Block Grant

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Building ConditionReport 2008 CoverCommunity Development Funds
  • Activities to benefit low to moderate income persons.
  • To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight.
  • To meet community development needs having a particular urgency.

Activities are funded through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Fund and are administered through the City of Bloomington’s Community Development Department.

Homeowner Rehabilitation Loans
Rehabilitation loans are available for income qualified applicants who are the owner/occupant of a single-family structure within the City of Bloomington Corporate limits. 

Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  Applications for assistance must be complete and include all requested documentation.  

To be eligible, applicants must meet HUD's income guidelines based upon household size and annual gross income.

 CDBG Income Guidelines

Eligible repairs include: Structural and/or mechanical repairs, i.e. roofs, windows, foundations, electrical, plumbing, heating, energy conservation, health and safety items, handicap accessibility alterations.

Ineligible repairs include: Luxury items, i.e. swimming pools, detached garages, decks/patios and general remodeling/redecorating.

For further information, please call or stop by the Code Enforcement office in the Government Center, 2nd Floor.

Application Assistance Packet


Types of Assistance Available
  • City Direct Loan: This is a 0 - 3% interest loan for those applicants who can afford to make monthly payments.
  • Deferred Loan: This is for those households who cannot afford to make monthly loan payments. Usually those that are on a fixed or very limited income, i.e. elderly or disabled. A lien is placed against the property for all costs incurred until the owner loses their interest in the property, through death or sale.






The City provides grants to local not-for-profits for assistance with the following community development activities:

  • Housing
  • Public Service
  • Public Facility Improvements
  • Infrastructure
  • Economic Development

Applications will be accepted between July 3 and August 31 annually.  Grants will be awarded for the following fiscal year (May 1 - April 30).  Electronic submissions are greatly appreciated. 

Partner Application Packet 


To apply for any assistance that Community Development offers, review and fill out the appropriate application packet and return to: 

                Community Development Department - Office of Grants Administration
                City of Bloomington
                115 E. Washington Street, Suite 200
                P.O. Box 3157
                Bloomington, IL 61702-3157



Contact Jennifer Toney, Grants Coordinator, at or 309-434-2342 for further information.


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