Local Voluntary Buyout Program (LVBOP)

St. Charles County Government is eligible to apply for Disaster Recovery funds through the Federal Community Development Block Grant program to assist homeowners recovering from flooding that inundated approximately 90,000 acres across the county from April 29 to July 5, 2019 (Federal Disaster 4451-DR-MO). St. Charles County anticipates submitting a grant application to the State of Missouri by July 21, 2022. In conformance with a Statewide Action Plan, $15,780,460 in Federal Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds will be made available to address disaster-affected areas across St. Charles County. Specifically, the State’s Action Plan would allow the County to create a Local Voluntary Buyout Program to purchase and remove flood-damaged homes from flood zones, and to provide relocation assistance, for income-qualified homeowners and displaced tenants.

Homeowner participation in a Local Voluntary Buyout Program is completely voluntary. The County will not require any homeowner to sell their property. Participants would need to apply within coming months and meet income and/or other qualifications to be eligible.

Public Meeting

To learn more about the draft application and buyout plan you are invited to attend a public meeting:

31. May.2022, Tuesday
7:00-9:00 pm
St. Charles County Executive Building/Council Chambers
100 N Third Street, St Charles, MO 63301

Comments may also be submitted to planning@sccmo.org or to St. Charles County Community Development, 201 N. Second St., Room 410, St. Charles, MO 63301.    

Public Notice

Potential LVOB Applicants

The County has a list of potential buyout properties determined via interested participants who filled up the "interested participants survey" and no further action on interested participants’ part is required. Should anyone in this list decide to go forward with elevation or demolition of their residence, their name and property address will automatically be removed from our list of potential buyout properties. If you are interested in this program, please complete the survey

More Information

Application Documents

Policy Documents from MODED

Municipal Engagement Meeting (05. May. 2022) Documents

Information Meeting (13. April. 2022) Documents: