Community Development Block Grants
Every year, the State of Missouri enters into a contractual relationship with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) accepting receipt of the Community Development Block Grant funds. The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program offers grants to small Missouri communities to improve local facilities, address critical health and safety concerns, and develop a greater capacity for growth. Funds are offered for projects that can range from housing and street repairs to industrial loans and job training. State CDBG funds are only available to non-entitlement areas (incorporated municipalities under 50,000 and counties under 200,000 in population).
The maximum amount of funding limits vary, depending on the type of project. And depending on the funding category, applications are either accepted on a continuous cycle throughout the year or have a specific deadline.
Infrastructure is the foundation upon which all economic development takes place and thrives. The redevelopment of abandoned, blighted or under-utilized properties in Missouri communities is a important economic development strategy. By offering resources to enhance a community’s quality of life, CDBG funds help sustain the community with technical and financial assistance.
Contact our office (660-465-7281, ext. 6) with your questions about Community Development Block Grants.
Demolition Grants Update
In June 2016, the cities of Kahoka, Rutledge, and Memphis received good news – their demolition grants were funded! Kahoka was awarded $182,160 for 14 residential structures and 2 commercial structures, Rutledge was awarded $138,757 for 14 residential structures and 5 commercial structures, and Memphis was awarded $102,333 for 10 residential structures and 1 commercial structure. Congratulations!
In 2013, the Cities of Novinger and Downing were awarded CDBG Demolition funds! The city of Novinger was approved for a $118,340 grant to demolish 16 residential structures and one commercial structure. In the spring of 2015, this was accomplished. With a small amount of funds still to use, another bid tour will be held in the fall. The city of Downing was approved for a $84,860 grant to demolish 2 residential structures and 6 commercial structures. In the spring of 2015, Downing completed the demolitions.
Progress for the City of Wayland
The City of Wayland has almost completed their Water System Project. New water lines around the city and a water tower being erected. Thanks to Lake Construction of New London MO and D & L Excavating Inc. of Liberty IL.
Water/Wastewater Grants Update
In May 2014, the City of Wayland was awarded CDBG funds for their Water System Project.
In May 2014, the City of Brashear was awarded CDBG funds for their Wastewater Treatment Facility Improvement Project.
In June 2015, the City of Lewistown was awarded CDBG funds for their Wastewater Treatment Facility Improvement Project.
In August 2015, the City of Knox City was awarded CDBG funds for their Wastewater Treatment Facility Improvement Project.