Who is Eligible for a Grant?

Authorization:

Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) are funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and are administered by the Department of Economic Development (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).

Eligible Communities:

Cities under 50,000 in population and counties under 200,000 are eligible to apply for a CDBG grant administered by the State of Missouri. Cities and counties over this limit are considered "entitlement" communities and receive funds directly from HUD. Entitlement communities include Columbia, Florissant, Independence, Jefferson City, Jefferson County and the cities within Jefferson County who have elected to participate in the County entitlement programs, Joplin, Kansas City, Lee's Summit, O'Fallon, Springfield, St. Charles, St. Joseph, St. Louis (city), St. Peters City, and St. Louis County and the cities within St. Louis County who have elected to participate in the County entitlement programs. If you are in an entitlement community and are interested in CDBG funds, contact the local city or county government offices for more information.

Missouri Entitlement Communities and Counties (ineligible for State CDBG)

Cities:  Blue Springs, Columbia, Florissant, Independence, Jefferson City, Joplin, Kansas City, Lee’s Summit, O’Fallon, Springfield, St. Charles, St. Joseph and St. Louis

Counties:  Cities within a county can either participate with the County entitlement program or opt out.  If they elect to participate in the County entitlement, they are ineligible for State CDBG. 

Jefferson County and the cities within Jefferson County who have elected to participate in the County entitlement program (Arnold , Pevely, Herculaneum, Festus, Crystal City, Kimmswick, De Soto, Olympian Village, Hillsboro, Byrnes Mill),

St. Charles County and the cities within St. Charles County who have elected to participate in the County entitlement program (Cottleville, Dardenne Prairie, Lake St. Louis, St. Paul, St. Peters, Weldon Spring, and Wentzville),

St. Louis County, and the cities within St. Louis County who have elected to participate in the County entitlement program (Ballwin, Bella Villa, Bellefontaine Neighbors, Bellerive, Bel-Nor, Bel-Ridge, Berkeley, Beverly Hills, Breckenridge Hills, Brentwood, Bridgeton, Calverton Park, Charlack, Cool Valley, Country Club Hills, Dellwood, Edmundson, Ellisville, Eureka, Fenton, Ferguson, Flordell Hills, Glen Echo Park, Glendale, Greendale, Hanley Hills, Hazelwood, Hillsdale, Jennings, Kinloch, Kirkwood, Mackenzie, Maplewood, Maryland Heights, Moline Acres, Normandy, Northwoods, Norwood Court, Olivette, Overland, Pagedale, Pasadena Hills, Pasadena Park, Pine Lawn, Richmond Heights, Riverview, Rock Hill, St. Ann, St. John, Sycamore Hills, University City, Uplands Park, Valley Park, Velda Village, Velda Village Hills, Vinita Park, Vinita Terrace, Webster Groves, Winchester, and Woodson Terrace).   In addition, Pacific (a tiny part of the city is inside St. Louis County) is ineligible for the State program for FY14; the city has opted out of the county program and will be eligible for the State program for FY15.