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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocates Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to the State of Michigan, through the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) with assistance from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), for further distribution to eligible Units of General Local Government (UGLGs) to carry out MSF-approved activities.

CDBG program funds are used to provide grants and loans to UGLGs, usually with populations under 50,000, in support of economic or community development projects. Project proposals are considered and evaluated continuously based upon the MSF's approved CDBG Funding Guide.

CDBG Funding is categorized by the following Program Initiatives:

  • Building Rehabilitation
  • CDBG Loan Program
  • Direct Assistance to Business
  • Façade Improvements
  • Planning
  • Public Facilities
  • Public Improvements
  • Rental Rehabilitation
  • Small Business
  • Unique/Innovative

These Program Initiatives have been determined to best serve the needs of the Non-Entitlement Area of the State of Michigan through the State’s Consolidated and Action Planning Process. These plans can be viewed at the Michigan Consolidated Plan. As a part of the planning process, the MEDC has provided Citizens with reasonable opportunities to participate in the program’s design as defined in the State’s Citizen Participation Plan and the MEDC’s Public Participation Model.

CDBG Grant Awards Approved by MSF for PY 2018 (7/1/18 – 6/30/19) as of 11/28/18 may be found here.
Media releases regarding CDBG Awards are posted on the MEDC Press Release webpage.

Process Guidelines & Applications

Next Steps

Completing the typical approval process steps can take between 3 to 5 months, funds being spent or contracts signed during this time will need CDBG staff approval.

For Review Purposes Only:
SAMPLE Building Rehabilitation Grant Application, 11.20.18
SAMPLE Facade Improvement Grant Application, 11.20.18
SAMPLE Rental Rehabilitation Grant Application, 01.18.19

 Please note: The following steps are offered as general guidelines only to provide some guidance to communities on typical steps, timelines and responsibilities.

  1. Contact your Community Assistance Team Specialist (CAT map) or Business Development Manager (BDM map) for initial review and evaluation of a project.
  2. If the project is determined to meet the criteria of the program desired, the community will be asked to complete a CDBG Application.
  3. Following submission of the CDBG Application, the Community Assistance Team Specialist or Business Development Manager will present the project to MEDC for support.
  4. If supported, the community will be required to complete an Environmental Review.
  5. Once complete, the project will be recommended by the MEDC to the MSF for consideration.
  6. If the project is approved by the MSF, the community will proceed to a Grant Agreement.
  7. Upon all documents being signed and approved, a CDBG Program Specialist will give the community authorization to incur costs and start project work.

In order to not jeopardize the project, it is critical that no work starts and that no contracts are signed until the applicant is given authorization by the CDBG Staff.

For a complete summary of program requirements, refer to the CDBG Grant Administration Manual (GAM). The GAM is the State’s guide for UGLGs that have received CDBG grants from the MSF. It outlines the Federal rules that govern the use of CDBG awards as well as the MEDC’s policies regulating the application process and the on-going operation of its CDBG- funded programs from initial award to grant close-out.

Resources

Looking for guidance in the CDBG process? 

We’ve created and identified documentation to serve as a resource for this program. You can find these and more on the Resources page.

CDBG Reporting Dates

Report Due Dates for CDBG Grants and CDBG Loan Program (CLP)

JAN
15 - Job Creation Summary Report, 2-C
15 - Progress Report, 1-A (per Grant Agreement)
15 - CLP Annual Performance Report for Local Funds
15 - CLP Annual Performance Report for Regionalized Funds
30 - CLP Financial Report
30 - CLP Quarterly Admin Request
30 - CLP Quarterly Program Report
MAR
5 - Semi-Annual Labor Standards Enforcement Report, HUD-4710, 10-S
APR 
15 - Progress Report, 1-A (per Grant Agreement)
30 - CLP Quarterly Admin Request
30 - CLP Quarterly Program Report
JUL 
15 - Job Creation Summary, 2-C
15 - Progress Report, 1-A (per Grant Agreement)
30 - CLP Financial Report
30 - CLP Quarterly Admin Request
30 - CLP Quarterly Program Report
31 - Section 3 Summary Report, HUD-60002, 9-C
SEP
5 - Semi-Annual Labor Standards Enforcement Report, HUD-4710, 10-S
30 - Contract and Subcontract Activity Report, HUD-2516, 4-P
OCT 
15 - Progress Report, 1-A (per Grant Agreement)
30 - CLP Quarterly Admin Request
30 - CLP Quarterly Program Report
AUDITS
Audit Requirements Certification, 8-C (60 days of FYE)
Single Audit (9 months of FYE)
FINAL REPORTS
Job Creation Summary Report, 2-C
Payment Request, 8-A (60 days of TOW)
Progress Report, 1-A (120 days of TOW)
Closeout Documents (120 days of TOW)

Contact Information

for more information ...

on the State of Michigan CDBG Program, please contact a CDBG Program Specialist.