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Community Development

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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:


Public Input on COVID-19 Priorities Requested

COVID-19 Public Input Survey

The deadline for public input is May 22, 2020. You may also email our division to provide direct public input.

St. Louis County is receiving a special allocation of funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. The special allocation flows through Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG-CV) programs. The funding was approved through the passing of the CARES Act by U.S. Congress to provide assistance in preventing, preparing for, and responding to COVID-19. The St. Louis County Planning and Community Development Department requests community input on local needs from residents, community representatives and non-profit agency representatives outside of Duluth in regards to COVID-19. The City of Duluth receives separate COVID-19 funding. 


Public input regarding needs and priorities will guide the Citizen Advisory Committee as it reviews project applications and make recommendations on the award of the special COVID-19 funds. While the county is interested in all community development needs, HUD COVID-19 funding is restricted on what types of projects may be funded.


Email: communitydevelopmentinfo@stlouiscountymn.gov

CARES Act Overview