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Community Development Block Grant Program Application Training

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is hosting its next application training on the CDBG Mitigation (MIT) application and the CDBG Disaster Recovery (DR) Infrastructure application on Sept. 25, 2020. The CDBG-MIT and CDBG-DR applications are currently open to all eligible cities and counties.

The CDBG-MIT application cycle will close Oct.23, 2020, at 5 p.m. More information can be found here.

The CDBG-DR Infrastructure application cycle will close Oct. 30, 2020, at 5 p.m. More information can be found here.


CDBG Mitigation Application Cycle Now Open For 2017 Disasters
The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED)'s Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) application cycle is now open for eligible cities and counties impacted by the presidentially-declared disaster that affected the state from April 28 to May 11, 2017. More than $41 million is available to assist areas impacted by these disasters, which included severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding. Applications will be accepted from Aug. 24 to Oct. 23, 2020 Learn more.


MDNR Provides Rural Sewer Grants
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources offers Rural Sewer Grants to small communities in rural areas for the cost to construct a collection system for unsewered areas or to construct improvements to meet more stringent permit limits. Eligible applicants are public sewer districts, public water districts, and municipalities operating a wastewater treatment plant. The Department will accept applications on a first come, first served basis. If you are not certain about the eligibility of a project, please contact the Department’s Financial Assistance Center at 573-751-1192 
or Learn more and apply.


Department of Natural Resources Loans Available for Energy Improvements
Application Deadline:October 30, 2020

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is now accepting low-interest energy improvement loan applications. Public K-12 schools, public colleges and universities, local governments including municipal, county, regional and international airports, public water and wastewater treatment facilities and public and not-for-profit hospitals are eligible to compete for a total of $4.5 million for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects throughout the state. The loan application period runs from Aug. 3, 2020, through Oct. 30, 2020, for loans between $10,000 and $1 million. Loan applications will be evaluated on a competitive basis by the department’s Division of Energy. For a list of recipients or to learn more about the Energy Loan Program, please visit or contact the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Energy at 573-751-2254 or toll-free at 855-522-2796.


Economic Injury Disaster Loan – U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Application Deadline: December 21, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on small businesses, Missouri has been granted a disaster declaration by the Small Business Administration. This makes low interest disaster loans available to small businesses and private non-profits severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance for each affected small business or non-profit. These loans can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.

Rural Sewer Grants
Application Deadline: TBD

Limited funding for Rural Sewer Grants is available for Construction of a wastewater collection system for unsewered areas or construction of wastewater improvements to meet more stringent permit limits. Eligible applicants are rural public sewer districts, public water districts and communities of less than 10,000 population (applications for the greater St. Louis and Kansas City metropolitan areas are not eligible). The maximum grant amount is the lesser of 50 percent of the eligible project cost or $3,000 times the number of service connections, up to $500,000.

Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Offers Grant Assistance to Communities

Application Deadline: TBD
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) offers grant assistance to communities interested in establishing or improving habitat (for pollinators, song birds, and other wildlife, or utilizing native plants to provide ecosystem services for residents. Grants are typically between $3,000- $10,000, but MDC will accept applications up to $50,000. More information is available online.


Missouri Mainstreet Connection Grants  

Application Deadlline: Ongoing
Missouri Main Street Connection is offering three matching grant programs that will fund up to 75 percent of applicant costs. The available grants include the Affiliate, People Energizing Places and Strategic Teams Engaging Places grants. The purpose of these grant programs is to facilitate the revitalization of downtown areas in Missouri communities. More information is available online. The application deadline is ongoing.


Municipal Park Grant Commission — Planning Grants

Application Deadline: Ongoing

The Municipal Park Grant Commission initiated the Planning Grant process to assist municipalities in developing strong, well-planned, applications. This program awards grants to municipalities in order to help plan future parks and recreation projects. Unlike the construction grants, planning grants must be met by a 20% match by the municipality, and cannot exceed an award amount of $6,400. They are also awarded on an ongoing basis with applications accepted at any time during the year. 

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