Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
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City of Indianapolis Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) works to ensure decent affordable housing for all, provide services to the most vulnerable members of our community, create jobs and expand business opportunities, and provide a wide array of housing and social services. Examples include low-income home repair, public facility construction and rehabilitation, demolition of unsafe structures, summer youth programs, employment training and senior services. The program is an important tool in helping tackle the city's most serious community challenges. In order to be eligible under the CDBG program, all activities must meet one of the following national objectives for the program:
  • Benefit low and moderate-income persons (Used for almost all projects);
  • Prevent or eliminate slums or blight; or
  • Community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community.

Important Dates (subject to change)
  • May 5th, 2016 - Draft Application Released and Comment Period Open
  • May 18th, 2016 - Public Service and Homeowner Repair Applications Released
  • May 27th, 2016 - Draft Application Comment Period Ends
  • June 14th, 2016 - Public Service and Homeowner Repair Applications Due
  • June 15th, 2016 - CDBG Construction/Econ. Development Application Released
  • July 27th, 2016 - CDBG Construction/Econ. Development Application Due
  • October 11th, 2016 - 2017 Awards/Action Plan Released 
  • October 14th, 2016 - Final Day to Request a Contract Amendment or Extension
  • December 2nd, 2016 - ​Final Day to Submit a Claim for Reimburs​​ement in 2016

2017 CDBG Construction Application  

  • The City of Indianapolis is currently reviewing applications for CDBG-eligible projects for the 2017 program year. Applicants will be notified of funding via the 2017 Action Plan tentatively due to be released in October. ​

2016 CDBG Award Recipients
CDBG Policies and Procedures 
CDBG Claim Materials
Contract Amendment Request Form Letters
CDBG Webinar Presentations