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Posted on: December 27, 2021

City of East Lansing Now Accepting Applications for FY 2022-2023 CDBG Program

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is now accepting applications for its Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-2023 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

The submission deadline for grant applications is January 21, 2022, and the FY 2022-2023 program encompasses CDBG funding that would be provided for activities undertaken between July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023. The application and an application resource guide are available at https://www.cityofeastlansing.com/cdbg.

CDBG funding is intended for activities that help East Lansing’s low- to moderate-income individuals and communities. There are a variety of businesses, organizations and groups that are eligible to apply for CDBG funding as well as a variety of activities considered eligible for CDBG funding.

Examples of eligible activities include, but are not limited to: acquiring, constructing, rehabilitating or improving public facilities (neighborhood centers, sidewalks, public parks, etc.); providing public services (childcare, healthcare, job training, services for senior citizens, etc.); financing rehabilitation costs or down payment assistance for low- to moderate-income households; and supporting the establishment or stabilization of local microenterprises in East Lansing (businesses with five or fewer employees, one or more of whom owns the business). Prospective applicants can find additional details about eligibility by viewing the application resource guide at https://www.cityofeastlansing.com/cdbg.

For prospective applicants with questions about the application process, City staff will be hosting virtual office hours on the following days and times:

  • Wednesday, December 29, 2021 – 3-4 p.m.
  • Monday, January 3, 2022 – 10-11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, January 5, 2022 – 3-4 p.m.
  • Monday, January 10, 2022 – 10-11 a.m.
  • Thursday, January 13, 2022 – 6-7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 18, 2022 – 5-6 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 20, 2022 – 6-7 p.m.

Prospective applicants can email grants@cityofeastlansing.com or call (517) 319-6859 to schedule a virtual office visit.

 

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