Home Improvement Grant and Loan Programs

Home ownership is one of the keys to healthy and vibrant communities. Helping homeowners improve their homes, make them safe and energy effiicient is the focus of a number of federal and state programs.

Start Here to Get Started with home improvement assistance programs.

In addition The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Outlines all Government Programs related to Home Improvement. Many of the programs offer Grants for Home Improvement, particularly with regard to increasing energy efficiency.

Rural Housing Preservation Grants
Rural Development
To assist very low- and low-income rural residents individual homeowners, rental property owners (single/multi-unit) or by providing the consumer cooperative housing projects (co-ops) the necessary as...more

HOME Investment Partnerships Program
Office Of Community Planning And Development
(1) To expand the supply of affordable housing, particularly rental housing, for low and very low income Americans; (2) to strengthen the abilities of State and local governments to design and impleme...more

Surveys, Studies, Research, Investigations,
Demonstrations, and Special Purpose Activities Rel

Office Of Community Planning And Development
To support Surveys, Studies, Research, Investigations, Demonstrations and Special Purpose assistance relating to the causes, effects (including health and welfare effects), extent, prevention, and con...more

Healthy Communities Grant Program
Office Of Community Planning And Development
Grants are awarded to support projects that meet two criteria: (1) They must be located in and directly benefit one or more Target Investment Areas (Environmental Justice Areas of Potential Concern, P...more

Source Reduction Assistance
Office Of Community Planning And Development
The goal of the Source Reduction Assistance (SRA) Grant Program is to provide grants that will support pollution prevention/source reduction and/or resource conservation activities. For purposes of th...more

Weatherization Assistance for Low-Income Persons
Office Of Community Planning And Development
To improve home energy efficiency for low-income families through the most cost-effective measures possible....more

Cora Brown Fund
Office Of Community Planning And Development
To use funds made possible by a bequest of funds from the late Cora C. Brown of Kansas City, Missouri, who left a portion of her estate to the United States for the purpose of helping victims of natur...more

Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals and Households in Presidential Declared Disaster Areas
Office Of Community Planning And Development
To provide financial assistance and, if necessary, direct assistance to individuals and households affected as a direct result of a presidentially declared major disaster or emergency, who have uninsu...more

Community Development Block Grant ARRA Entitlement Grants (CDBG-R)(Recovery Act Funded)
Office Of Community Planning And Development
The overall CDBG program objective is to develop viable urban communities, by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for perso...more

Community Development Block Grants/Special Purpose Grants/Insular Areas - (Recovery Act Funded)
Office Of Community Planning And Development
To provide community development assistance to the
Pacific Islands of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands,
and the Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. Insular CDBG-R program fu...more

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