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.

Public Comments Period

Recovery Housing Program FY2020 and FY2021 Action Plan

The Missouri Department of Mental Health, in partnership with the Missouri Department of Economic Development, has prepared an action plan for the pilot Recovery Housing Program, which is now available for public comment. This program will provide housing assistance to individuals with substance abuse disorders in the St. Louis metro area. The action plan includes a summary of needs and existing resources, description of how funds may be used and eligible subrecipients, as well as anticipated outcomes and expenditures.

Comments will be recorded on the FY2020 CAPER once the public comment period has ended. This comment period will be open for 30 days, from Saturday, October 9, through 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. Comments may be submitted by emailing

Upcoming Trainings

Q&A Session for DOB, LVBOP, URA and CRIB Policies

The Missouri Department of Economic Development's Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program has posted the state policy for Duplication of Benefits (DOB), Local Voluntary Buyout Program (LVBOP), Uniform Relocation Act Relocation Assistance (URA), and the Community Rehousing Incentive for Buyouts (CRIB) along with a short training video for each policy.

Click here to view policies and on demand training videos.

On Tuesday, October 19, 2021, CDBG will host a virtual Question and Answer (Q&A) Session to address any questions that communities, Regional Planning Commissions, Local Units of Governments, and Local Grant Administrators may have after reviewing these updated policies.

October 19, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
To participate, click here.

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

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.
 Business Development
These CDBG programs help communities grow local businesses, attract new ones, and provide crucial capital to spur entrepreneurism. Small businesses play a vital role in our state's economy, providing nearly half of all private sector jobs.
 Action Fund Loan
Cities and counties can apply on the behalf of a small business to help them secure capital needed to start-up or expand after they have exhausted all other sources.
 Interim Financing Loan
Local government can provide a short term loan to certain types of for-profit companies that need funds for start-up or expansion and have exhausted other sources.
Through this program, cities and counties can design a revolving loan program to help small businesses grow or to facilitate other revitalizations/redevelopment projects that will result in job creation or retention.
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