The City of Chicago receives grant funds from federal and state agencies, private foundations, and other entities, that are used to support ongoing City services, programs, and capital improvements. The Office of Budget and Management (OBM) manages, monitors, and enforces the grants management process by working with City departments to ensure the City of Chicago is utilizing all available federal and state funding as well as meeting compliance and reporting requirements. To view evaluations, reports, citizen participation through the Community Development Advisory Council (CDAC), and explore funding opportunities, continue to the bottom of the page.
For additional information on Grant Revenue, please see the Annual Budget.
For general information on how we anticipate utilizing grant funds, please see the Grant Details Book. (Note: These are estimates, and must be approved by the funder.)
The following are some of the major community development grants received by the City and administered through the Office of Budget and Management (OBM):
Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG)
The ESG program helps provide essential services for homeless individuals, including emergency shelter and intervention strategies for families at risk of becoming homeless. The ESG grant is administered by the Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS). For a full list of services and initiatives overseen by DFSS, please see their Service Guide.
For additional information regarding ESG, please see HUD’s website
HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME)
HOME provides funds to strengthen public-private partnerships and expand the supply of decent, safe, sanitary, affordable housing with primary attention to rental housing for very low- and low-income families. The HOME program is administered by the Department of Planning and Development.
For additional information regarding HOME, please see HUD’s website.
Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA)
The HOPWA program provides resources and incentives to develop long and short-term comprehensive strategies for meeting the housing needs of persons with HIV/AIDS. The HOPWA program is administered by the Chicago Department of Public Health for the eligible metropolitan area (EMA) of Chicago.
For additional information regarding HOPWA, please see HUD’s website.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
The City receives a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from HUD to serve the needs of low- and moderate-income people, families, and communities. OBM administers CDBG grant funds while departments manage the contracts executed between the City and not-for-profit "delegate agencies" throughout Chicago. For a list of some of the programs funded by CDBG, follow the CDBG Program link below.
For general information regarding CDBG, please see HUD’s website.
Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR)
Following intense storms and flooding in April of 2013, the federal government awarded the City of Chicago Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to help recovery efforts in areas most affected by the storms and to mitigate future flooding. These funds are mostly used on infrastructure projects and housing rehabilitation. For more information on CDBG-DR spending and contracting, please see our CDBG-DR page.
To apply for funding opportunities, please visit the funding opportunities and eProcurement link below.
Below are links to City departments which oversee a majority of our grant funded programs and initiatives:
Plans, Reports, CAPER, and CDAC
Reporting and community engagement of program and grant spending plans
Funding Opportunities & eProcurement
Apply for bid and solicitation opportunities to become a supplier or provider of grant funded initiatives
A list of some of the City’s current CDBG funded programs and the departments overseeing these programs