Community Development Block Grant

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federally funded grant program. CDBG funds are awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to qualifying communities to carry out a wide range of community development activities directed toward neighborhood revitalization, economic development, and providing improved community facilities and services.

In order to qualify, CDBG-funded projects must satisfy one of the three national program objectives:

  • Provide a benefit to low and moderate income persons,
  • Prevent or eliminate slums and blight, or
  • Meet other urgent community development needs due to natural disasters or other emergencies.
Typical uses of CDBG funds in the City include rehabilitation of single-family homes, park improvements, construction of public facilities and improvements (such as water and sewer facilities and streets), ADA improvements and support for community based organizations.

The St. Cloud City Council reviewed the PY2016 CDBG applications at their April 18, 2016 meeting and again at a special meeting on April 25, 2016.  The following activities were authorized:

 Proposed Activity  Funding Amount
Neighborhood Code Enforcement $140,000
St. Cloud HRA - Single Family Housing Rehabilitation Program $237,014
Anna Marie's Technology Replacement $15,000
Central MN Mental Health Center Accessibility/Safety $30,000
Lutheran Social Services - Crisis Nursery $10,000
Program Administration $105,503

  1. Consolidated Plan
  2. Annual Action Plans
  4. Citizen Participation Plan
  5. Community Housing Study
Consolidated Plan
The City of St. Cloud is required to prepare a five-year Consolidated Plan for long-term planning purposes. It describes community development priorities and the multi-year goals based on an assessment of housing and community development needs, an analysis of housing and economic market conditions, and available resources.
2015-2019 Consolidated Plan
2010-2014 Consolidated Plan