Community Development Block Grants Now Open for Applications

Today, the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs announced the first round of Community Development Block Grants for 2022 is now open for applications.

The following programs are currently accepting applications:

  • Public Facilities Program (for all activities except historic preservation);
  • Blight Clearance Program;
  • Stormwater Improvements; and
  • Wastewater/Drinking Water.

No changes to the Construction Grant program are anticipated for 2022 Round 1, as OCRA continues to collect and evaluate stakeholder feedback on the program. All existing policies and requirements will remain in effect unless otherwise notified by OCRA.

Application instructions can be found at

2022 Round 1 proposals must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on Fri., April 29, 2022 via the Indiana Electronic Grants Management System. However, OCRA encourages communities to submit proposals before 4 p.m. ET as there will be no technical support available after that time. 

2022 Round 1 applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on Fri., July 1, 2022 via the Indiana Electronic Grants Management System. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications prior to 4 p.m. ET on July 1, 2022, as technical assistance will not be available after that time.

For further information on these programs, contact the assigned OCRA regional community liaison.

Funding for all CDBG programs comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and is administered by OCRA. The state of Indiana distributes CDBG funds to rural communities to assist units of local government with various community projects like: improving infrastructure, downtown revitalization, public facilities improvements and economic development. Under the leadership of Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch, who also serves as the Secretary of Rural Development, the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs’ (OCRA) mission is to work with local, state and national partners to provide resources and technical assistance to assist communities in shaping and achieving their vision for community and economic development. For more information, visit