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.

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The City of St. Cloud is requesting proposals for activities to be funded through the Program Year 2017 CDBG program.  Grant requirements include:

  • Agency must be certified non-profit and properly licensed and in good-standing with local, state and federal governments.
  • Proposed project must meet a National Objective and benefit persons of low-to-moderate income.
  • The project must be able to comply with federal procurement and contracting standards as well as federal labor standards.
  • The project must be able to quantify and report demographic information of clients served.
Potential applicants for the CDBG program should review the eligibility requirements, program regulations, and grant policies and procedures found in the CDBG Application Manual.  Priority consideration and funding will be given to applications fulfilling goals outlined in the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan.

To be considered for CDBG funding, the following forms must be completed:

Pre-Application - must be submitted by December 30, 2017 at 4:00 pm
After submitting the pre-application, contact City of St. Cloud Planning Department to schedule the required pre-application meeting.

Final Application - must be submitted by January 6, 2017 at 4:00 pm
  1. Consolidated Plan
  2. Annual Action Plans
  3. CAPERS
  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.

The 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan identifies the following housing and community development priorities for utilizing HUD funding:

  • Expand and maintain affordable housing
  • Invest in core neighborhoods through affordable housing, sustainable economic development, and other supportive activities
  • Assist homeless and those at-risk of homelessness
  • Assist special needs clientele to provide affordable and accessible housing
  • Provide fair housing education and outreach to households and property owners
  • Partner to address the needs of public infrastructure, facilities, and parks