Indiana missed the deadline to apply for aid from the federal program GEAR-UP.
The grants are meant to provide an incentive to implement new evaluation standards required by state law.
The Shalom Center received a grant that will help it pay for housing for homeless individuals and families.
Indiana managed more than $400 million in Community Development Block Grants after some of the states' natural disasters in 2008.
Members of the Bloomington Playwrights Project are celebrating a massive theater makeover, thanks in part to a grant from the city of Bloomington.
Greencastle and North Vernon received cash in the first round of Stellar Communities grants in 2011.
Hedge fund manager and alumnus James Hodge also donated $15-million to the $60-million renovation and will have the building named in his honor.
Columbus taxpayers who gathered at the Redevelopment Commission's meeting expressed concerns that public input was not weighed into the decision.
Bloomington receives a high number of grant dollars because federal and state grants are distributed based on poverty rates.
Grants could give homeowners as much as $18,000 depending on their need.