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 in its Annual Action Plan. The 2018-19 Draft Annual Action Plan is currently available for review and public comment.
Citizens wishing to make comments should do so in writing, by April 25, 2018, to: Chris Lussier, Community Development Supervisor, City of Battle Creek, Community Development Department, City Hall Suite 320, 10 N. Division Street, Battle Creek, MI 49014
As part of the City of Battle Creek's Citizen Participation process, the City will hold a formal public hearing on the Draft 2018-2019 Annual Action Plan on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers, City Hall, room 301, 10 N. Division Street, Battle Creek, Michigan.
- 2018-2019 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.