Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) Overview
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.
During these unprecedented times, OCRA will continue with the suspension of multiple programs in response to COVID-19 including Stellar Communities Program, Quick Impact Placebased Grant, Public Facilities Program. Our decision reflects the priority of maintaining flexibility to respond to the impact of the pandemic on rural communities. We will continue to evaluate the pandemic's impact and priorities of rural communities to determine the feasibility of reinstating suspended programs. Be sure to visit our calendar for all 2021 dates.
The second round of Community Development Block Grants for 2021 is now open.
The following programs are currently accepting applications:
- Public Facilities Program (for all activities except historic preservation)
- Stormwater Improvements Program
- Wastewater/Drinking Water Program
Proposal submissions will be collected via the Electronic Grants Management System, or eGMS. Instructions can be found at in.gov/ocra/cdbg.
Round two proposals are being accepted now through 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, Oct. 15. However, OCRA encourages communities to submit proposals before 4 p.m. ET on Oct. 15 as there will be no technical support available after that time.
Final applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, Dec. 17, with funding awards announced on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022.
Additionally, the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs announced the CDBG Planning Grant is now open.
Applications for CDBG Planning Grants Quarter 4 will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 12. Applications must be submitted via the Indiana Electronic Grants Management System, or eGMS, which can be found here. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications prior to 4:00 p.m. on Nov. 12 as technical assistance will not be available after that time.
Funding for all CDBG programs comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and is administered by OCRA. The state of Indiana distributes CDBG funds to rural communities to assist units of local government with various community projects, like improving infrastructure, downtown revitalization, public facilities improvements and economic development.
Contact the assigned OCRA regional community liaison for further information on these programs.
2021 Round 2 Resources
- Duplication of Benefits Disclosure
- Duplication of Benefits Disclosure clarification video
- Detailed budget template
- Legal section
- Signature page
- 2020 Round 1 eGMS Proposal webinar
- Access the portal here: https://indianaegms.force.com/Grants.
- 2020 CDBG Round 2 Awards
- 2020 CDBG Round 1 Awards
- 2019 CDBG Round 2 Awards
- 2019 CDBG Round 1 Awards
- 2018 CDBG Round 2 Awards
- 2018 CDBG Round 1 Awards
- CDBG 2017 Round 3 Awards
- CDBG 2017 Round 2 Awards
- CDBG 2017 Round 1 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
- COVID-19 Response Program
- Blight Clearance Program
- Planning Grants
- Public Facilities Program
- Main Street Revitalization Program
- Stormwater Improvements Program
- Wastewater Drinking Water
- Consolidated and Action Plan
- CDBG Handbook & Forms
- CDBG Resources
- CDBG Policies
- Grant Administrator Certification
- Grant Administration Continuing Education
- GMS FAQs