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State to hold public hearings on the use of federal community development grants

$41 million will help areas impacted by repeat flooding

January 15, 2020 – The State of Missouri will conduct a series of public hearings regarding funding awarded to the state by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Public comment will help shape the state's FY2020 Draft Action Plan and Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) Draft Action Plan. 

The CDBG-MIT plan that is in development will guide how the state spends $41 million specifically designated for mitigation. These funds will be used to implement projects at the local level that strengthen infrastructure and reduce future losses in areas that have experienced repetitive flooding as a result of the 2017 storms. 

Public hearings will take place across the state and online. Five of the hearings will pertain to the state's FY2020 Action Plan, while an additional five hearings will specifically collect feedback on the state's Disaster Mitigation Action Plan.

A short presentation will be provided at each hearing to explain the programs and how funding may be used. Attendees will also have an opportunity to provide public comments and ask questions of state officials.

If you have any questions about this process or would like to submit written comments, you may do so here.

Public hearing dates and locations are as follows:

FY2020 Draft Action Plan

The FY2020 Action Plan covers the following HUD programs administered by the State: Community Development Block Grant, HOME Program, Emergency Solutions Grant Program, Housing Trust Fund, and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS, and the Continuum of Care.

The 30-day public comment period on the FY2020 Draft Action Plan begins January 15, 2020, and ends at noon CST on February 14, 2020.  

Hearing Schedule

January 21, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. - Jefferson City
Harry S Truman State Office Building
Room 493/494
301 W High Street
Jefferson City MO 65102

January 22, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. - St. Joseph
224 N. 7th Street
St. Joseph, MO 64501

January 29, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Poplar Bluff
1111 W. Pine St.
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901

January 30, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. - Springfield
The Library Station
2535 N. Kansas Expy
Springfield, MO 65803

February 11, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Virtual Webex meeting
Join by phone
Call-in number (US/Canada) 1-650-479-3207 
Meeting number (access code): 804 291 961  

Additional Information

For more information on CDBG or the FY2020 Draft Action Plan, visit the CDBG website here.

CDBG Mitigation

CDBG-Mitigation funds will be used to implement projects at the local level that strengthen infrastructure and reduce future losses in areas that have experienced repetitive flooding as a result of the 2017 storms.

Hearing Schedule

January 28, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 pm - Van Buren
Van Buren City Hall
1401 Main Street
Van Buren, MO 63965

January 28, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Doniphan
Doniphan Community Center
105 Washington
Doniphan, MO 63935

January 29, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - West Plains
West Plains Civic Center
110 St. Louis Street
West Plains, MO 65775

January 30, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Branson
Branson City Hall Council Chambers
110 W. Maddux Street # 210
Branson, MO 65616 

January 31, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Neosho
Neosho Civic Center
109 W Main Street
Neosho, MO 64850

Additional Information

For more information on CDBG or CDBG-MIT activities, visit the CDBG-MIT website here.

The state will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and LEP persons at the hearings. To request an accommodation or to request copies of documents in Spanish, please contact DED at (573) 751-3600 or or MHDC at (816) 759-6822 or