Missouri’s Department of Economic Development (DED)’s CDBG Downtown Revitalization Program opens TODAY!
DED’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program will help downtown areas define communities and invigorate tourism. DED administers the CDBG Downtown Revitalization Program to assist with impactful downtown improvement projects to revitalize the cultural heartbeat of communities through redevelopment. These projects eliminate slum and blight conditions on the front and selected side facades of eligible buildings in core downtown areas and address code violations for commercial structures. Subrecipients are prohibited from using Downtown Revitalization program funds for improvements related to residential portions of mixed-use buildings. Project buildings must be situated within a downtown target area as defined by the community, in which at least 25 percent of all buildings are judged through individual surveys and documentation to be in fair and/or poor condition. Applications will open Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. Deadline: Applications will be accepted year-round and reviewed at the beginning of each month until available funding is exhausted.
DED will offer an application training on September 19, 2023, via WebEx from 9 to 11 a.m. Registration is now available.