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Community Development Week

Highlighting the work that occurs in communities across Kansas, creating civic pride, and recognizing your difference makers.

We are inviting you to celebrate Community Development Week, April 10-14 with us! In conjunction with National Community Development Week, this week will recognize the impact of resources and investments made by the Kansas Department of Commerce’s Community Development Division. We celebrate the critical value these programs bring to our state for developing strong and vibrant communities across Kansas, which is essential to our economic growth.

Programs of the Community Development Division include Kansas Main Street, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (KCAIC), Community Service Tax Credit Program (CSP), Rural Opportunity Zones (ROZ), and Individual Development Accounts Tax Credit Program (IDA). Watch for the press release from Governor Kelly’s office highlighting the community development successes across the state. Be sure to like, share, and subscribe to our social media pages and follow us on Facebook to see daily posts featuring a Community Development program.

This tool kit is designed to help communities celebrate the progress happening across our state. Community Development matters. Community Development works. Let’s celebrate it!


Why National Community Development Week?

National Community Development Week was created in 1986 to bring national attention to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG )Program. In Kansas we have expanded the week to celebrate all Community Development efforts. Communities are not static or stationary organisms. They are fluid and dynamic and change over time. The role of Community Development in the change and transformation of a community is critical to improving and enhancing the quality of life of the community and its residents. In practice, Community Development supports communities to use their own assets to improve the quality of their place.

National Community Development Week provides the perfect opportunity to cement the importance of Community Development, in whatever way that looks for your community right now.
Highlighting the work that occurs in your community creates civic pride, and recognizes your difference makers. Tell your story. Put a face to your projects. Celebrate your wins.

Community Development Newsletter

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• Increase Awareness of the impact of the CDBG program through engagement and education.
• Organize events that showcase Community Development projects.
• Involve lawmakers, program partners, and local media in your events.
• Market and Amplify your events early and often through a variety of advertising.

Community Development Impact Maps

Historic Economic Asset Lifeline (HEAL)

Realizing the need to rehabilitate downtown buildings with funding that can be disbursed quickly and efficiently, the Kansas Department of Commerce has partnered with the Patterson Family Foundation to create the Historic Economic Asset Lifeline (HEAL) program.

Community Service Tax Credit Program (CSP)

The Community Service Tax Credit Program (CSP) allows private, non-profit organizations and public health care entities to improve their ability to undertake significant capital campaigns for projects involving children and family services, non-governmental crime prevention, youth apprenticeship or youth technical training, and health care. 

Under this program, the state authorizes specially selected non-profit organizations to offer tax credits to donors making contributions to the approved projects. 

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  • KDC CDBG Projects
  • KDC HEAL Projects
  • KDC CSP FY23 Projects

Kayla Savage, Director, Community Development Division


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