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Posted on: November 1, 2023

Applications Now Open for FY 2025 Community Development Block Grants

Overhead photo of a residential neighborhood with snow on the ground

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is now accepting applications for its Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program funding. The deadline to apply is December 15, 2023 at 5 p.m.

The FY 2025 program encompasses CDBG funding that would be provided for activities undertaken between July 1, 2024-June 30, 2025. The application and resource guide are available at

Prospective applicants with questions about the application process or in need of technical support can attend virtual office hours with City staff on the following dates and times:

  • Monday, Nov. 13: 3-4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15: 10-11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 29: 10-11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 5: 9-10 a.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 7: 4-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 12: 4-5 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 14: 9-10 a.m.

Prospective applicants should email or call (517) 319-6859 to schedule a virtual office hour visit. 

Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to, private/public nonprofits, community-based organizations, local public agencies as well as certain microenterprises and other private entities with activities that meet eligibility requirements and national objectives established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). 

According to HUD, the primary objective of the CDBG program is to provide for “the development of viable communities by the provision of decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income.” 

Prospective applicants may learn more about eligibility in the application resource guide at

Photo courtesy of Gary Caldwell

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