COVID-19 Funding (CDBG-CV)

Guidelines for CDBG-CV Funding

Supplemental allocation(s) 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 was awarded supplemental allocations to the annual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 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 initial allocation for Community Development Block Grant Corornavirus (CDBG-CV) of $219,061 was awarded to local non-profits in July 2020. The City  received an additional allocation of $352,711 in (CDBG-CV) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). The funding has been awarded to local non-profits as of April 2021.
  2. 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.Qualifying needs include rental relief, mental health efforts, food assistance and testing/vaccine partnerships.
  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

The application for COVID-19 Phase 2 response is now closed.

Lee's Summit Social Services was awarded funding to assist with rental and utility payments for qualified Lee's Summit residents. If you are needing financial assistance due to Covid, please contact them at 816-525-4357. 


HUD Income Limits 2021

These limits are effective as of June 1, 2021 but may be updated by HUD during Subrecipient’s contract term.

Household Size

Maximum Income to be Eligible


















Amendments to 2020-21 Annual Action Plan

HUD allowed municipalities to amend their most recently adopted Annual Action Plan to incorporate a special funding allocation to help communities respond to COVID-19 needs. The City adopted the following amendments:

  • Eliminate the 15 percent cap on the amount of grant funds that can be used for public services activities

  • Reimbursement of COVID-19 Related Costs- Provides that grantees may use CDBG-CV grant funds to cover or reimburse costs to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus incurred, when those costs comply with CDBG requirements