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DMD's Community Development staff is responsible for the overall administration of federal grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development:

  • Community Development Block Grant funds (CDBG)
  • HOME Investment Partnerships Program
  • Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP)
  • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

Additionally, Community Development is responsible for other grant funds received from the Indiana Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration, and other agencies.

The administration of CDBG, HOME, NSP and ESG projects includes:

  • Disbursement of funds
  • Financial reporting
  • Monitoring the progress of each project

Community Development staff conducts the annual funding process from the solicitation of project proposals to the submission of the Consolidated Housing and Community Development Annual Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The entire process encompasses about seven months and includes:

  • Review by staff
  • Citizens Advisory Committee submits recommendations to the Mayor
  • Mayor reviews recommendations
  • Presentation of Mayor's recommendations to the City Council
  • Final budget action by the City Council

US Department of Housing and Urban Development reviews our programs each year and sends us a report.

2020 CDBG ESG Grant Training Presentation


2020 CDBG Proposal Packet

2020 ESG Proposal Packet

2020 HOME Proposal Packet

Manuals: Summaries of how federal programs are to be managed

Plans: Annual plan to address needs identified in the Consolidated Plan

Progress Reports: grant updates and performance outcomes.

Standard Operating Procedures: Operation guides for federal grants

Market Studies: Studies to support the need for services and/or programs offered in the community

NSP Substantial Amendment- Quarterly Performance Reports (QPR)