Community Development Block Grant Program

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is the principal federal program providing grants to states, cities and towns to devise neighborhood approaches that will improve the physical, economic and social conditions in communities. CDBG is administered nationally by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The City of Lee's Summit receives federal funds annually from this program to meet at least one of three National Objectives:

  1. Benefit low- to moderate-income individuals.
  2. Reduce slum and/or blight.
  3. Response to disaster relief.

Development Services is the administrative entity that applies, receives and provides oversight of CDBG funding for the City. While the City is the recipient of CDBG funds, it disburses much of its annual allocation to nonprofit organizations, called sub recipients, to undertake community development activities. 

Eligibility & Qualifications

Eligible activities that CDBG funds may be used for include, but are not limited to:

  • acquisition of real property;
  • relocation and demolition;
  • rehabilitation of residential and non-residential structures;
  • construction of public facilities and improvements, such as water and sewer facilities, streets, neighborhood centers, and the conversion of school buildings for eligible purposes;  public services, within certain limits;
  • activities relating to energy conservation and renewable energy resources; and
  • provision of assistance to profit-motivated businesses to carry out economic development and job creation/retention activities. Ineligible

The following types of activities are ineligible:

  • acquisition, construction, or reconstruction of buildings for the general conduct of government;
  • political activities;
  • certain income payments; and
  • construction of new housing by units of general local government.
Subrecipient Eligibility

CDBG funding is available to non-profits, public agencies, or CBDOs that meet the needs of low-to-moderate-income citizens. CDBG funding is NOT eligible for individuals. If you are a current recipient and have questions on reporting requirements and/or additional info, please contact


The City receives an annual allocation of HUD funding each year to administer within the community. The application process is advertised publicly and open to all non-profits, public agencies and/or Community-Based Development Organizations. Applications are scored based on their relation to the identified needs within the community. The application cycle is currently close and will re-open in Winter 2024.

Home Preservation Program

Truman Habitat for Humanity has been awarded CDBG funding to administer a Home Preservation program in Lee’s Summit. This program addresses minor home repairs, as well as critical repair needs. For further information and applications, please contact 816.542.0569 or

CDBG Required Plans

As an entitlement community, the City is required to develop and maintain numerous plans to ensure HUD funding. These plans set forth the policies and procedures for public participation;  identify, prioritize and fund needs in the community; and measure the overall success of the program on an annual basis. Plans prior to 2015 are available upon request.


HUD allows Cities to allocate up to 20% of funding to Administrative functions; 15% to Public Service programs; the Other category is not subject to a funding cap.

CDBG Resources

Basically CDBG - A Comprehensive Training Slide Presentation
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
Guide to National Objectives and Eligible Activities
CDBG-CV Policies & Procedures
LEP Plan Housing Services

HUD Requirements for Grantees
CFR 200 form
Davis Bacon and Labor Standards
Information and Regulations on Consolidated Plan
Environmental Review Requirements and Procedures

Federal and HUD Regulations
Title 24 in its Entirety

Subrecipient Resources
Subrecipient Timeliness
Playing by the Rules - Subrecipient Training Handbook

Contracting for CDBG-assisted Projects
Federal Labor Standards Training for Contractors

FY 2023 Income Limit Area Median Family Income FY 2023 Income Limit Category Persons In Family
Kansas City, MO-KS HUD Metro FMR Area $104,600
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Very Low (50%) Income Limits ($) 35,900 41,000 46,150 51,250 55,350 59,450 63,550 67,650
Extremely Low-Income Limits ($) 21,550 24,600 27,700 30,750 35,140 40,280 45,420 50,560
Low (80%) Income Limits ($) 57,400 65,600 73,800 82,000 88,600 95,150 101,700 108,250