El Paso County Community Development Block Grant History

On April 1, 2009, El Paso County became an “entitlement community” and was awarded a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to carry out a wide range of community development activities directed toward revitalizing neighborhoods, economic development, and providing improved community facilities and services.

Before expending funds, projects must first be recommended by the El Paso County Community Development Advisory Board (CDAB) and then approved by the El Paso County Board of County Commissioners. Final approval comes from HUD. Projects are selected and submitted for approval on an annual basis, with the final approval from HUD usually occurring in July or August each year.

The Community Development Advisory Board (CDAB)

The Community Development Advisory Board (CDAB) reviews matters of importance regarding the CDBG program and makes recommendations to the El Paso County Board of Commissioners concerning community development issues and use of CDBG funds.

The CDAB is comprised of eleven voting members, including a representative from each of the municipalities participating in the El Paso County Community Development Block Grant Program and a representative from each of the commissioner districts. Commissioner district representatives are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. Members are appointed for five-year terms, with terms initially staggered, and are limited to serving two consecutive five-year terms.

Meetings:

CDAB meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 12:30 pm at 9 E. Vermijo Avenue in Colorado Springs. Meetings are held as needed.

The next CDAB meeting is April 17, 2024 at 12:30 pm.

CDAB Schedule

CDAB Schedule

District 1: Rachel Starr
Term Start 05/01/2019
Term End 05/01/2024

District 2: Matt Buffington
Term Start 10/18/2022
Term End 10/18/2027

District 3: Emily Peacock
Term Start 08/01/2023
Term End 08/01/2028

District 4: Tamara Estes
Term Start 03/12/2019
Term End 03/12/2029

District 5: Robert Null
Term Start 04/28/2009
Term End 06/01/2025

City of Fountain: Todd Evans
Term Start 01/01/2020
Term End 05/01/2025

City of Manitou Springs: Denise Howell
Term Start 12/16/2019
Term End 05/01/2025

Town of Calhan/Ramah: Cindy Tompkins
Term Start 05/04/2010
Term End 05/01/2025

Town of Green Mountain Falls: Tyler Stevens
Term Start 04/28/2009
Term End 5/01/2026

Town of Monument: Madeline VanDenHoek
Term Start 08/01/2019
Term End 05/01/2029

Town of Palmer Lake: Samantha Padgett
Term Start 10/17/2023
Term End 10/17/2028

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes are available online after approval by the
Community Development Advisory Board.

Completed CDBG Projects
2009-2021

Click the links below to see current project listings.

Luke Houser
Community Development Analyst
9 E. Vermijo Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-520-6249
lukehouser@elpasoco.com

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Crystal LaTier
Executive Director
9 E. Vermijo Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-520-6484
crystallatier@elpasoco.com