Community Development Block Grants

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.

For a list of CDBG Staff Contacts and the Project Administrators List, click here.

Community Engagement

Public Notice

CDBG FY 2022 Application Cycle Now Open!

The Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program has opened the FY 2022 Competitive Cycle.

Applications to the CDBG program will be accepted through the Submittable platform in an effort to improve the ease of application intake and processing. Upcoming application workshops will include training on creating a Submittable account, adding contributors to an application, and how to complete the forms entirely and accurately. As a result of the transition to Submittable, the CDBG program will not be offering a courtesy review of applications.

FY 2022 Competitive Cycle

The FY 2022 Competitive Cycle application and guidelines are available today, September 19, 2022! The application can be completed and submitted via the Submittable platform, and will be due no later than December 19, 2022, at 5 p.m.

Categories for applications include:

Applications will be reviewed and scored with grants competitively awarded based on scores within the category maximums established by the FY22 Action Plan (public draft available here) currently under review by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Application Workshop

To assist applicants with the new process, the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) will be hosting a virtual application workshop for all cities and counties interested in the program that will cover how to use the Submittable program and the application process. Registration is required for this virtual workshop and may be completed using the link below.

FY 2022 CDBG Competitive Cycle Application Workshop

Thursday, September 29 | 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

WebEx (Virtual)


Updated Section 3 Regulations

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today the release of the final rule implementing the “Section 3” statute. Section 3 requires that recipients of certain HUD funds make economic opportunities available for low- and very low-income individuals, especially recipients of government assistance for housing, living in the areas where HUD funds are spent. An “interim rule” has been in effect since 1994.  The final rule is designed to improve a focus on economic opportunity outcomes while simultaneously reducing the regulatory burden on those entities that receive those funds.

The new Section 3 regulation will be fully implemented starting July 1, 2021.

For further updates, visit the CDBG Section 3 webpage.

View the latest Action Plans and Manuals

Income Limits - Area Definitions
Income Limits
LMI Data
HUD LMI Mapping Tool

Upload Program Documents

Upload Program Application(s) and Documents

The FTP is a file system that allows you to send large documents that are too big to go through email. Sending documents through FTP can also help you save space in your inbox!

To upload a file to the CDBG FTP, please click the following link and enter the username and password provided below: 

Username: ded.cdbg
Password: BCSformupload2020

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Notice of Current Funding Availabilities

There are no current Notice of Current Funding Availabilities (NOFAs). Please check back at a later date.

Funding Opportunities

Who is Eligible?

Cities under 50,000 in population and counties under 200,000.


42 USC § 5301 et seq., 24 C.F.R. Part 570; and Missouri’s “Consolidated Plan” submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

CDBG Categories:

CDBG-CV funds are designed to help Missouri communities prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. Eligible activities must clearly tie back to COVID-19 prevention, preparation, or response and can address a variety of unmet needs related to public services, infrastructure, economic assistance, and planning.
 General Infrastructure
This program helps Missouri communities strengthen its local economy by improving local public infrastructure, streets, drainage, and bridges. Reliable and sustainable infrastructure helps support the business community as well as residents.
 Industrial Infrastructure
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.
This program helps communities establish or improve local water or sewer systems. Grants may be used for construction that is related to water treatment and distribution, and sewer treatment and collection for publicly owned systems.
These grants help Missouri communities with demolition of vacant, dilapidated structures (primarily residential) in blighted areas and that present safety hazards.
 Workforce Training Initiative
The Department of Economic Development is now using Community Development Block Grant funding as part of a new initiative to support job training centers in Missouri. Through the Workforce Training Initiative, DED is making available a combination of CDBG, NAP, and YOP funds to help nonprofit organizations cover the cost of training needs and address gaps in quality job training opportunities throughout the state. To learn more about how the initiative can benefit your organization, click the header above.
This program provides assistance to communities to address conditions that pose a serious and immediate threat to the health and welfare of the community. The need must be a serious threat to health or safety, be immediate, have developed or greatly intensified within the past 18 months, and be unique in relation to the problem not existing in all other communities within the state.
 Disaster Recovery
These grants assist local communities and other entities with long-term recovery, restoration of infrastructure and economic revitalization related to specific Presidentially-declared disasters.
 Long Term Recovery
These funds are used to assist non-entitlement local units of government in addressing emergency housing, public facility, infrastructure, and business assistance needs that occur as a result of natural or manmade disasters. Such assistance may include, but is not limited to: acquisition/demolition, housing replacement, road repairs, storm water drainage and public facilities.
These grants assist local communities and other entities coordinate efforts in mitigation and resilience for future disasters. CDBG Mitigation assistance in areas impacted by recent disasters helps carry out long-term strategic and high-impact activities to ease disaster risks and reduce future losses.
 Neighborhood Stabilization Program
This program helped Missouri communities acquire, rehabilitate, and resale foreclosed homes to income qualifying persons/families. Resale was limited to persons/families of low, moderate and middle income (LMMI) status.
 Community Facilities
This program helps Missouri communities construct facilities that will serve a large portion of the public with a variety of services. With education and health/well-being programs taking priority, communities can utilize this program to construct senior centers, day care centers, rural health clinics, telecommunications, and 911 services, among others.
 Downtown Revitalization
Improve the cultural heartbeat of your community by redeveloping your downtown. Re-polish those blighted Main Streets and Broadways that help define your town and reinvigorate tourism. Note: this program is being rebuilt and applications/guidelines are expected to be made available in Fall 2022.

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