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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

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 2010-2011

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 2010-2011 Program Year application process is underway through February 19, 2010.  The City is accepting applications for programs and projects sponsored by eligible public agencies or not-for-profit organizations to be funded through the CDBG program in the next program year (July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011).  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 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The grant funds are provided to the City on an annual basis 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 referred to as the “Three National Objectives of the CDBG Program.” The City was awarded $313,771.00 in the 2009-10 program year. The City’s 2010-2011 CDBG grant amount has yet to be determined by HUD.

For the program’s application information and forms, please follow this link:  http://cityofls.net/Development/Community-Development-Block-Grant/Programs-Applications.aspx or contact the Planning & Development Department at (816) 969-1600. Prospective applicants are encouraged, but not required, to attend a pre-application orientation, scheduled from 8:30 - 10 a.m., Tuesday, January 26, 2010 in the Howard A&B conference rooms in Lee’s Summit City Hall, before completing applications.  Completed applications must be received by the City’s Planning & Development Department or postmarked no later than 5:00 p.m. February 19, 2010 in order to meet the submittal deadline.

CDBG Council Committee Public Hearing Set for March 24

 

A CDBG Council Committee Public Hearing will be held for applicants to present their projects and funding requests, for staff to present funding recommendations, and to provide an opportunity for public input.  The Public Hearing will be held:

Wednesday, March 24, 2010
7 - 9 a.m.      
Council Chambers of Lee’s Summit City Hall
220 S.E. Green St. 
Lee’s Summit, Missouri  64063

Persons needing special accommodations should contact the City at least five days prior to the public hearing.

Public Meeting on CDBG 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan set for January 27

The City is also in the process of drafting its CDBG 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan to identify community needs and establish strategies to address those needs in the next five years.  Public participation has been a critical part of this planning process.  The citizen focus groups discussing the four major topics of Housing, Public Services, Public Infrastructure Needs, and Economic Opportunities have concluded.  The CDBG Council Committee will hold a public meeting to review the community identified needs and strategies and will make a recommendation on this at the following date:

Wednesday, January 27, 2010
7- 9 a.m.
Council Chambers of Lee’s Summit City Hall
220 S.E. Green St.
Lee’s Summit, Missouri  64063

If you have questions about the CDBG program or would like to receive an application, please contact Heping Zhan at (816) 969-1600 during business hours (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays, except holidays).
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