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COVID-19 Funding (CDBG-CV)

Guidelines for CDBG-CV Funding

A supplemental allocation of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant Program to support coronavirus (COVID-19) response activities.

  1. The City of Lee’s Summit has been awarded a supplemental allocation to the annual Community Development Block Grant funds that must be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19). This allocation was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136, which was signed by President Trump on March 27, 2020, to respond to the growing effects of this historic public health crisis. The CARES Act will provide $219,061 in Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds to the City from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).
  2. As such, the City is requesting applications from not-for-profits and other eligible entities for participation in the CDBG-CV program. Funds may be used for wide range of activities that must be associated with preparation, response and/or prevention of COVID-19; additional information regarding eligible activities is included within this guide.
    • Public Services: Provision of new or quantifiably increased public services that assist and/or benefit those affected by COVID-19.
  3. HUD has provided maximum flexibility for the use of CDBG-CV funding by eliminating the typical CDBG percentage caps for which the amount of grant funds can be used. Funding may be utilized fully for public services, public facilities/housing, and economic development activities, or any combination thereof. Eligible CDBG-CV projects/programs must be within the city limits of Lee’s Summit or provide services to Lee’s Summit residents.
  4. CDBG-CV grants will be subject to oversight, reporting, and requirements that each grantee have adequate procedures to prevent the duplication of benefits which means grant funds may not be used to pay costs if another source of financial assistance is available to pay that cost. Awarded subrecipients will be required to certify during the contract term that there is no supplanting of federal funds for requested projects/programs.
  5. Activities must meet one of the three HUD National Objectives:
    • Benefit low to moderate income persons
    • Aid in the prevention of slums and blight, or
    • Meet other urgent community need such as disaster relief

Community Development Block Grant - COVID Application

Below is a fillable pdf version of the City of Lee’s Summit Community Development Block Grant - COVID Application form.

Email the completed CDBG COVID Application Form to CDBG@cityofls.net

CDBG COVID Application Form

CDBG-CV 2020 Plan Amendments AND Application Schedule (tentative)

Activity

Date

Notice of Funding Availability Published & Application Period Opens

May 20

CDBG Applications due, must submit by e-mail to CDBG@cityofls.net using the CDBG-CV Application PDF form. (electronic signatures are accepted)

June 5 (no later than 5:00 p.m.)

Staff Review of Applications

June 8-12

Present Amended Citizen Participation Plan to CEDC

June 10 

Amended Citizen Participation Plan to City Council for Adoption by Ordinance

July 7

Present 2020 Action Plan Amendment to CEDC

July 8

2020 Action Plan Amendment to City Council for Adoption by Ordinance

July 14

Final submission of Substantial Amendment of AAP to HUD

July 15 or as soon as staff receives Ordinance signed by Mayor

HUD Amendment Review/Approval

Up to 5 business days upon receipt from City

CDBG-CV Funds Available

Immediately upon full execution of contracts

 

HUD Income Limits 2020

These limits are effective as of April 1, 2020 but may be updated by HUD during Subrecipient’s contract term.

Household Size

Maximum Income to be Eligible

1

$40,350

2

$46,100

3

$51,850

4

$57,600

5

$62,250

6

$66,850

7

$71,450

8+

$76,050

 

Proposed Amendments to Citizen Participation Plan

Due to COVID-19, HUD is allowing municipalities to amend their Citizen Participation Plan in order to allow for a more expedited plan approval process during emergency events. The following are the proposed amendments:

  • to add language to allow virtual public hearings as a method for citizen participation upon declaration of a disaster or emergency event
  • to allow for an expedited review and public comment period reducing that period from no less than 30 calendar days, to no less than 5 calendar days upon declaration of a disaster or emergency event

View the Draft Amended Citizen Participation Plan

There will be a public hearing at the Community & Economic Development Council meeting on June 10th at 4 p.m. If you wish to give verbal testimony regarding the amendments, please e-mail CDBG@cityofls.net to receive a link to participate in the virtual public hearing at least 48 hours in advance.