Community Development Block Grants - COVID-19

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On March 27th, 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) to directly address the impacts of COVID-19. As part of the CARES Act, Congress appropriated $5 billion to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for allocation to cities and states through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Missouri has been allocated approximately $43M of these CARES Act CDBG funds (CDBG-CV funds).

CDBG-CV funds are designed to help Missouri communities prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. Eligible activities must clearly tie back to COVID-19 prevention, preparation, or response and can address a variety of unmet needs related to public services, infrastructure, economic assistance, and planning.

DED is in the process of collecting information concerning the unmet needs of Missouri communities due to the impacts of COVID-19. An existing CDBG Action Plan will be amended to include the CDBG-CV supplemental funds and the programing designed to use these funds.

CDBG-CV Action Plan

The CDBG-CV Action Plan Amendment public comment period begins March 12, 2021, and ends at 5:00 p.m. CST on March 19, 2021.

Please send all comments to CDBG via email at or by mail to:

Community Development Block Grant Program
P.O. Box 118
Jefferson City, MO 65101

CDBG-CV Action Plan Amendment (English)

CDBG-CV Action Plan Amendment (Spanish)

CDBG Application Examples
CDBG COVID-19 Guidelines and Narrative
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Intro to CDBG


CDBG-CV Application Process

CDBG-CV Categories


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Who can apply for CDBG-CV grants?
    • Units of local general government (i.e. cities, counties, villages, and towns)
      • $25M available to Non-entitlement communities
      • $18M available to Non-entitlement communities and Entitlement communities
  • How can other entities (e.g. not-for-profit, other service providers) participate in CDBG projects/applications?
    • Collaborate with your local unit of general government (UGLG) as a Subapplicant.
  • Can a nonprofit apply for CDBG-CV funds?
    • A nonprofit would need to coordinate with their unit of local government to apply on their behalf.

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The FTP is a file system that allows you to send large documents that are too big to go through email.

To upload a file to the CDBG FTP, please click the following link and enter the username and password provided below: 

Username: ded.cdbg
Password: BCSformupload2020

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