Community Development Block Grants 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.

On June 2, 2018, President Donald Trump approved Missouri’s request for a major disaster declaration (DR-4317) in response to the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of April 28 to May 11, 2017. On April 10, 2018, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocated nearly $28 billion in Community Development Block Grant disaster recovery (CDBG–DR) funds for unmet needs due to the national disasters of 2017.  Of that 28 billion, Missouri will receive an allocation of $58,535,000 in disaster recovery funds to help alleviate the unmet housing, infrastructure, and economic.

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This category provides funding for communities impacted by the DR-4317 disasters, primarily in southern Missouri, with a primary objective of addressing unmet housing needs. Applications are periodically accepted through a competitive process.

Programs included:

Affordable Multi-Family Rental Recovery

Provides funding for new construction of affordable multi-family rental housing units in areas impacted by the flooding event.  Development teams may leverage a variety of funding sources, including LIHTC funding.

Down Payment Assistance

This program provides funding for low-to-moderate income persons wishing to buy into affordable housing stock, outside of a floodplain or disaster risk reduction area, within the subrecipient’s jurisdiction.

Infrastructure in Support of Affordable Housing

This program provides funding for construction of publicly-owned infrastructure, including but not limited to sidewalks, roads, water, sewer, and stormwater, as well as related activities, such as site clearance/demolition and engineering/design of publicly-owned infrastructure, which are necessary to support the development of affordable owner-occupied housing.

Voluntary Buyouts

This program allows subrecipients to acquire residential real property with tiebacks to the  2017 flooding event,  as well as clearance and demolition to remove all associated structures from the floodplain. Properties are required to be maintained as open space and returned to a natural floodplain function.


Notice: Now Accepting Public Comments for Proposed CDBG DR-4317 Action Plan Amendment 5

The State of Missouri is accepting public comments for the proposed CDBG DR-4317 Action Plan Amendment 5. Details, including content of the proposed amendment and deadlines for public comment, are provided below.

The CDBG program has prepared an amendment to the DR-4317 Action Plan in response to needs expressed by partner agencies and community stakeholders. The changes create increased flexibility in the types of projects that may occur under the program to provide additional housing opportunities within disaster-affected communities. These changes include:

  • The addition of eligible activities under the DR-4317. These eligible activities include: Housing Counseling (6), Homeowner Rehabilitation (5), Multi-Family Housing Recovery without LIHTC (4.2)
  • Expansion of the infrastructure in support of affordable housing category to also support housing recovery efforts
  • Updates the guidelines to state that privately constructed housing must meet a CDBG-DR National Objective
  • Clarification that a developer should meet a nationally recognized housing construction and energy efficiency standard, but is not required to be HQS
  • Revision to clearly state that developers must meet either the LMI Area National Objective or the LMH National Objective
  • Clarification that the State may award grants directly to UGLGs to partner with Development Teams for projects leveraging LIHTC

The CDBG DR-4317 Action Plan Amendment 5 may be accessed here (English version) and here (Spanish version).

Public comments will be accepted until Friday, August 11, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.

If there are any questions, or for submittal of formal comment, please contact the Missouri Department of Economic Development's CDBG program at or 573-751-3600.

For more information on past CDBG-DR disaster periods, please see the Disaster Information section below.

Do I Qualify?

Eligible applicants are units of general local government (UGLGs), cities and counties only, within the 55 Presidentially Declared Disaster counties under DR-4317.  Those entities may also make applications “on-behalf of” eligible entities whereby the sub-applicant is provided the CDBG- DR funds for their use to carry out the agreed upon, eligible activities. Additional eligibility requirements may apply by specific program.


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?

Multi-Family Rental Recovery in Partnership with LIHTC

1.    Review AMRR Application Guidelines and Policy

2.    Upload proposal to the CDBG MoFTP using username: ded.cdbg and password: BCSformupload2020 by DATE

NOTE: Ensure that communication occurs between municipality/county (UGLG) and Developer to submit consistent information between UGLG’s CDBG proposal and Developer’s MHDC application.


All Other Application Types

1.    Review DR-4317 Application Guidelines and project-specific Policy

2.    Sign in or create an account in Submittable

3.    Create an application and add Collaborators

4.    Submit application by DATE

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

6.    Address application inaccuracies sent via Submittable

Application examples

2022 DR-4317 Application Guidelines

The DR-4317 Application and Guidelines are available

2022 Affordable Multi-family Rental Recovery

DR-4317 Process Overview

All Development Teams interested in receiving State of Missouri CDBG-DR Affordable Multi-family Rental Recovery (AMRR) funding are required to submit a proposal, and receive a Letter of Intent from State of Missouri DED, prior to submitting an CDBG application as part of the Development Team’s LIHTC application. The Development Team must partner with a Unit of General Local Government (UGLG), who shall be the main applicant for CDBG-DR funding and shall enter into an applicant/ subapplicant agreement with an eligible non-profit entity. The non-profit entity shall enter into a Developer’s Agreement with the Development Team submitting the LIHTC application.

DR-4451 Process Overview

All Development Teams interested in receiving CDBG-DR Affordable Multi-family Rental Recovery (AMRR) funding are required to submit a proposal, and receive a Letter of Intent from a 4451 subrecipient, prior to submitting the Development Team’s LIHTC application. The Development Team’s non-profit entity must enter into an applicant/ subapplicant agreement with the 4451 subrecipient. The non-profit entity shall enter into a Developer’s Agreement with the Development Team submitting the LIHTC application.

Proposals must be submitted via FTP no later than 5 pm on September 5, 2022 to be considered for a Letter of Intent.

9/18/20 – Program and Application Overview + Application Walk Through

9/25/20 – Developing A Project Budget: Administrative vs. Activity Delivery Costs

10/2/20 – LEP Four Factor Analysis and Citizen Participation

10/9/20 – Environmental Review

Need Help?


CDBG Phone: (573)751-3600

Quick help links

CDBG-MIT & CDBG-DR Application Training

ADC vs. Admin Costs Training


Program Notes


DR Policy Manual

The CDBG Administrative Manual is available on the program's document webpage.

2019 Disaster


Active Action Plan

Action Plan Archive

2017 Disaster


Active Action Plan

Action Plan Archive

2013 Disaster

2013 Disaster HUD Grant Agreement

Disaster Federal Register Notice

Active Action Plan

2013 Disaster FEMA MO Declared Counties

2013 Activities Consistent with Action Plan

2013 Contract Reporting

2012 Disaster

Activities Consistent with Action Plan

2008 Disaster

2008 Activities Consistent with Action Plan

Citizen Participation

The Department addresses Citizen Participation for all CDBG projects in its Consolidated Plan document

For each disaster supplemental appropriation, any variation to the Citizen Participation Plan is addressed in the relevant Disaster Acation Plan and Disaster Application and Guidelines

Quarterly Reports
Contract Reporting
CDBG-DR Bid Opportunities

Current Bid Opportunities

Awarded Contracts