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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Grants to Minnesota Nonprofits and Agencies for Projects
to Benefit Local Low- to Moderate-Income Residents

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - City of St. Cloud

LOI Date:

01/04/21

Deadline Date:

01/22/21 4:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Minnesota nonprofit organizations, local government agencies, housing authorities, and businesses for projects to benefit low- to moderate-income residents in eligible locations. Applicants must submit a pre-application and meet with program staff prior to applying. Funding is intended to benefit St. Cloud.

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. The purpose of the CDBG Program is to benefit low to moderate-income households by developing communities through: 1) decent housing; 2) suitable living environments; and 3) expanded economic opportunities.

All CDBG funded activities must be eligible under the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 and must meet one of the three National Objectives:

  • Benefiting low and moderate income (LMI) persons;
  • Eliminating slum and blight; and/or
  • Meeting urgent need.

Eligible activities include the following:

  • Acquisition, disposition, and demolition of real property for a public purpose;
  • Rehabilitation of residential and non-residential structures;
  • Homeownership assistance;
  • Public facilities and improvements;
  • Public services;
  • Economic development; and
  • Planning and administration.

For areas of priority consideration, see https://www.ci.stcloud.mn.us/DocumentCenter/View/21015/2021-CDBG-Application-Guidelines#page=5.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166597

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$500,000

Term of Contract:

The Program Year 2021 will run from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include:
- Non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations;
- City of St. Cloud departments;
- St. Cloud Housing & Redevelopment Authority; and
- For-profit business, under certain eligible activities.

Ineligible activities include the following:
- Acquisition of furnishings, moveable equipment, machinery, and land write-downs;
- Operating and general maintenance expenses;
- Buildings or portions of buildings use for the general conduct of government;
- New housing construction;
- Any form of direct grant assistance to a business or industry (for-profit entity); and
- Income payments – series of subsistence-type payments.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- January 4, 2021: Pre-Application Deadline, 4 PM
- January 22, 2021: Final Application Deadline, 4 PM
- Mid-February: HUD Announcement of PY20 Entitlement Allocation Amount
- February 9, 2021: Tentative Planning Commission Public Hearing
- March 22, 2021: Tentative City Council Public Hearing
- July 1, 2021: CDBG Program Year 2021 Begins

Pre-Application Meeting: You will be required to contact City of St. Cloud CDBG staff to discuss your pre-application by January 4, 2021. A pre-application must be submitted before scheduling a pre-application meeting.

You may contact DeAnna Fah with the City of St. Cloud Finance Department before submitting a CDBG application to ensure compliance with federal granting requirements particularly the opening bids/quotes procedures.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Upload pre-applications: https://www.ci.stcloud.mn.us/FormCenter/CDBG-7/2021-CDBG-PreApplication-for-Funding-256.

Upload applications: https://www.ci.stcloud.mn.us/FormCenter/CDBG-7/2021-CDBG-Final-Application-for-Funding-257

Or email pre-applications and applications to Carla Berry at carla.berry@ci.stcloud.mn.us.

DeAnna Fah, Assistant Finance Director
(320) 650-3351 or deanna.fah@ci.stcloud.mn.us

St. Cloud City Hall
400 2nd St. S.
St. Cloud, MN 56301

Ph: 320-255-7218
Fx: 320-255-7258

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USA: Minnesota: St. Cloud

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