Coronavirus Relief Fund

Funding Guidelines

The goal of the Coronavirus Relief Fund is to promote recovery by funding programs and services that support the needs of those impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency. Jackson County received $122.7 million from the state of Missouri, of which the City received a portion. The City is allocating approximately $335,000 of its funds to qualified Lee's Summit nonprofit agencies to support their COVID-19 response efforts. These funds will be distributed back into our community for expenses incurred responding to or mitigating against the impact of COVID-19.

The CARES Act requires that payments from the Coronavirus Relief Fund only be used to cover expenses which:

  • are necessary expenditures incurred responding to or mitigating against the impact of to COVID-19;
  • were not accounted for in the applicant's most recently approved budget as of March 27, 2020 (the date of enactment of the CARES Act); and
  • were incurred during the period that began on March 1, 2020 and ends December 30, 2020.

Requests to cover expenditures for other purposes or outside this period are ineligible for Coronavirus Relief Funds.

Applicants must verify that no other state/federal funding is available to meet these needs in order to avoid duplication. To allow the City to meet its reporting requirements, awarded entities will only be reimbursed for costs incurred between March 1, 2020 and November 30, 2020.

Awarded funds will be distributed as a reimbursement and applicants will be required to submit sufficient documentation supporting the requested reimbursement. The City of Lee’s Summit has the right to inspect documentation and/or actual operations for which funding is being requested and/or utilized.

The City of Lee’s Summit will be accepting applications until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. At this deadline, City staff will begin reviewing all applications to determine eligibility, accuracy, completeness and the direct benefit to Lee’s Summit citizens. Once this determination has been made, funding levels will be recommended to City Council for formal adoption. The City Council will ultimately make the decision as to how the funds are dispersed. 

Funding Timeline

August 27

Notice of funding availability and application released

September 8, 5 p.m.

Applications are due. Submit electronically (using PDF provided) to or in person at Development Services in City Hall

September 9 - September 11

Application review period

September 14

Staff presentation to Finance and Budget Committee

September 22

Staff presentation to City Council 

September 23 - September 30

Execution of agreements

Upon execution of agreements

Funding immediately available

November 30 (can submit prior)

Deadline for submitting an invoice to the City for reimbursement

December 30

Final reimbursements processed by the City and issued to agencies


* The City will process reimbursements as they are received. All reimbursements must be completed by December 30, 2020.

Application & Sample Budget

Applications can be submitted via email or in person to Development Services located in City Hall.
Deadline is 5 p.m., September 8. 

Coronavirus Relief Fund Application
 Coronavirus Relief Fund Expense Budget - SAMPLE

For questions about the application and/or eligibility requirements, contact Sarah Tilbury at 969.1243 or