Community Development
Block Grants (CDBG)

From addressing local health and safety concerns to improving local facilities such as senior centers and community centers, CDBG programs are designed to support your community's wellbeing and greater capacity for growth. Grants are available in a variety of categories and can be utilized for a variety of community development initiatives.

CDBG Public Notices

 

Notice: CDBG Program to Hold Informational Meeting for State of Missouri FY2024 Action Plan

The State of Missouri’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program will hold an informational meeting to inform the public of the upcoming Action Plan process on Friday, February 9, 2024, at 10 a.m.

Every year the State of Missouri is required to develop an Annual Action Plan outlining expected programs and activities for the upcoming year. This Plan details how the funding received from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will be administered over the coming year. The Department of Economic Development is the lead agency for developing this action plan.

The State currently operates five HUD-funded programs across three departments and agencies that are subject to the action planning process:

  1. Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), administered by the Missouri Department of Economic Development
  2. HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), administered by the Missouri Housing Development Commission
  3. National Housing Trust Fund (HTF), administered by the Missouri Housing Development Commission
  4. Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), administered by the Missouri Housing Development Commission
  5. Housing of Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), administered by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

An action plan primarily addresses the following topics for each program:

  • The amount of resources available in each program for the year,
  • The goals and objectives of each program,
  • The types of projects and activities that may be funded,
  • The types of applicants that may receive funding,
  • The manner of being awarded funding, and
  • Other program-specific requirements.

The State of Missouri is holding the virtual informational meeting as well as five other public hearings. At least one will be in person with virtual attendance options. All meetings require registration. Registration for the meeting on February 9 is now available.

The State of Missouri’s draft FY24 Action Plan and Citizen Participation Plan will be made available on or before March 22, 2024, at ded.mo.gov/cdbg for public comment. The State will hold the informational meeting and then five additional public hearings across the state while the 30-day public comment period is open.

Please save the date for your public hearing meeting of choice among those listed below. Times and locations are to be determined. The content discussed in the meetings will be the same.

  • 3/22 - Springfield
  • 3/27 - Kansas City
  • 3/29 - St. Louis
  • 4/1 - Webinar
  • 4/5 - Jefferson City

Note: Please disregard a previously mentioned public hearing date of February 20, 2024. This date has been changed to accommodate the additional meetings.

If special accommodations for the public hearing are needed, including language interpretation for Limited English Proficiency citizens, please contact Brandon Jenson at brandon.jenson@ded.mo.gov or (573) 751-3600. You may also contact Debbie Feeback at Debbie.Feeback@ded.mo.gov or (573) 508-9930 by February 5, 2024, at 5 p.m. The meeting is being held virtually and the State will make every effort possible to provide reasonable accommodations.

Notice: CDBG Disaster Recovery 4317 Application Training, February 8

DED’s Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) will host a virtual CDBG Disaster Recovery (DR) 4317 application training from 1:30-3 p.m. on Thursday, February 8, 2024, for the DR-4317 application cycle that is currently open. The DR-4317 application cycle will close on April 16, 2024. CDBG will only fund applications in which all proposed activities are wholly located within one of the five zip codes identified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as “Most Impacted and in Distress” (MID).

These zip codes are as follows:

  • 63935: Doniphan Area
  • 53965: Van Buren Area
  • 64850: Neosho Area
  • 65616: Branson Area
  • 65775: West Plains Area

On June 2, 2018, President Donald Trump approved Missouri’s request for a major disaster declaration (DR-4317) in response to the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of April 28 to May 11, 2017. On April 10, 2018, HUD allocated nearly $28 billion in CDBG-DR funds for unmet needs due to the national disasters of 2017.

Program categories include:

  • Infrastructure in Support of Affordable Housing
  • Downpayment Assistance
  • Local Voluntary Buyout, including Community Rehousing Incentives for Buyouts (CRIB) and Tenant Relocation Assistance (TRA)
  • Housing Counseling
  • Homeowner Rehabilitation and Reconstruction
  • New Multi-Family Housing Leveraged without the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)

For more information on the upcoming CDBG DR-4317 Application Training, please contact Harry E. Bozoian at 573-536-9381 or by email at harry.bozoian@ded.mo.gov.

If special accommodations are needed, including LEP provisions, please contact Harry E. Bozoian by 5 p.m. on January 31, 2024. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.

Notice: CDBG Citizen Participation Training, February 6

DED’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) will host a virtual Citizen Participation Training on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, from 3-4:30 p.m. The training will review the Citizen Participation requirements for the CDBG program. Guidance will be provided to subrecipients on the necessary steps to ensure that all citizens are meaningfully involved in important decisions at the various stages of the program, including development of the needs assessment, review of proposed activities, and review of past program performance.

