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.
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.
2016-2017 Annual Action Plan
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). This report must be made available for public comment for at least 15 days.
To that end, a copy of the 2015-16 CAPER is available from Thursday, Sept. 8 through Thursday, Sept. 22, in the City's Community Development Division (City Hall Room 117) during normal business hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) for public review. It can also be viewed by clicking the link below.
The Battle Creek City Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers, Room 301, City Hall, 10 N. Division St. for the purposes of hearing public comment on the Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER).
2015-2016 CAPER - DRAFT
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.
- Community Development Fact Sheet - 2015 (PDF)
- To learn more about the Community Development Department’s neighborhood work and goals, check out the Community Development Snapshot, Healthy Neighborhoods: Our Common Commitment (PDF).
- Learn about your neighbors' thoughts and concerns in the 2015 NPC Conversations Summary Report.