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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Grants to Minnesota Nonprofits and Public Agencies in
Eligible Regions for Economic and Neighborhood Revitalization

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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

LOI Date:

01/03/20

Deadline Date:

01/17/20 4:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Minnesota nonprofit organizations, local government agencies and housing authorities, and, in certain cases, businesses for a range of neighborhood development activities in eligible regions. Applicants must submit an LOI and attend a meeting with staff prior to applying. Funding is intended for community revitalization and economic development, and for providing improved facilities and services to the residents of St. Cloud.

CDBG-funded projects must satisfy one of the three national program objectives:

  1. Provide a benefit to low and moderate income persons,
  2. Prevent or eliminate slums and blight, or
  3. Meet an urgent need.

Priority consideration and funding is given to applicants in the following goal areas:

  • Neighborhoods
  • Public infrastructure
  • Jobs
  • Public Services
  • Community Facilities
  • Fair Housing

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
  • Planning and administration

For information about application review criteria, see: https://www.ci.stcloud.mn.us/DocumentCenter/View/19368/2020-CDBG-Application-Guidelines#page=6

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166597

Term of Contract:

The CDBG program year begins July 1, 2020 and ends on June 30, 2021.

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

Not Funded:
- 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-proposal Conference:

Applicants are required to contact City of St. Cloud CDBG staff to schedule a pre-application meeting by January 3, 2020 (see details in Contact Information, below). The pre-application meeting provides an opportunity for City staff to meet stakeholders, determine if your proposed activity is eligible for CDBG funds, and answer any questions related to preparation/submittal of your final CDBG application.

A pre-application must be submitted before scheduling a pre-application meeting.

Pre-Application Information:

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

The final application deadline is 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
- August/September 2020: Subrecipient and Mayor Review and Finalize Subreciepient Agreement
- September, December, March & June: Quarterly Reports Due
- December & April: On-Site Monitoring Visits
- June 30, 2021: CDBG Program Year 2020 Ends

Applicants 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 the pre-application and the final application here: https://www.ci.stcloud.mn.us/FormCenter/CDBG-7/2020-CDBG-PreApplication-for-Funding-228

Or email to Carla Berry at: carla.berry@ci.stcloud.mn.us

Schedule a pre-application meeting with:
Carla Berry, Senior Planner
P: (320) 255-7218

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

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

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