All CDBG projects must be eligible under one of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s National Objectives. Additionally, CDBG projects must meet one or more of the 2022-2026 Consolidated Plan Goals which are re-evaluated every five years. To ensure these federal funds are used effectively and efficiently within our jurisdiction, El Paso County Economic Development thoughtfully, strategically, and collaboratively completes several long-term, short-term, and final performance evaluation reports which are shared publicly.
El Paso County CDBG Objectives and Goals
2022-2026 Consolidated Plan Goals for El Paso County CDBG
Improve access to transportation services and infrastructure, remove impediments to mobility, and increase access to opportunities.
Rehabilitation of pre-existing housing inventory to increase affordable, accessible housing choices.
Increase fair housing education, outreach, and enforcement.
Homelessness and Special Needs Goals
Assist in ensuring that homelessness is brief, rare, and non-recurring.
SN1 Special Needs
Help special needs residents obtain housing and remain housed while living independently as they choose.
SN2 Special Needs
Reduce accessibility barriers (ADA compliance).
SN3 Special Needs
Provide for and improve access to services to stabilize living situations and enhance quality of life, particularly for seniors, youth, and special needs populations.
Community Development Goals
CD1 Community Development
Improve infrastructure to foster accessible and livable neighborhoods and improve access to public amenities.
CD2 Community Development
Develop or improve facilities that provide services to low- to moderate income residents and special needs populations.
CD3 Community Development
Expand economic opportunities for low- to moderate income residents.
HUD National Objectives for CDBG
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has outlined three clear objectives for the Community Development Block Grant program. Every project funded with CDBG funds must accomplish one of the three following objectives:
- Address an urgent need
- Mitigate slum or blight conditions
- Benefit persons of low-to-moderate income
A visual breakdown of these objectives is presented.