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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, January 05, 2012

CONTACT: Melissa Bedford Fears
Public Communications Coordinator
(816) 969-1014 office
(816) 572-0605 cell

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Application Process Underway for Program Year 2012-2013

The City of Lee’s Summit will accept applications for the 2012-13 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program funding to support eligible programs and projects sponsored by public agencies or not-for-profit organizations.  Applications will be accepted from January 18 through February 17, 2012 and funds will become available after July 1, 2012.

The grant funds are used to meet the needs of low-to-moderate income individuals and families, to address slum or blight in Lee's Summit or to meet an urgent need, also known as the “Three National Objectives” of the CDBG Program.” The City of Lee’s Summit was awarded $287,372.00 for the 2011-12 program year. The City’s 2012-13 CDBG grant amount is yet to be announced by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

For-profit entities may be eligible for consideration if their proposed programs or projects serve a public purpose and meet the national objectives as well as the City’s CDBG Consolidated Plan objectives.

Lee's Summit was designated as an Entitlement Community under the CDBG program by HUD, which gives the City the authority to administer the grant in our community. 

Click the following link for program information and application forms and instructions: http://cityofls.net/Development/Community-Development-Block-Grant/Programs-Applications.aspx or contact the Planning & Development Department at (816) 969-1600. 

Applicants are required to attend a pre-application orientation in order to be qualified for application submission. The pre-application orientation: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Tues., Jan. 17, 2012, in the Strother Conference Room in the City Hall, 220 SE Green St., Lee’s Summit.  Applications will be accepted (postmarked) no later than 5:00 P.M. on February 17, 2012.

A CDBG Council Committee public hearing will be held for applicants to present their projects and funding requests as well as to provide an opportunity for public input.  The public hearing will be held:

Tues., March 20, 2012
6 p.m.
City Council Chambers of Lee’s Summit City Hall
220 S.E. Green St.
Lee’s Summit, Mo. 64063

Persons needing special accommodations should contact the City at least five days prior to the public hearing.  If you have questions about the CDBG program or would like to receive an application, please contact Heping Zhan at (816) 969-1600 or e-mail Heping.Zhan@cityofls.net during business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays – Fridays.

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