DED awards nearly $11 million through the Community Development Block Grant Program to 22 communities for improvement projects

The Department of Economic Development (DED) announced today it has awarded a total of nearly $11 million to 22 communities through its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program to assist with various improvement projects.

“Maintaining infrastructure is vital to keeping Missourians safe and communities strong,” said Governor Mike Parson. “The Community Development Block Grant Program is another way we’re investing in critical infrastructure and improving public safety statewide. These grants are funding projects that benefit communities’ wellbeing while increasing their capacity for future economic growth.”

Funded projects include street and roadway repairs, stormwater and drainage improvements, demolition of dilapidated structures, and construction of new public facilities.

“Projects funded through the Community Development Block Grant Program help Missourians prosper by making needed improvements to the infrastructure and facilities they rely on every day,” said Michelle Hataway, Acting Director of the Department of Economic Development. “As a result of this program, communities are provided opportunities for growth that strengthen our entire state’s economy.”

About the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)

CDBG programs are designed to support the well-being of Missouri communities and create greater capacity for growth, whether by addressing local health and safety concerns or improving local facilities, such as senior centers and community centers. Grants are available in a variety of categories and can be utilized for a variety of community development initiatives.

For questions or to learn more about the CDBG program and CDBG categories, visit or contact

About the Missouri Department of Economic Development

The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) works to create an environment that encourages economic growth by supporting Missouri’s businesses and diverse industries, strengthening our communities, developing a talented and skilled workforce, and maintaining a high quality of life. Through its various initiatives, DED is helping create opportunities for Missourians to prosper.

For the latest updates on DED’s current or future programs and initiatives, visit DED’s website.


Fiscal Year 2022 CDBG grant award recipients:



Grant total

City of Ava 

Street Rehabilitation and Improvements 


City of Holcomb

Street and Drainage Improvements 


City of Scott City 

Drainage Improvements 


City of Williamsville 

Community Center Roof Replacement 


Village of Stoutland 

Residential Demolition 


County of Pemiscot 

Bridge Replacement 


Village of Holliday

Residential Demolition 


City of Dexter 

Street Improvements 


City of Morehouse 

Street and Drainage Improvements 


City of Palmyra 

Street, Bridge, and Detention Basin Improvements 


City of Meta 

Stormwater Drainage Improvements 


County of Ripley 

Career Center Renovation 


City of Irondale 

Community Building Improvements 


City of Arbyrd 

Street Improvements 


City of Potosi 

Bridge Replacement 


County of Phelps 

Senior Center Improvements 


City of Mountain Grove 

Street Improvements 


County of Dunklin 

Road Improvements 


County of Douglas 

Maintenance Shed Improvements 


County of Shannon

Senior Center Improvements 


City of Henrietta 

Residential Demolition 


County of Howell 

Client Services Building Improvements 


Total funds awarded: $10,940,050