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Grants to Michigan Nonprofits, Businesses, and Individuals for Community
Development Projects that Benefit Low- to Moderate-Income Residents

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

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United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - City of East Lansing

Deadline Date:

01/21/22 5:00 PM


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Grants to Michigan nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individuals in eligible regions for community development projects that benefit low- to moderate-income residents. Eligible projects are those that address slums and blight or other community needs. Projects must benefit residents of the City of East Lansing.

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the primary objective of the Community Development Block Grant program is to provide for “the development of viable communities by the provision of decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income.”

In order for a project to receive CDBG funding, it must qualify as an “eligible activity” and qualify as being in pursuit of one of three “national objectives.”

Three national objectives:

  • Benefitting low- and moderate-income persons
  • Preventing or eliminating slums or blight
  • Meeting other community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community and other financial resources are not available to meet such needs.

There is a wide array of activities considered eligible for CDBG funding. Below are a few examples:

  • Acquiring, constructing, rehabilitating, or improving public facilities (neighborhood centers, sidewalks, public parks, etc.).
  • Providing public services (e.g., organizations that provide childcare, health care, job training, services for senior citizens, etc.).
  • Financing rehabilitation costs for low-to moderate-income households.
  • Supporting the establishment, stabilization, and establishment of local microenterprises (businesses with five or fewer employees, one or more of whom owns the business).
  • Financing down payment assistance for low-to moderate-income households.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 149076

Estimated Size of Grant:

There is no limit to the amount of funds one can apply for through the CDBG program. Most organizations receive between $5,000-$25,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

There are a variety of businesses, organizations, and other groups that are eligible to apply for CDBG funding through this application. Some examples include:
- Departments of the City of East Lansing who work with contractors to do public facilities/improvements such as sidewalk and park improvements.
- Public or private non-profit agencies that provide public services to low-to moderate-income communities, housing rehabilitation, or other activities that qualify for CDBG funding.
- Microenterprise business owners in East Lansing or individuals developing a microenterprise in East Lansing (microenterprises are businesses with five or fewer employees, one or more of whom owns the business).

Pre-proposal Conference:

City staff will be hosting open office hours to answer questions and provide technical support on this application virtually on the following days/times:
- Wednesday, December 29: 3:00PM-4:00PM
- Monday, January 3: 10:00AM-11:00AM
- Wednesday, January 5: 3:00PM-4:00PM
- Monday, January 10: 10:00AM-11:00AM
- Thursday, January 13: 6:00PM-7:00PM
- Tuesday, January 18: 5:00PM-6:00PM
- Thursday, January 20: 6:00PM-7:00PM

Please contact the City at the email address listed below if you plan to attend, and meeting information will be sent to you.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by Friday, January 21, 2022.

No organization can apply for more than 3 separate projects for funding.

Payment is provided on a reimbursement basis only.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Completed applications can be emailed to:

If you have questions, please contact the Department of Planning, Building and Development via email at the email address listed above or call (517) 319-6859 to discuss further.

East Lansing City Hall
410 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone: (517) 337-1731
After Hours Phone: (517) 351-4220

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