The City of Bloomington is an entitlement community that receives an annual allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from HUD (an entitlement community is a city or urban community with a population of 50,000 or more which, because of its size, receives CDBG grant funds directly from HUD). CDBG funds are allocated annually by the Citizen Advisory Council.

HAND Procedural Manual (PDF 84.20 KB)


2013 Annual Action Plan final (PDF 2.24 MB)

2014 Annual Action Plan final (PDF 4.10 MB)


2012-2013 Organization Recipients

Martha's House

Martha's House logo

Martha's House, Inc. is a twenty-eight bed emergency shelter providing temporary housing for residents of Monroe, Lawrence, and Owen counties experiencing homelessness.

Monroe County United Ministries

MCUM logo
MCUM is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that provides affordable childcare for working families and basic needs assistance to Monroe County residents in crisis.

Monroe County Habitat for Humanity

Monroe County Habitat for Humanity logo
Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County's mission is to eliminate poverty housing by building simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with qualifying families.

Funding Categories

Funding categories are:

Application Process

Applications are available in the fall of every year and allocations recommendations are made in January and finalized by the City Council in February or March. Please send your questions to HAND@bloomington.in.gov or HAND, P.O. Box 100, Bloomington, IN 47402.

CDBG Application Information


Plans (Annual Action Plan, CAPER, Consolidated Plan)

Click here to see plans from 2010 to the present.

Earlier Reports and Plans


Other programs

Please see For Home Owners and Home Buyers for more housing program information.