Current Projects

State CDBG-CV: Projects
The City of Jefferson will hold a public hearing on January 18, 2022, at 12:00 PM at City Hall located at 320 E. McCarty Street to discuss the city’s submission of applications to the Missouri Department of Economic Development for the State Community Development Block Grant: COVID-19 program (CDBG-CV). 

The city is soliciting citizen input regarding the projects and ongoing community development needs and encourages citizens to attend the public hearing. The maximum amount the city can apply for is $2 million. Eligible activities must prepare for, prevent, or respond to COVID-19. The activities that may be undertaken include the improvement of general infrastructure, planning, community facility, and public services. At least 51% of the funds must be used to benefit low-and-moderate income persons.

The City of Jefferson intends to submit three applications to the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

  1. Phase I: Rebuild the Monroe Street Corridor- The proposed improvements would widen Monroe Street between Woodlawn Ave. and Hickory St. to allow two-way traffic. The project includes sidewalks and street lighting. To allow travel lanes in both directions some property acquisition will be necessary. The total cost for this project is estimated at $3,497,000. The City of Jefferson is requesting $1,250,240 of CDBG-CV funding for this project. Documents available for viewing:
  2. Compass Health Network’s Planning Project-The proposed project would include a feasibility study to examine the physical, social, and economic aspects of the identified areas for the development of affordable supportive housing within Census Tracts 105, 106, and 207 from which further studies and planning can be launched, market analysis including a focus on special needs and vulnerable populations, architectural planning for COVID-19 design into affordable supportive housing site-specific project plans and provide ongoing technical assistance for any zoning, ordinance, subdivision plat issues that may arise from a site-specific plan, engineering services to plan for site-specific infrastructure and greenspace needs in target areas, and development of CHDO to provide eligibility for additional funding. The total estimated cost for this project is $118,000. The City of Jefferson is applying on behalf of Compass Health Network for $100,000 of CDBG-CV funding. Documents available for viewing:
  3. Transformational Housing’s Community Facility Project-this project would result in adequate and affordable rental housing for low-income residents. The proposed location for this project is 101 Jackson Street. This project will consist of restoring the 101 Jackson property. The City of Jefferson is applying on behalf of Transformational Housing for $544,000 of CDBG-CV funding.  Documents  available  for  viewing:
Economic Development Administration - Disaster Recovery (EDA)

The mission of the U.S. Economic Development Administration is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting competitiveness and preparing the nation's regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. An agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, EDA makes investments in economically distressed communities in order to create jobs for U.S. workers, promote American innovation, and accelerate long-term sustainable economic growth.

The Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act of 2019 (Pub. L. 116-20), which provided EDA with $600 million in additional funds for disaster relief and recovery for major disasters in 2018 and tornados and floods occurring in 2019. Please visit EDA's Disaster Supplemental webpage for more information.

The EDA will invest $1,500,000 to support the City of Jefferson with infrastructure projects at the Missouri State Penitentiary (MSP) Redevelopment Site. Once completed, the investment will create sites for new businesses, spur job creation, and advance economic resiliency throughout the region. This project will create 67 jobs and will leverage $27.8 million in private investment.
Missouri State Penitentiary Redevelopment Master Plan
EDA Grant Application
Grant Award Acceptance Presentation

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