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

CDBG Public Notice


On Tuesday, May 26, 2020, a public hearing specific to the proposed Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) Budget, Substantial Amendment to the 2019 Action Plan Document (PDF), Substantial Amendment to the 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan Document (PDF) and an amendment to the Citizen Participation Plan (PDF) will be discussed during a special, electronic meeting of the East Lansing City Council.

Accordingly, the City of East Lansing is recommending revisions to its Program Year 2019 Action Plan document and 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan document in order to use the CDBG-CV funds during the current program year that is in effect from July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020 to address the urgent needs related to the coronavirus as follows:

  • A Housing Program that addresses the immediate need for emergency rental and mortgage assistance; and,
  • An Economic Development Program to existing businesses that support the retention and creation of jobs
The public may view and provide comment on the above proposed amendments during the following period: 8 a.m. on Friday, May 22, 2020 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Copies of the amended documents can be found on this webpage. Comments to the proposed amendments can be addressed to: Amy Schlusler-Schmitt at aschlus@cityofeastlansing.com or mailed to 410 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI 48823, C/O Amy Schlusler-Schmitt. 

The City of East Lansing is also providing notice of a proposed amendment to the City of East Lansing’s Citizen Participation Plan, which allows an immediate reduction in the required 30-day comment period to no less than five days during times of emergency as designated by HUD, with the requirement to provide reasonable notice and opportunity for citizens to comment on substantial amendments concerning the proposed uses of CDBG funds. The amended Consolidated Plan document can be viewed on this webpage. The Public may view and provide comment on the above proposed amendment during the following period: 8 a.m. on Friday, May 22, 2020 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. A copy of the revised comments to the proposed amendments can be addressed to Amy Schlusler-Schmitt at aschlus@cityofeastlansing.com or mailed to 410 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI 48823, C/O Amy Schlusler-Schmitt.