The City of Bloomington is an entitlement community that receives an annual allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (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.

The CDBG funds are used for the development of the community with funded activities being principally for persons of low and moderate income. The CDBG statute and regulations set forth eligible activities and the national objective that each activity must meet. As a CDBG recipient, the City of Bloomington is responsible for ensuring that these requirements are met.

CDBG funding categories are:

Please click here for information regarding housing related programs administered by HAND that offer grants and loans for those interested in rehabilitating or purchasing a home.

HAND Procedural Manual (PDF 100.00 KB)

CDBG Funding Application and Allocation Process

Applications are available in the fall of every year (2015 CDBG Application Information). CDBG funds are allocated annually by the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)). Allocation recommendations are made by the CAC in January and finalized by the City Council in February or March. Please email or send your questions to HAND, P.O. Box 100, Bloomington, IN 47402.

2015 CAC Calendars and Applicants

*2015 Social Services Calendar*

*2015 Physical Improvements Calendar*

The following list of agencies applied for funding for Social Services for 2015:

The following list of agencies applied for funding for Physical Improvements for 2015:

2014 CDBG Funded Agencies:

Social Services:

Physical Improvements:


2013 Annual Action Plan final (PDF 2.24 MB)

2014 Annual Action Plan final (PDF 4.10 MB)

Additional Plans (Annual Action Plan, CAPER, Consolidated Plan)

Click here to see plans from 2010 to the present.

Earlier Reports and Plans