Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
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​​The application for CDBG funding is open. Please see the application below. 
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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
  • September 26th, 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 Draft Application​(Available May 5-May 27)
For all potential applicants interested in 2017 CDBG Construction Application, please review the draft application and submit any comments to CDBG staff. A final application will be made available June 15th, 2016. The final application will also include an excel document called the Finance and Budget Supplement, which will require additional information regarding budget, sources, pro forma, etc relating to the project. 



This application is designated only for Community Centers serving Indianapolis. Please contact CDBG staff if you have questions relating to your organization’s eligibility for this application. This application can also be completed in addition to the General Public Service Application, but should not be used as a substitute for that application.



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