Community Development

Responsibilities


The City of Battle Creek’s Community Development Division supports neighborhoods by administering federal programs and coordinating planning efforts. It administers the Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership formula grant programs. It also coordinates, in partnership with other local agencies, federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) competitive grant funds. 
  

Current Hot Topics 

The Calhoun County Lead Poisoning Prevention Task Force has been meeting since January 2016 and released an action plan on October 26, 2016.   
 
 Get the Lead Out:   A Plan of Action for Lead Poisoning Prevention & Remediation in Calhoun County, Michigan

  
The City will be modifying its Minor Homeless Repair program to now be able to fund lead remediation for families with children under the age of six living in the home.  Please see the Minor Home Repair program page for an application and more information.
       
 


Creating a Plan


Every 5 years, the City of Battle Creek is required to create a Consolidated Plan that describes how the city will allocate Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership funds to meet the needs of low- and moderate-income persons in Battle Creek.     
  

Annual Action Plan


Each program year, the City of Battle Creek reports to HUD how it plans to spend Federal Community Development funding.       

      

Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)


After the end of each program year (June 30th), the City of Battle Creek is required to report the accomplishments of the CDBG and HOME programs to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in a document called the Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER).    
  -  2015-2016 CAPER - FINAL

         

Programs


Community Development administers a CDBG-funded Minor Home Repair Program and a HOME-funded homeowner rehab program.  HOME funding also rehabs vacant houses through partnerships with local non-profit agencies.
 

More Information


New: NPC Indicator Maps (click the map)

NPC 2 Indicator Maps for 2014