDBG/HOME One-Year Action Plan Appendices
2009 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
2009 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report Appendices
2008 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
Substantial Amendment to the 2008 CDBG/HOME One-Year Action Plan (CDBG-R grant funded by American Reinvestment and Recover Act - ARRA)
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Report - December, 2009
Fair Housing Report Attachments
HUD Annual Community Assessment Summary - Fiscal Year 2008
HUD Annual Community Assessment Summary - Fiscal Year 2009
HUD Annual Community Assessment Summary - Fiscal Year 2011
Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
The Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) administers and enforces federal laws and establishes policies that make sure all Americans have equal access to the housing of their choice. The following links provide more information about fair housing and equal opportunity:
Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO)
The City of Westminster does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission to, access to or operations of programs, services, or activities, including the public participation process. The City of Westminster makes reasonable accommodations for disabilities that interfere with full access to any program, service or activity, including the public participation process. The City of Westminster additionally provides alternative effective means of communication, including alternative formats (e.g., large print or audio recording) and/or auxiliary aids for persons with hearing, sight or speech impairments.
Persons needing an accommodation must notify Heather Ruddy, Section 504 Coordinator no later than 10 days prior to a public meeting to allow adequate time to make arrangements. Call 303-658-2111 or 711 for the State Relay service or write to 4800 W. 92nd Ave. Westminster, CO 80031 to make a reasonable accommodation request.