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American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

The City of Decatur is inviting contractors to apply for home rehabilitation projects as part of a multi-million-dollar neighborhood revitalization initiative. More than $6 million in ARPA funding has been allocated for home rehabilitation by the Decatur City Council. Over the next two years, the City hopes to rehab 150-300 homes.

The ARPA Owner-Occupied rehabilitation program is a lottery that targets the City’s urban core. Homeowners inside the targeted neighborhoods complete a pre-application, and those selected are notified by mail. This program is CLOSED at this time.

Some of the program objectives are:

  1. To remove unhealthy or hazardous housing conditions in low- and moderate-income areas
  2. To revitalize and preserve the existing housing stock
  3. To preserve and increase the property values in low-and moderate-income neighborhoods
  4. To encourage employment and training opportunities for residents and minority persons through the opportunity to bid on housing rehab programs
  5. To create sustainable mixed-income neighborhoods in the urban core


**ARPA projects are subject to prevailing wage

For further contractor program requirements, please see the opens in a new windowARPA Contractor’s Manualopens PDF file



Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)/HOME Investment Partnership (HOME)

The City of Decatur receives an annual allocation of CDBG and HOME funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This federal funding must benefit low- to moderate-income residents. The City has two programs under these funding sources.

  • The Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation program is a City-wide lottery program. Homeowners submit pre-applications, and when drawn, are notified by mail. The rehabilitation program focuses on, but is not limited to: roofs, structural improvements/foundations, accessibility improvements, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and lead abatement. This program is CLOSED at this time.
  • The Emergency Program provides grants to address conditions that affect health and safety within the home including: hot water heater replacement, electrical, furnace replacement Oct. 15 – May 15, and medically necessary AC replacements May 15 – Oct. 15. This program is on a first come, first serve basis until all set funds are exhausted.


For further contractor program requirements, please see the opens in a new windowCDBG/HOME Contractor’s Manualopens PDF file



Contractor Information

To help us meet the demand, the City of Decatur is seeking interest of construction contractors with an emphasis of lead-abatement rehab contractors. Minority, disadvantaged, and women-owned businesses are strongly encouraged to apply.

All contractors must be fully registered on with an active unique entity identifier (UEI) and Cage code. All subcontractors must sign up with and have an active UEI. More information regarding registration can be found at – opens in a new window

The City has partnered with Land of Lincoln Credit Union to assist with financing for projects. Contractors that become pre-qualified or qualified may be approved for the Contractor’s Loan Fund. The Loan Fund will assist contractors with the necessary line of credit for materials.

Many of these rehabilitation projects may contain lead-based paint. A formal risk assessment is required on each property built before 1978. If lead-based paint is present, a licensed lead abatement contractor must complete the lead work. For more information on obtaining the necessary licenses for you and/or your business, please contact the opens in a new windowIllinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)


All interested contractors for any programs listed above will need to review the ARPA and CDBG/HOME Contractor Manuals, and then fill out the opens in a new windowapplication formopens PDF file

Completed forms may be submitted to or dropped off to the Economic & Community Development Department on the 3rd floor of the Decatur Civic Center, #1 Gary K Anderson Plaza.

If you are a contractor and have questions, please contact Jarek Shafer at 217-450-2346.

For all other inquires about our programs, please contact the Neighborhood Revitalization Division – Kirsten Born 217-424-2797, or Connie Hamilton 217-450-2350.