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Director Kathy Owens
90 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Office :  614-645-8200
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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, James Bond, and Eric Russell. Select learn more for details. - Learn More

Grants Management

Program Mission:

To assist the City of Columbus in achieving fiscal and programmatic compliance in the implementation and expenditure of various U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants.


The Grants Management section of the Department of Finance and Management coordinates 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).

The section’s program management functions include preparing the annual Consolidated Plan budget, prevailing wage compliance, performing regulatory and financial monitoring of HUD funded grant programs, providing technical assistance to City departments and outside agencies, providing financial management services, administering the community development loan servicing contract, and submitting performance and financial reports to HUD. Grants Management provides for the administration of HUD’s environmental review requirements for all of the above-described grants as well as other HUD grants received by the public housing authority and non-profit agencies.

2023 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Application

We are now accepting CDBG applications for the 2023 program year until Sunday, July 31st at 11:59 p.m. For assistance or general questions with the application, please contact: [email protected]

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.

Where to apply?

Please apply via the following link: https://columbus.bonfirehub.com/opportunities/67957

Additional Resources:

Basically CDBG - HUD Exchange

Documents Currently Under Review

2021 Third Amendment Summary

2020 Annual Action Plan Third Substantial Amendment

2021 CAPER

Program Year 2022 AP

Proposed FY 22 HUD Annual Action Plan

2020 Consolidated Plan Third Substantial Amendment, 2021 Annual Action Plan Third Substantial Amendment, and 2022 Final Action Plan

Older Documents

CAPER Report 2020

2020-2024 Consolidated Plan