Community Development Block Grants Competitive Cycle


FY23/24 Application Cycle to Now Open!


This category allows communities to apply for improvements to nearly any publicly-owned facility or infrastructure, as well as the clearance of vacant, dilapidated buildings.

Programs included:

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.

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.


These grants help Missouri communities with demolition of vacant, dilapidated structures (primarily residential) in blighted areas and that present safety hazards.

Do I Qualify?

Community Facilities

Eligibility requirements: 

  • Applications that prove a need for the facility to serve a large portion of the public and implement a variety of services and programs will receive consideration.
  • Education and health/well-being programs are priorities.  The facility must establish its ability to sustain the operation long after construction is complete. The Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit Program and USDA Rural Development are programs where CDBG funds may match a larger project.
  • At least 51% of the population of the beneficiaries served must be low to moderate-income persons.

Eligible Uses:

Community facilities, including senior centers, day care centers, community centers, youth centers, 911 services, rural health clinics (facilities without state funding), telecommunications, and others designed to provide a service or group of services from one central location for a prescribed area of residents or users.  This may include the infrastructure necessary to support the facility, as well.  A local government or non-profit agency must own the facility.  It is the responsibility of the city/county applicant to ensure the non-profit status of the entity seeking assistance.  The non-profit organization must have adequate operating funds and management structure to successfully operate the facility. 

Funding Limits:

Current limit is $500,000 or $5,000 per benefitting household. 

General Infrastructure

Program Benefits/Eligible Uses:
Grants may be used for construction for publicly owned infrastructure. Operation and maintenance activities are not eligible.

Funding Limits:
The maximum amount any applicant can apply for is $500,000 or $5,000 per household. 


Eligibility Criteria: 
Communities participating in this activity must, at a minimum, determine blighted structures by applying existing dangerous building ordinance, building code level of violation or applicable occupancy or habitability designation or code violation in a manner consistent with their ordinance.

Program Benefits/Eligible Uses: 
Eligible uses of the funds are demolition, plus necessary professional services such as asbestos inspection and demolition inspection. 

Funding Limits: 
Current limit is $200,000 for residential only and $300,000 including commercial.

LMI National Objective

Any community attempting to qualify a project under the LMI Area Benefit (LMA) National Objective by Census must use the FY 2023 ACS 5-Year 2011-2015 Low- and Moderate-Income Summary Data, available on HUD’s website (accessed here).  Data may be accessed on the right hand column of the website by selecting “Local Government Summaries” for municipal- and county-level data, or one of the other dataset links for other defined Census geographies. 

**Please note that, at this time, HUD has not updated its LMI Mapping Tool with FY23 data so this should not be used to determine your project’s eligibility.

FY23 Income Limits

HUD has published the new income limits for any local income surveys.

How Do I Apply?

1.    Review FY23/24 Application Guidelines 

2.    Sign in or create an account in Submittable

3.    Create an application and add Collaborators

4.    Submit application by 5 p.m. Sept. 6, 2024

5.    Applications will be reviewed for completeness and accuracy by CDBG Staff

6.    Address application inaccuracies sent via Submittable

FY2023/24 CDBG Competitive Application Guidelines

Example Forms for Application:

May 2024 - CDBG Competitive Cycle Application Training

Need Help?

For general questions, contact the CDBG office:


CDBG Phone: (573)751-3600


Application Help

2024 Submittable Companion Guide

FY2023 - FY2024 Application Companion Guide