Community Development Block Grant
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federally funded grant program. 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 CDBG Consolidated Plan is prepared every five-years, and its planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing, economic, and community development needs and priorities.
The City is looking to receive input from all residents and supportive agencies to gain an understanding and develop a plan for how CDBG funds will be expended over the next five-year period. St. Cloud uses its annual allocation to provide housing programs, infrastructure, economic development activities, fair housing efforts, community facilities and public services to assist low and moderate income residents. Although these programs directly benefit individuals and families, the entire community benefits through the CDBG’s investment in the health, safety and stability of its neighborhoods.
How You Can Be Involved
Public participation is very important in helping the City plan for how the CDBG funds will be expended over the course of the next 5-years. Please help the City of St. Cloud determine its housing and community development needs by participating in the St. Cloud Housing Survey. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes. We appreciate your time and assistance in helping us plan for the next five years!
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance, please contact the Planning & Zoning Department at (320) 255-7218.
The City is required to submit an annual Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) to HUD that includes the performance and evaluation of activities funded with CDBG funds for the recently completed program year. It describes each funded activity and provides an assessment as well as information on accomplishments and performance outcomes. The report is submitted to HUD each September.
View the most recent draft of the 2018 CAPER
The city encourages citizen participation and accepts public comment on the CAPER prior to submission to HUD. The St. Cloud City Council will hold a public hearing on the draft 2018 CAPER on Monday, September 9th at 6:00 pm at St. Cloud City Hall.
- Annual Action Plans
- Consolidated Plan
- Citizen Participation Plan
- HOUSING NEEDS ANALYSIS
- FAIR HOUSING
Annual Action Plans
The City of St. Cloud is required to prepare an annual action plan to notify citizens and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) of the city's intended actions to occur during that specific program year. The action plan identified the objectives the city hopes to achieve and outlines the activities the city will undertake to achieve those objectives.
PY2018 Annual Action Plan
PY2017 Annual Action Plan
PY2016 Annual Action Plan
PY2015 Annual Action Plan
PY2014 Annual Action Plan
PY2013 Annual Action Plan (Revised 10/7/14)
PY2012 Annual Action Plan (Revised 10/7/14)
PY2011 Annual Action Plan
- Expand and maintain affordable housing
- Invest in core neighborhoods through affordable housing, sustainable economic development, and other supportive activities
- Assist homeless and those at-risk of homelessness
- Assist special needs clientele to provide affordable and accessible housing
- Provide fair housing education and outreach to households and property owners
- Partner to address the needs of public infrastructure, facilities, and parks
Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Reports
The City of St. Cloud is required to prepare an assessment of its accomplishments toward meeting the priority goals outlined in the 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan to citizens and HUD. This annual assessment is known as the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). The CAPER provides a review and evaluation of the City of St. Cloud’s progress toward meeting the annual goals and outcomes as outlined in the PY2010 Annual Action Plan and larger five year goals identified in the Consolidated Plan.
PY2014 CAPER and PY2014 HUD Consolidated Plan End-of-Year Review
PY2013 CAPER and PY2013 HUD Consolidated Plan End-of-Year Review
PY2012 CAPER and PY2012 HUD Consolidated Plan End-of-Year Review
PY2011 CAPER and PY2011 HUD Consolidated Plan End-of-Year Review
PY2010 CAPER and PY2010 HUD Consolidated Plan End-of-Year Review
Citizen Participation Plan
The City of St. Cloud encourages citizen participation in all aspects of government and particularly through its CDBG program.
Housing Needs Analysis
In January 2013, the City of St. Cloud, in partnership with several community stakeholders, commissioned a housing assessment to enhance the understanding of housing and homeless issues throughout the community.
An update of this study was completed in 2019. The assessment is intended to quantify the supply and demand for the full range of the housing spectrum in St. Cloud.