What’s New

The Citizen Participation Plan

All community members and organizations serving Douglas County are invited to review and provide feedback on the draft CDBG Citizen Participation Plan. The Plan outlines the circumstances and sets forth how and when the public will be notified of the opportunities to participate in the CDBG program. The purpose is to solicit feedback on the proposed Plan and encourage future participation in the CDBG program. The public comment period is from Sept.  24, 2020, through Oct. 26, 2020. The Board of County Commissioners will consider the Citizen Participation Plan at a virtual and in-person public hearing. All are welcome to attend the hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, at 2:30 p.m., at the Philip S. Miller Building, 100 Third Street in Castle Rock. View the details posted in the NewsPress legal notice section in English or Spanish. Provide comments or submit questions regarding the draft Citizen Participation Plan or ask to be informed of future opportunities to participate in the CDBG program here.

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

At the end of each program year, the County evaluates progress made in meeting its objectives through housing and community development activities and presents this information to the citizens of the County in the form of the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). The CAPER provides Douglas County the opportunity to share with residents our accomplishments in the 2019 CDBG program year. This report provides a summary of funds made available to carry out activities and describes how funds were spent during the program year beginning August 1, 2019, and ending July 31, 2020. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that the CAPER be submitted to their office of Community Planning and Development no later than ninety days after the end of the program year. HUD requires a 15-day comment period to invite review and feedback on the CAPER prior to submitting the document to HUD. The report will be submitted to HUD on October 30th. Residents are invited to participate in the review process by emailing [email protected].