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Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) Overview

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Rural communities have many pressing needs that require outside financial assistance. Through the Office of Community and Rural Affairs, Indiana requests federal funds to help rural communities with a variety of projects to include sewer and water systems, community centers, health and safety programs, and many others. These funds help communities improve their quality of life and ensure the health and safety of their citizens.

Through these funded programs, OCRA helps Indiana rural communities to grow, thrive and prosper. Are you looking for a list of current grant administrators? Find it on this page

Community Development Block Grant 2020 Round 2

The program opens on August 24, 2020, with proposals being accepted until 11:59 p.m. ET on September 24. However, we encourage you to submit by 4 p.m. ET as there will be no technical support available after that time. Final applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on November 20, with funding awards being planned for December 17, 2020.

Additionally, the suspension of the Main Street Revitalization Program and Public Facilities Program will continue. Therefore, only Wastewater/Drinking Water and Stormwater Improvement Program applications will be accepted for Round 2. OCRA will reevaluate the suspended programs for 2021 Round 1.

Planning grants are planned to be awarded on October 30, 2020. 

2020 Round 2 resources


The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress and signed into law on March 27, 2020. Through the Coronavirus Relief Fund, the CARES Act provides for payments to State, Local, and Tribal governments navigating the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. The supplemental funding below is to prevent, prepare for and respond to coronavirus.    

To provide a breakdown of how OCRA allocated CARES Act funding along with its annual Community Development Block Grants, please see the chart below:

Allocation  Amount Program Breakdown Total Allocated 
FY 2019 $30,644,288

Stellar Communitites
Main Street Revitalization
Public Facilities
Stormwater Improvement
Wastewater/Drinking water
Tehnical assistance/admin
COVID-19 Response: (see below)
   Testing & other services
   Increase local capacity
   Delivery service
   Grant to Businesses
   Loans to Businesses

CV 1 $18,668,114 Tehnical assistance/admin
COVID-19 Response: (see below)
   Grant to Businesses
   Loans to Businesses
CV2 $19,783,146 COVID-19 Response
Tehnical assistance/admin
FY 2020 $31,772,377 Planning
Blight Clearance
Stellar Communitites
COVID-19 Response
Main Street Revitalization
Public Facilities
Stormwater Improvement
Wastewater/Drinking water
Tehnical assistance/admin


CDBG Awards

CDBG Awards Map

Below is a map of all the CDBG funded projects, including planning grants and disaster recovery, from 2013 to 2018


CDBG Grant Programs

Click below to learn more about the specific grants included in the CDBG program

Additional information

Click to view the Community Liaison Map and contact information.  


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