Community Development Administration (CDA)

The Community Development Administration (CDA) serves as the City of St. Louis’ clearinghouse for federal, state, and local funds. CDA works to implement the Mayor's economic justice agenda by funding a wide range of public and nonprofit entities to provide public services, build affordable housing, combat blight, and conduct various other community development activities.

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Funding and Training

Through transparent, competitive funding cycles, CDA solicits quality proposals for housing and community development activities. Through the Non-Housing RFP, CDA solicits quality proposals for community and economic development activities. Through the NOFA process, CDA solicits quality proposals for residential development projects. To assist applicants, CDA periodically holds training sessions to assist in the development of proposals.

Citizen Participation

CDA encourages participation at all stages of the process. This section includes the City's Plan for citizen participation and past and current meeting notices, and document review requests.

Economic Justice Areas

The City of St. Louis is targeting ARPA funds to communities disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The map below consolidates over 10 factors ranging from life expectancy and violent crime rates to education attainment and Internet access to identify the census tracts in the city with the most needs. You can you find additional citywide details on the Economic Justice Index Overview map.


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In accordance with HUD regulations, CDA makes available several documents for public review, including the Consolidated Plans, Annual Action Plans and the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report. 

News and Announcements

  • CDA Awarded $25.8 Million for Flood Recovery
    Survey results will help draft CDA’s Unmet Needs Assessment and Action Plan.
    Press release | Community Development Administration | 02/08/2024
  • CDA Announces 2024 Neighborhood Transformation Grants
    Neighborhood Transformation Grants are designed to catalyze grass-roots growth by and for neighborhoods across the City.
    Press release | Community Development Administration | 01/30/2024
  • Call for Artists Near North Side News
    A gateway sculpture is designed to create a sense of arrival, welcoming people by reflecting the identity, history, or culture of a community.
    Press release | Community Development Administration | 01/25/2024

Upcoming Events

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Contact Information


Phone: (314) 657-3700
Healthy Home Repair Hotline: (314) 657-3888
Fax: (314) 613-7012

8 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday

1520 Market , Suite 2000
St. Louis, Missouri 63103

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