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Community Development Block Grants

Elevating the quality of life across Kansas. Whether you are addressing critical needs or improving infrastructure to support economic development, the Kansas Department of Commerce partners with communities to enhance quality of life across the state.Community Development Block Grant applications are evaluated on an annual basis, with several categories to help keep Kansas cities and towns healthy, strong and vibrant.

Who Qualifies for Community Development Block Grants

  • All cities and counties in the state of Kansas, except for Johnson County, all towns within Johnson County, Kansas City, Manhattan, Lawrence, Topeka, Wichita and Leavenworth
Eligibility Requirements

To receive CDBG funds, a project must meet at least one of the following federally mandated criteria:

  • Benefits low- and/or moderate-income individuals
  • Removes or prevents slum or blighted conditions
  • Eliminates an urgent need created by a disaster when local funds are unavailable

Community Development Block Grant Roadshow

The CDBG team will discuss types of projects funded, eligibility, and requirements for successful applications in these areas: Youth Job Training, Early Child Education and Care Facilities, Community Facilities and Services (parks, libraries, sidewalks, and trails), and Architectural Barrier Removal. There will be time for project planning discussions and questions with Commerce staff and staff from regional planning agencies.

The small cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program allows the Department of Commerce to distribute federal funds to Kansas cities and counties looking to improve their community.

CDBG awards are given in four primary categories:

  1. Annual Competitive Grants
  2. Economic Development Grants
  3. Commercial Rehabilitation Grants
  4. Urgent Need Grants
  5. Housing Grants
Who Qualifies
  • All cities and counties in the state of Kansas, except for Johnson County, all towns within Johnson County, Kansas City, Manhattan, Lawrence, Topeka, Wichita and Leavenworth
Eligibility Requirements

To receive CDBG funds, a project must meet at least one of the following federally mandated criteria:

  • Benefits low- and/or moderate-income individuals
  • Removes or prevents slum or blighted conditions
  • Eliminates an urgent need created by a disaster when local funds are unavailable

2023 Annual Application Period

  • Water & Sewer Infrastructure: application deadline February 1, 2023
  • Community Facilities and Services (Community Centers, Libraries, and Parks; Sidewalks and Trails): application deadline May 1, 2023
  • Non-Profit Child Care and Education Facilities: application deadline May 1, 2023
  • Youth Job Training: application deadline May 1, 2023
  • Architectural Barrier Removal: application deadline May 1, 2023

2023 Other Application Periods

  • Regional Water Planning Grant: applications accepted from January 2, 2023 through December 1, 2023
  • Housing Rehabilitation: application accepted from January 2, 2023 through December 1, 2023
  • Economic Development: applications accepted from January 2, 2023 through December 1, 2023
  • Commercial Rehabilitation: applications accepted from January 2, 2023 through December 1, 2023
  • Urgent Need: applications are accepted year-round on an as-needed basis from January 2, 2023 through December 1, 2023

Additional Resources

2023 CDBG Housing Guidelines
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2023 CDBG General Application Requirements
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Sample Request for Proposals (RFP) and RFQ Notices
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CDBG Proposed Changes Public Hearing – March 2021
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2015 Census LMI Data
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Resource Library
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