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.
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. The 2017-18 DRAFT Annual Action Plan is available for public comment for 30 days from Tuesday, March 21, 2017 to Thursday, April 20, 2017. A formal public hearing to receive comments on the draft will be held on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 7:00pm in the City Commission Chambers, City Hall, Room 301, 10 North Division Street, Battle Creek, MI.
Written comments on the City of Battle Creek's draft 2017-18 Annual Action Plan are encouraged and may be made until April 20, 2017 to: Chris Lussier, Community Development Supervisor, City of Battle Creek, Community Development Division, City Hall, Room 316, 10 North Division Street, Battle Creek, MI 49014.
- 2017-2018 DRAFT Annual Action Plan
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
Housing Rehab 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.