The role of the Community Development Advisory Committee is to annually review grant applications submitted by Human Service and Non-Profit agencies for proposed one-on-one assistance to residents, as well as Public Service improvement activities including housing and infrastructure projects. All projects funded benefit the low-moderate income population of East Lansing.
The Community Development Advisory Committee provides advice to the City Council on annual programs and activities funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for Community Development Block Grant activities, as well as human service activities funded by the City.
Each year the City is awarded an entitlement grant from HUD which is to be used for programs, activities, and infrastructure projects which will benefit the low-moderate income population of East Lansing. Fifteen percent of the total grant amount can be allocated to fund human service agencies, 65% for housing and infrastructure projects, and 20% of the total grant can be allocated for administration of programs and projects.Up to 1% of the City of East Lansing’s General Fund budget is allocated for human service activities.
The Community Development Advisory Committee consists of nine members who are appointed annually and meet as necessary.