Community Development Block Grant Program

The Community Development Division administers the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the Human Services General Fund Grant programs, which fund services and projects benefiting income-qualified residents that meet the HUD Income Qualifications.

Applications for CDBG Program Activity Funding (FY 2022-2023)

The City of East Lansing is currently accepting applications for CDBG funding for Fiscal Year 2022-2023. Applications close on January 21, 2022. 

For questions about what organizations and activities may be eligible for CDBG funding, as well as any other questions that may arise while going through the application, please see the CDBG Application Resource Guide linked above. For any additional questions, please contact the City of East Lansing's Planning, Building and Development Department via email at or by phone at (517) 319-6859.

Small Business Relief Grant Program
The City of East Lansing has launched a Small Business Relief Grant Program focused on job retention throughout the East Lansing community. Business applicants with employees meeting income eligibility requirements can apply to receive up to $10,000 in grant assistance towards lease payments, mortgage payments, utility payments and payroll expenses. Grant funds will be issued on a reimbursement basis only.

Program funding is being provided by the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). As a Community Development Block Grant entitlement community, the City of East Lansing received funds from HUD to assist in the preparation and response to the coronavirus.