Main Street Bridge - Small

Contact Department of Finance and Management
Director Kathy Owens
90 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Office :  614-645-8200
Email : Click to Send Email 
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00-5:00

Finance Director's Finance and Management is led by Director Kathy Owens and Deputy Directors Christopher Long, and Adam Robins. Select learn more for details. - Learn More

Grants Management

What we do:

The Grants Management section falls under the Department of Finance and Management. We coordinate financial and regulatory aspects of the following grants: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), the Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG), the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Grant (HOPWA), the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), and the HOME-American Rescue Plan Program (HOME-ARP).

We have sub pages on our site with more information on:
Section 3
HOME Program
Invitation to Bid Resources
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

City of Columbus HUD PRO Housing Grant Application

City Of Columbus HUB PRO Housing Grant Application

2024 Annual Action

Grants Management is accepting comments on the Draft 2024 Annual Action Plan until November 10th, 2023. Please email [email protected] with any comments. A summary of the Draft AAP and an export of the Draft AAP from the HUD IDIS system are available below:
Summary of 2024 Draft Annual Action Plan
Draft 2024 Annual Action Plan (full document)

2024 Community Development Block Grant Application Now Open!

Apply here >>>>

May 23 CDBG Application Release Workshop – Recording
May 23rd CDBG Application Release Workshop - Slides
Register for Upcoming Technical Assistance Workshops

Application Due: 7/14/2023 by 5:00 p.m.

2024 CDBG Application Release

Apply here >>>>

Application Due: 7/14/2023 by 5:00 p.m.

What is CDBG?

The Community Development Block Grant is federal funding provided to the City of Columbus by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to develop viable urban communities with an emphasis on supporting low- and moderate-income persons. CDBG can be used for project like affordable housing, public facilities, property rehabilitation, and more.

Who should apply?

Local non-profits and organizations in need of funding for public facilities and programming.

Additional Resources:

Basically CDBG - HUD Exchange
HUD Playing by the Rules Handbook for Subrecipients

HOME-ARP Allocation Plan

The City of Columbus has created a plan to allocate over 16 million dollars of U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development HOME-ARP grant funds to be invested in homelessness prevention services and affordable housing development over the next several years. The HOME-ARP Allocation Plan can be found here:  City of Columbus HOME-ARP Allocation Plan

Project Highlights: Creating Positive Change in Columbus: 5 Impactful HUD-Funded Projects

Hud program wins 2022

Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plans, and Substantial Amendments