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. The 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020 Annual Action Plan is attached.
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 2020-21 Annual Action Plan is contained in the 2020-2024 Consolidated 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).
The 2019-2020 DRAFT CAPER is available for public comment for 15 days from Monday, December 7, 2020 to Monday, December 22, 2020. A formal public hearing to receive comments on the draft will be held on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 7:00 PM remotely from City Hall in the City Commission Chambers, Room 301, 10 N. Division Street, Battle Creek, MI.- 2019-2020 Draft 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.