Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds are an important tool in supporting small Kansas communities. Now, as communities come together in their response to COVID-19, additional CDBG resources are being made available through the CDBG-CV program.
CDBG-CV has two funding categories: Economic Development and Meal Programs.
Businesses with five or fewer employees (including the owner) are eligible to receive up to $25,000 per FTE job in CDBG-CV Economic Development grant funding (with a maximum of $30,000 per company).
Businesses with between six and 50 employees are eligible to receive up to $35,000 for each FTE job in CDBG-CV Economic Development grant funding (with a maximum of $50,000 per company).
To be eligible to receive a CDBG-CV Economic Development grant, the recipient business must be a for-profit business and retaining jobs for low to moderate-income people. 51% or more of the full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs retained must be for persons from low to moderate-income households as defined by HUD.
CDBG-CV Economic Development grants can be used to pay for the following expenses:
CDBG-CV Meal Program grant funds can be directed toward organizations such as Meals on Wheels, for the replenishment of local food banks or to support organizations that provide meal programs for children impacted by the loss of school meal programs.
The maximum funding for non-entitlement cities and counties is $300,000 for Economic Development grants and $100,000 for Meal Program grants.