Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

St. Charles County is the responsible agency for the St. Charles Urban County, a cooperative arrangement of the cities of St. Peters, St. Charles, Lake Saint Louis, Cottleville, Wentzville, Weldon Spring, New Melle, St. Paul and unincorporated areas of St. Charles County, to collectively receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds directly from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The CDBG program provides communities with resources to revitalize neighborhoods, expand affordable housing and economic opportunities, and/or improve community facilities and services for low- and moderate-income households.

Since June 1, 2017, the City of St. Charles has been administering the day-to-day operations of the St. Charles Urban County CDBG Home Improvement Loan program, Property Maintenance Program, Emergency Repair Program, and Transportation Services Program. For more information, please contact:

St. Charles County, MO - COVID19 Community Needs Ranking Survey

Please take this one-minute survey:

St. Charles County seeks your opinions to determine the most effective use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) funds to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. Federal CDBG-CV funding was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and can be used to assist low-to-moderate income residents in housing, employment, and social service needs arising from the pandemic. St. Charles County recently programmed CDBG-CV funds for rent/utility/mortgage assistance ($278,000) to avoid evictions and foreclosures; food assistance ($50,000); and coordinated entry, a housing crisis hotline ($193,800). The County was recently notified that it will receive additional CDBG-CV funds in the amount of $1,060,488.

The survey asks you to rank the following potential programs from highest to lowest:

Public Services:
Mental Health Assistance
Education Assistance
Food Assistance
Rent/Mortgage/Utility Assistance
Coordinated Entry (housing crisis hotline) Assistance
Transportation Assistance

Other CDBG services:
Homeless shelter (acquisition/rehab/infrastructure)
Affordable Housing (acquisition/rehab/infrastructure)
Small Business Assistance
Your feedback will be used to help the County decide how best to create programs and allocate funds.
The County appreciates your interest and participation in the important endeavor.

Please submit survey by December 1, 2020.