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.

Public Hearing on a Substantial Amendment to the 2020 Annual Action Plan and CDBG-CV Emergency Funding

The City of St. Cloud invites public comment on amending the City of St. Cloud Program Year 2020 Action Plan so as to prevent, prepare for and respond to the impacts of Coronavirus by modifying previously awarded projects and incorporating CDBG-CV Emergency Funding Plan. The City of St. Cloud expects to receive $640,482 in PY2020 CDBG funding and $370,891 in emergency CDBG-CV funding.

PY2020 CDBG Annual Action Plan
The proposed substantial amendment allow Boys & Girls Club of Central Minnesota and Pathways 4 Youth to reprogram their previously awarded funds from capital building improvements to operating costs resulting from Coronavirus.

CDBG-CV Emergency Funds
In response to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development authorized CDBG-CV funds to be used to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19. On April 13, 2020, the St. Cloud City Council adopted an emergency plan focusing funds on sheltering, food service and public facilities modifications. To meet the unique needs of low-and-moderate income persons in the community during the Coronavirus pandemic, the following activities are eligible for CDBG-CV emergency funds:

​Place of Hope – Fourth Floor Building Improvements
​Place of Hope – Community Meal Service Increase
​Homeless Helping Homeless – Temporary Hotel Sheltering Program
​Anna Marie’s Alliance – Temporary Hotel Sheltering Program
​Anna Marie’s Alliance – Food Service for Off-Site
​Sheltering Salvation Army – Food Shelf Demand Increase
​Catholic Charities – Food Shelf Demand Increase
​St. Cloud HRA – Facilities Sanitizing/Operating Supplies
​City of St. Cloud – Eastman Park Temporary Facilities
​City of St. Cloud – Administration
​Promise Neighborhood – Food Shelf Demand and Meal Program
​ISD742 LEAF – Temporary Hotel Sheltering Program

​Comments may be submitted to no later than 3:15 p.m. on Monday, July 20, 2020. A public hearing will be conducted on Monday, July 20, 2020 by the St. Cloud City Council at 6:00 p.m.

​Members of the public can monitor the City Council meeting by watching on Gov TV channel 181 in St. Cloud or by streaming on

  1. Annual Action Plans
  2. Consolidated Plan
  4. Citizen Participation Plan

Annual Action Plans

The City of St. Cloud is required to prepare an annual action plan to notify citizens and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) of the city's intended actions to occur during that specific program year. The action plan identified the objectives the city hopes to achieve and outlines the activities the city will undertake to achieve those objectives.

PY2020 Annual Action Plan (draft)
PY2019 Annual Action Plan
PY2018 Annual Action Plan
PY2017 Annual Action Plan
PY2016 Annual Action Plan
PY2015 Annual Action Plan
PY2014 Annual Action Plan
PY2013 Annual Action Plan (Revised 10/7/14)
PY2012 Annual Action Plan (Revised 10/7/14)
PY2011 Annual Action Plan