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.

Program Year 2020 Application

2020 CDBG Applications are now open. A Pre-Application is required before applicants can complete the Final Application. Please review the 2020 Application Guidelines before completing the applications. We encourage applicants to discuss potential projects with CDBG staff to ensure projects will meet national objectives and local priorities and needs, and are eligible activities permitted by the CDBG program. 

Eligible applicants may include: non-profit agencies, housing authorities, governmental agencies, quasi-governmental agencies, and in some cases for-profit businesses, that provide services to low and moderate income residents.

Eligible projects must meet one of three national objectives: (1) benefit low-and moderate-income residents, or (2) prevent or eliminate slums and blight, or (3) meet an urgent need.

Pre-Application Deadline: Friday, January 3, 2020 by 4:00 pm. 

Final Application Deadline: Friday, January 17, 2020 by 4:00 pm. 

Important dates for 2020 CDBG are:
January 3, 2020: Pre-Application Deadline
January 17, 2020: Final Application Deadline
February 11, 2020: Planning Commission’s Public Hearing
March 9, 2020: City Council’s Public Hearing
July 1, 2020: CDBG Program Year 2020 Begins​

​2020 - 2025 Consolidated Plan

​As an Entitlement Community, HUD requires the City of St. Cloud develop a five-year Consolidated Plan that articulates the goals and high priority needs important to the community as it relates to housing and community development. These goals and priorities become the basis for each annual funding allocation during the Consolidated Plan five-year period.

The DRAFT 2020-2025 Consolidated Plan and DRAFT Analysis of Impediment to Fair Housing Choice is available for review and comment and will be presented to the Planning Commission on February 11 at 6pm in the City Council Chambers at City Hall. On March 9, at a regular City Council meeting starting at 6pm, the City Council will take action on the DRAFT 2020-2025 Consolidated Plan.

​Written comments should be directed to: Carla Berry, Senior Planner, City of St. Cloud, 400 2nd Street South, St. Cloud, MN 56301 or via email at

  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.

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