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.

Five Year CDBG Con Plan

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!

St. Cloud Housing Survey

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. 

  1. Annual Action Plans
  2. Consolidated Plan
  4. Citizen Participation Plan

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