Community Development

Ely Community Center

St. Louis County strives to improve lives of county residents through housing opportunities and community development. 

The County partners with local units of government, local agencies, organizations, and businesses to develop and implement strategies that will assist in strengthening communities through these resources:


Apply for CDBG and ESG COVID-19 Funds

Round 2 application deadline is Monday, March 22, 2021 at 4:30 PM

Any questions, please contact us at: 218-749-7103


In order to solicit the public’s input regarding the needs and priorities as they relate to COVID-19, the St. Louis County Planning and Community Development Department developed an online survey. The survey was distributed to residents, community representatives, businesses and non-profit agency representatives outside of Duluth. The City of Duluth receives separate COVID-19 funding.  Results were collected from April 29, 2020 to May 22, 2020. You may view the survey responses at the link below.