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.

Request for Proposals

The City of St. Cloud is now accepting proposals for eligible program or projects to receive funding from the Program Year 2018 Community Development Block Program (CDBG). In order to receive funds from the CDBG program, eligible applicants must demonstrate conformance with requirements mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development including documenting the benefit of the proposed program or project to low-to-moderate income persons.  

The City anticipates an estimated $500,000 in funding in Program Year 2018. Potential applications should review the City of St. Cloud CDBG Application Guidelines to review eligibility criteria and federal program requirements.

The Pre-Application is due by Friday, January 5th by 4:00 pm. The Final Application is due by Friday, January 19th by 4:00 pm. Late applications will not be accepted. Completed applications are to be emailed to

The applicant is required to comply with all contract and applicable local and HUD requirements including environmental reviews, Section 3 and the Davis Bacon Act requirements as applicable. 
  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.

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