Community & Economic Development

The mission of the Community and Economic Development Division is to improve the quality of life for all residents of the City of Flint by encouraging neighborhood stabilization through the creation of safe, healthy, and desirable neighborhoods supported by quality community services, promotion of a growing and diverse economy, one that spurs innovation and small business development, and preparation of the workforce, both for today’s jobs and those of the future.

The Division utilizes a number of federal, state and local grant and loan packages to aid in the community and economic development of the City, the primary source of of which is our annual entitlement allocation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The Division receives approximately $4.5 million a year, the majority of which is sub-granted to organizations and city departments to implement programs benefiting the low- and moderate- income population of the City of Flint.

CED accomplishes its mission in the following ways:
  • Acting as an idea center within city government to plan, develop recommendations, deliver services, and measure and openly communicate the impacts of city investments to residents;
  • Providing financial support to youth, urban housing, and blight reduction initiatives by leveraging current federal funding sources;
  • Serving as a convener of diverse stakeholders and acting as a catalyst for strategic planning and collective decision-making; and
  • Using geographic, demographic and economic data to drive and support community development objectives.

The main programs of the Department include the following:

  1. Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)oak-business-center-1
  2. HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME)
  3. Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
  4. Section 3 Certification – Application to become a Section 3 certified contractor or a Section 3 certified residentclick here
  5. Economic Development
    a) Economic Development Corporation (EDC)
    b) Brownfield Redevelopment Corporation (BRC)
    What is a brownfield?
    c) Oak Business Center (OBC) pictured at right
    d) MEDC’s Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) program

Community and Economic Development Staff

Program Manager, Glenda Dunlap [email protected]
Program Manager, Sarah Quellmalz [email protected]
Accounting Supervisor, Carissa Dotson [email protected]
CD Grant Coordinator, Kevin Miller [email protected]
CD Grant Coordinator, Deyhana Thompson [email protected]
CD Grant Coordinator, Michael Smith [email protected]
CD Grant Coordinator, Allison Campbell [email protected]
Receptionist, Gloria Shavers [email protected]
How to Reach Us:
Community & Economic Development
1101 S. Saginaw Street – South Building
Flint, MI 48502
Phone: 810-766-7426            
Fax: 810-766-7351
[email protected]

Hours of Operation:

Monday thru Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm


CARES Act Notice of Award of Funds


2020-21 Annual Action Plan

2020-21 Notice of Intent to Release Funds

Substantial Amendment of 2019-20 Annual Action Plan for CARES Funding

CARES Funding Notice of Intent to Release Funds


2021-22 Annual Action Plan


Important Records and Documents:

The Five Year Consolidated Plan will serve as the planning document for housing and community development activities in the City of Flint from 2017-2021, including prioritizing funding under the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), the Emergency Shelter Grant Program, and the HOME Program. The Final Version of the 2017-2021 Consolidated Plan is available for review. The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) tracks the progress of projects identified in the Annual Action Plan. The report lists all projects in which funding was expended over a one year time frame and provides a written explanation of activities undertaken.

Requests for Proposals (RFP’s

To be added to the email list for opportunities, contact [email protected]


Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Reports (CAPER)

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