Community Development Block Grant Program

Program Overview

Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) is an entitlement program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Authorized under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, CDBG funds are used to address a wide range of eligible housing and community development activities. The program assists the development of viable communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income. The complete regulations governing the CDBG program are found at the Code of Federal Regulations, 24 CFR 570.

Notice of Funding Availability

The Charter Township of Canton announces the availability of approximately $300,000 in CDBG funds for housing and community development activities beginning July 1, 2018. CDBG program income or reprogrammed CDBG funds may also be available under this announcement. Canton will accept sealed applications at the Office of the Clerk up to 3:00 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2018.

Applications are available by clicking on this link: C.D.B.G. 2018 Application (PDF)

Consolidated Plan (ConPlan) FY 2016-2020

The Community of Canton has completed its Five-Year Consolidated Plan, a planning document for the use of HUD funds under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). This plan is used to address housing and community development needs for low and moderate income residents and those with special needs.

You can view the 5 Year Consolidated Plan by clicking on this link:

CDBG 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan (PDF)

Program Year 2018 Annual Action Plan

The intent of the Annual Action Plan is to identify how Canton will utilize the federal grant funding received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) during the program year (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019) to address the priority needs identified in Canton's Consolidated Plan. The 2018 Annual Plan can be viewed by clicking this link:

CDBG 2018 Annual Action Plan (PDF)
CDBG 2017 Annual Action Plan (PDF)
CDBG 2016 Annual Action Plan (PDF)

Program Year 2016 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) 

Within 90 days after the end of their program year, state and local governments that receive CDBG, HOME, ESG, and HOPWA funds directly from HUD must ensure that all activity information in IDIS is up-to-date as of the last day of the program year. This process is called end-of-year reporting.

End-of-year reporting fulfills three purposes by helping the grantee:

1.Meet CAPER requirements.
2.Produce accurate IDIS reports, some of which must be made available to the public. 
3.Ensure that HUD will have the most current information during its annual assessment of a grantee's performance.
Caper Requirements
Grantees must submit a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). IDIS makes the CAPER process, outlined in a Memo on Reporting Instructions, more effective and efficient.

By providing detailed financial and beneficiary information, the CAPER explains how a jurisdiction is carrying out its housing and community development strategies, projects, and activities.

2017 CAPER (PDF)
2016 CAPER (PDF)
2015 CAPER (PDF)
CDBG Funds Must be Used to Address One of Three National Objectives:

  • Benefit low-to-moderate income persons;
  • Prevent or eliminate slums and blighted conditions;
  • Meet an urgent need
Canton Township, as an entitlement community with a population over 80,000, receives an annual allocation of CDBG from HUD. The Township re-grants some of these funds to local nonprofit agencies to accomplish community needs as identified in Canton's Consolidated Plan. The Community Development Block Grant Advisory Council reviews applications for these grants and makes funding recommendations to the Board of Trustees. Grant applications are typically due in early December for the following program year (PY).

The Consolidated Plan is a five-year plan that provides a basis and strategy for the use of the City's Federal entitlement funds, including the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).

Program Year 2016 Information

Application and Useful Information

Housing and Rehabilitation Application (PDF)
Housing Rehabilitation Homeowners Release Form (PDF)
Playing by the Rules: A Handbook for CDBG Sub-recipients on Administrative Systems - CDBG
Eligible Activities

The CDBG Advisory Council held a Program Year (PY) 2015 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Hearing on April 22, 2015.

The Canton Township Board of Trustees held a Program Year (PY) 2014 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Hearing on May 12, 2015.

The public hearings were held pursuant to the Final Rule for Consolidated Submission for Community Planning and Development Programs (24CFR Part 91.105 effective February 6, 1995).

The purpose was to obtain citizens' views and comments on the proposed CDBG budget, which is an estimated $330,769 in funding. PY2015 runs from July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016.

The proposed PY2015 budget can be obtained during the hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm in the Finance & Budget Department located at 1150 S. Canton Center, Canton, MI 48188.