Grants Administration

Grants Administration


National Crisis: Emergency Policy Changes for Delegate Agency Contracting and Invoicing

As we face the COVID-19 crisis, the City of Chicago will be postponing the Request for Proposal (RFP) for all Community Development Grant Applications (CDGA) by one year. The City will release the RFP in Spring of 2021 for contracts to be awarded for a start date of January 1, 2022. All RFP technical assistance sessions and release dates will be postponed for one year. If your organization is interested in applying for a CDGA award, please continue to check

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, and explore funding opportunities, continue on this 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.)

2021 Action Plan Process

2021 Draft Action Plan (Posted 10/15)

Public Hearing - October 15, 5pm


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Notification of Round Two - CARES Act - Emergency Solutions Grant Funding

CARES Act Round One


Draft 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020 Action Plan For Public Review

Recommended Delegate Agencies 

HUD's consolidated planning process requires the preparation of a five-year Consolidated Housing, Economic, and Community Development Plan (Consolidated Plan). This plan addresses how the City will provide affordable housing, expand economic opportunity, and serve low and moderate income populations. The City's is currently in the process of developing the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan. The City is accepting comments on community needs related to the consolidated planning process. 

Please submit all comments to:
City of Chicago - Office of Budget and Management
121 North LaSalle Street, Room 604
Chicago, IL 60602

The following are some of the major community development grants received by the City and administered through the Office of Budget and Management (OBM):

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. Please visit our CDBG-DR page for further information.
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 Housing.
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.

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
At the end of the year, the City is required to submit to HUD the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) that summarizes the City's progress in achieving the goals set forth in the Consolidated and Action plans. Below are CAPERs for prior years

HUD Entitlement Programs

Becoming a Sub-Recipient (Delegate Agency):

Funding Opportunities

To apply for funding opportunities, please visit the funding opportunities and eProcurement/iSupplier links below:


Current Bids and Opportunities

City Grant Departments

Below are links to City departments which oversee a majority of our grant funded programs and initiatives:


 Department Main Office

Office of Budget and Management

  • Phone: 312.744.6670
    Fax: 312.744.3618
  • 121 North LaSalle Street
    Room 604
    Chicago, IL 60602   
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 Additional Information

 E-Procurement Training Materials

eProcurement iSupplier Portal

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