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Community Development Block Grants

Helping enhance livability in Kansas communities

Helping Communities Respond to COVID-19

As communities come together in their response to COVID-19, additional CDBG resources are being made available through the CDBG-CV program.

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
    1. Water and Sewer
    2. Housing Rehabilitation
    3. Community Facilities
  2. Economic Development Grants
  3. Commercial Rehabilitation Grants
  4. Urgent Need Grants
Interested in applying? View the CDBG Application Workshop Video.

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 precents slum or blighted conditions
  • Eliminates an urgent need created by a disaster when local funds are unavailable

Application Period(s)

  • Water & Sewer: applications accepted through September 24, 2021
  • Housing Rehabilitation: applications accepted through August 31, 2021
  • Community Facilities: applications accepted through October 29, 2021
  • Economic Development: applications accepted through December 3, 2021
  • Commercial Rehabilitation: applications accepted through December 3, 2021
  • Urgent Need: applications accepted year round on an as-needed basis through December 3, 2021

Additional Resources

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

Want to Learn More About Community Development Programs?

In Partnership with the Office of Rural Prosperity.