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CDBG Annual Competitive Grants

Meet community needs and elevate the quality of life in your community through a Community Development Block Grant. The 2023 Annual Competitive Grant projects include the following categories and are awarded on a competitive basis:

  • Water and Sewer Infrastructure
  • Regional Water Planning
  • Community Facilities and Services: Community Centers, Libraries and Parks, Sidewalks and Trails
  • Childhood Education and Care Facilities
  • Youth Job Training Opportunity
  • Architectural Barrier Removal

We are excited to announce that CDBG is taking the show on the road!

CDBG has partnered with seven regional planning organizations across Kansas to sponsor opportunities for you to join peers and partners to learn about new CDBG programs that can strengthen your community.
Food will be provided.

Each CDBG Road Show is scheduled from 10AM – 2PM. 

General Application Requirements
Non-Profit Child Care and Education Facilities

The Non-Profit Child Care and Education Facilities Grant will address the child care shortage in Kansas. The grants will allow for the construction of new buildings or renovations of existing buildings, acquisition, engineering or architectural fees, and administration of the grant funds.

Funding amounts are determined by beneficiaries with a max award of $600,000 for populations of 5,000 or less, and a max award of $750,000 for populations of 5,000 or more. A 25% local match is required.

Applications are accepted until May 1, 2023.

Youth Job Training Opportunity

The Youth Job Training Opportunity Grant is designed to address the “at risk” youth population by encouraging young people to promote self-sufficiency, independence, and job training in a particular field or skill. The grant will allow for screening and skills assessments, training and certification of participants, training and instructional materials, and grant administration.

Funding amounts include a maximum award of $100,000. A 25% local match is required.

Applications are accepted until May 1, 2023.

Architectural Barrier Removal (ABR)

The Architectural Barrier Removal Grant was created to help increase accessibility to essential goods and services in communities downtown and main street districts. This will give both public and private buildings the opportunity to meet compliance and regulatory mandates.

Funding amounts include a maximum award of $50,000 per individual Building or $250,000 for a city-wide project. A 25% Matching Fund is required.

Applications are accepted until May 1, 2023.

Community Facilities and Services

CDBG funds will be utilized towards eligible Community Facilities and Services grant projects within two targeted categories:

  • Community Centers, Libraries, and Parks – Up to $3 Million Dollars
  • Sidewalks and Trails – Up to $1 Million Dollars

The funding ceiling for a Community Facilities and Services grant will be $2,000 per beneficiary capped off at the criteria below.

Funding amounts are determined by beneficiaries with a max award of $600,000 for populations of 5,000 or less, and a max award of $750,000 for populations of 5,000 or more. The funding ceiling is calculated at $2,000 per beneficiary up to the maximum based on population. A 25% local match is required.

Applications are accepted until May 1, 2023.

Water and Sewer Infrastructure

A portion of CDBG Funding is available for Water and Sewer Infrastructure projects. These funds are only available for communities that are listed on the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s Consent Order list. Those communities that may be eligible are listed below.

SewerWater
Miami County (on behalf of Bucyrus)Lucas
HerndonPalco
HiawathaBurr Oak
SterlingBushton
Osage CityReno County District 101
WakefieldBelle Plaine
Bunker Hill
Waterville
Copeland

Funding amounts are determined by beneficiaries with a max award of $600,000 for populations of 5,000 or less, and a max award of $750,000 for populations of 5,000 or more. The funding ceiling is calculated at $2,000 per beneficiary up to the maximum based on population. A 25% local match is required.

Request for Proposal Responses was due November 15, 2022, with full applications due February 1, 2023.

Regional Water Planning Grant

A portion of CDBG Funding is available for Regional Water Planning Grants to promote the collaboration and consolidation of water systems throughout the state of Kansas. This grant opportunity is in conjunction with KDHE’s Regional Water Planning Grant.

CDBG will provide 50 percent to develop a preliminary engineering study up to a maximum of $12,500. The 50 percent match can come from local cash or combined with the KDHE Regional PWS Planning Grant Program.

Applications will be accepted between January 2, 2023, thru December 1, 2023.

Additional Resources

2015 Census LMI Data
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How To Conduct a Survey
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Inter-Local Agreement Samples
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Archived Resources

2022 Community Facilities Ratings
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2022 Community Housing Ratings
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2022 Community Water and Sewer Ratings
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CONTACT

Ginny Eardley, CDBG Specialist

(785) 213-6319

[email protected]

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