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Small Cities Coronavirus CDBG-CV Program


The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) received a special allocation of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funds. This allocation was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136, which was signed by President Trump on March 27, 2020, to respond to the growing effects of this historic public health crisis.

DEED will administer the Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) to support Minnesota’s COVID-19 response efforts. The CDBG CARES Act funding (CDBG-CV) is being directed towards projects that assist communities, particularly low-to-moderate income communities, in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The State of Minnesota is seeking applications for activities listed in the Eligibility category.

State of Minnesota has been awarded the following in 3 funding rounds:

  • Round 1 - non-entitlement jurisdictions - $11,217,782
  • Round 2 - entitlement and non-entitlement jurisdictions - $17,464,118
  • Round 3 - entitlement and non-entitlement jurisdictions - $8,918,968

Total CDBG-CV funds awarded to the State of Minnesota is $37,600,868.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is exercising its authority to establish a six-year period of performance and expenditure deadline in the CDBG-CV grant agreement. In addition, to further ensure the expedited use of funds, HUD is imposing an alternative requirement that each grantee must expend at least 80% of all CDBG-CV funds no later than the end of the third year of the period of performance established by the CDBG-CV grant agreement.

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