Community Development Block Grants Mitigation


This category provides funding for communities impacted by the DR-4317 disasters, primarily in southern Missouri, to improve resiliency to future disaster events.  Applications are periodically accepted through a competitive process.

Programs included:

Critical Facility Generators

This program increases resiliency for critical public facilities, such as fire and police stations, shelters, hospitals, and so forth. The CDBG-MIT funds will allow local communities to identify the critical facilities necessary to support community lifelines and install generators that will assist with reducing damages and loss of life. The generators will be permanent fixtures integrated into the broader systems to ensure continuity of services.

Mitigation Planning & Capacity Building

This program promotes planning to increase resiliency through updating local hazard mitigation plans, codes, and land use regulations to encourage wind engineering measures and construction techniques, and provide staffing for planning and management capacity to local governments to implement their mitigation activities.

Public Facility Hardening

This program increases resiliency and mitigation for future impacts from disasters for public facilities, public shelters, and all critical public facilities (e.g., potable water facilities, wastewater treatment facilities). CDBG-MIT funds will allow local communities to fund previously identified public facility mitigation needs and/or identify public facility mitigation needs that will harden the facility and reduce or eliminate damages and loss of life and property. Examples of specific projects include adding safe rooms to public buildings, increasing wind resistance to protect against tornadoes, and elevating a critical facility out of a flood zone. Eligible projects will ensure that engineering designs include features that mitigate against current and future disasters.

Warning Systems

This program increases resiliency and safety from future severe weather by installing warning systems in vulnerable communities. The CDBG-MIT funds will allow local communities to identify areas of vulnerable populations and install the warning systems necessary to assist with reducing damages and loss of life. Warning systems can include text alerts and other means of reaching the community to notify residents about hazardous conditions.


Jessica CatronState Disaster Recovery CoordinatorSEMADisaster Mitigation Expert
Doug HermesExecutive DirectorMissouri Association of Councils of GovernmentStatewide applicants/grant writing and administration
Steve HobbsExecutive DirectorMissouri Association of CountiesStatewide applicants (counties)
Richard SheetsExecutive DirectorMissouri Municipal LeagueStatewide applicants (municipalities)
Gerritt BrinksExecutive DirectorHarry S. Truman Coordinating CouncilMID applicants/grant writing and administration
Jason RayExecutive DirectorSouthwest Missouri Council of GovernmentsMID applicants/grant writing and administration
Cody DaltonExecutive DirectorSouth Central Ozarks Council of GovernmentsMID applicants/grant writing and administration
Maura TaylorExecutive DirectorCatholic Charities of Southern MissouriLocal sub-applicant/public service delivery
Shad BurnerRegional Manager, SoutheastMissouri Department of Economic DevelopmentMID resident and business liaison
Mark StombaughDirector, Regional Engagement DivisionMissouri Department of Economic DevelopmentMID resident and business liaison
Crystal JonesExecutive DirectorOzark Foothills Council of GovernmentsMID applicants/grant writing and administration

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?

The program application and associated documents can be found under the documents tab.

1.    Review MIT 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

FY2022 CDBG Competitive Application Guidelines

Application Examples

Need Help?


CDBG Phone: (573)751-3600


ADC vs. Admin Costs Training


CDBG Mitigation Application Training - August 2023


Program Notes
MIT Policy Manual

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