Topics covered will include:

  • General Requirements
  • Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Guidance
  • Needs Assessments
  • Public Hearings
  • Citizen Participation Documentation

For more information on the upcoming CDBG Citizen Participation Training, please contact Harry E. Bozoian at 573-536-9381 or by email at harry.bozoian@ded.mo.gov.

If special accommodations are needed, including LEP provisions, please contact Harry E. Bozoian by 5 p.m. on January 31, 2024. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.

Notice: DR-4317 Application Guidelines

DED's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is opening the CDBG Disaster Recovery (DR) 4317 application cycle at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, January 16, 2024. The DR-4317 application cycle will close on April 16, 2024. CDBG will only fund applications in which all proposed activities are wholly located within one of the five zip codes identified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as “Most Impacted and in Distress” (MID). These zip codes are as follows:

  • 63935: Doniphan Area
  • 53965: Van Buren Area
  • 64850: Neosho Area
  • 65616: Branson Area
  • 65775: West Plains Area

On June 2, 2018, President Donald Trump approved Missouri’s request for a major disaster declaration (DR-4317) in response to the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of April 28 to May 11, 2017. On April 10, 2018, HUD allocated nearly $28 billion in Community Development Block Grant disaster recovery (CDBG–DR) funds for unmet needs due to the national disasters of 2017. Program categories include:

  • Infrastructure in Support of Affordable Housing
  • Downpayment Assistance
  • Local Voluntary Buyout, including Community Rehousing Incentives for Buyouts (CRIB) and Tenant Relocation Assistance (TRA)
  • Housing Counseling
  • Homeowner Rehabilitation and Reconstruction
  • New Multi-Family Housing Leveraged without the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)

Please see the links below to access the application, application guidelines, and the DR-4317 Action Plan.

Online Application 

https://missouridepartmentofeconomicdevelopment.submittable.com/submit

Application Guidelines

https://ded.mo.gov/media/pdf/dr-4317-application-guidelines

Action Plan

https://ded.mo.gov/programs/community/community-development-block-grants-disaster-recovery

For more information on the CDBG DR-4317 Program, please contact Debbie Feeback, Chief Development Officer, at debbie.feeback@ded.mo.gov or Harry E. Bozoian, CBDG Planning Specialist, at harry.bozoian@ded.mo.gov.

 

 

Notice: Industrial Infrastructure Grant Cycle

The Missouri Department of Economic Development's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is opening the CDBG Industrial Infrastructure Program at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, October 4, 2023. The Industrial Infrastructure Program is an open cycle program, meaning applications will be accepted year-round until available funding is exhausted. 

This program helps communities develop public infrastructure that allows industries to locate new facilities, expand existing facilities, prevent the closing of a facility or the relocation of a facility outside the state. Grant funds may be used for public streets, water or sewer lines, engineering and other public facilities necessary to support the private sector project. A public entity must own the facilities to be funded. Links to the online application, application documents, and application guidelines are listed below. 

For more information on the CDBG Industrial Infrastructure Program, please contact Debbie Feeback, Chief Development Officer at debbie.feeback@ded.mo.gov or Harry E. Bozoian, CBDG Planning Specialist at harry.bozoian@ded.mo.gov.

 

Notice: Downtown Revitalization Grant Cycle

DED's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is opening the CDBG Downtown Revitalization Program at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, September 6, 2023. The Downtown Revitalization Program is an open cycle program, meaning applications will be accepted year-round and reviewed at the beginning of each month until available funding is exhausted.

Downtown areas help define communities and invigorate tourism. DED administers the Downtown Revitalization Program to assist with impactful downtown improvement projects to revitalize the cultural heartbeat of communities through redevelopment. These projects eliminate slum and blight conditions on the front and selected side facades of eligible buildings in core downtown areas and address code violations for commercial structures.

Subrecipients are prohibited from using Downtown Revitalization program funds for improvements related to residential portions of mixed-use buildings. Project buildings must be situated within a downtown target area as defined by the community, in which at least 25 percent of all buildings are judged through individual surveys and documentation to be in fair and/or poor condition.

Downtown Revitalization Application Training

CDBG will offer an application training on September 19, 2023, via WebEx from 9 to 11 a.m. Registration is now available.

Online Application Link:

https://missouridepartmentofeconomicdevelopment.submittable.com/submit

Application Guidelines Link:

https://ded.mo.gov/media/pdf/downtown-revitalization-application-guidelines-2023

For more information on the CDBG Downtown Revitalization Program, please contact Debbie Feeback, Chief Development Officer, at debbie.feeback@ded.mo.gov or Harry E. Bozoian, CBDG Planning Specialist, at harry.bozoian@ded.mo.gov.