Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Guidebook

This guidebook has been developed by the State of Colorado to assist local governments and subgrantees in the implementation and administration of local public facility, housing, and economic development projects undertaken through funding from the State administered Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. 

Forms are updated periodically, so please bookmark this site for future reference to ensure you have the most current forms available.

This guidebook is intended to serve as a resource and is divided into the following sections:

 

  1. PROJECT START-UP 
  2. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
  3. REPORTING 
  4. ENVIRONMENT
  5. CIVIL RIGHTS
  6. ACQUISITION 
  7. RELOCATION 
  8. LABOR & CONSTRUCTION
  9. PROJECT CLOSEOUT
  10. MONITORING CHECKLIST

  

Each of the sections contain a narrative section (what we are asking you to do as a grantee) and an exhibit section (a complete set of forms, etc., to either be filled out or duplicated for use.) It is our intent to provide an example of how to comply with everything we have asked you as the grantee to do. EXCEPT FOR SECTION VIII, LABOR & CONSTRUCTION, which has been prepared for construction projects, all remaining portions of the guidebook have identical requirements. Any items that required clarification for a specific type of project, e.g. explaining an economic development policy for program income, are contained in the appropriated sections of the manual surrounded by double lines.

Reporting and record keeping requirements necessary for compliance early on in the process are included in each individual section where appropriate and will provide the grantee with the proper starting point. State CDBG Monitoring guidelines have now been consolidated into SECTION X. These guidelines identify the critical performance and compliance issues in each programmatic area.