Community Development Block Grant Planning and Feasibility Studies Grant (Colorado)

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Planning and Feasibility Study Grant helps Colorado communities plan economic development projects that create or retain permanent jobs.

Donor Name: Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade

State: Colorado

County: Selected Counties

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): Ongoing

Size of the Grant: $20,000


The project needs to create or retain at least one full-time equivalent job per $20,000 funded. Generally, the project needs to fill at least 51% of the jobs it creates or retains with low- to moderate-income persons. This program may award up to $75,000 in grants per year.

Every year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s State CDBG program gives Colorado money for community and economic development. They receive about one-third of this money for economic development across the state. Specifically, we use this money to aid the state’s business loan funds.

Funding Information

Amount: Up to $20,000 per job created and retained.


These projects are not eligible for this grant:

  • projects with historic or commercial importance, typically defined as downtown revitalization or improvements, to a community or a neighborhood, because the Colorado Department of Local Affairs supports those projects
  • projects that have not yet identified a business to implement the project

If your business is in one of these areas, it is not eligible for this program:

  • Adams County (unincorporated areas and Bennett, Broomfield, Brighton, Federal Heights, Northglenn and Thornton)
  • Arapahoe County (unincorporated areas and Bow Mar, Centennial, Cherry Hills Village, Columbine Valley, Deer Trail, Englewood, Glendale, Greenwood Village, Littleton, and Sheridan)
  • Douglas County (unincorporated areas and Castle Rock, Larkspur, Lone Tree, and Parker)
  • Jefferson County (unincorporated areas and Arvada, Edgewater, Golden, Lakewood,
  • Mountain View, and Wheat Ridge)
  • Aurora
  • Boulder
  • Colorado Springs
  • Denver
  • Fort Collins
  • Grand Junction
  • Greeley
  • Lakewood
  • Longmont
  • Loveland
  • Pueblo
  • Westminster

For more information, visit Community Development Block Grant Planning and Feasibility Studies Grant.