Jackson County's "Safer at Home" Recovery Plan which provides guidelines for reopening is now in effect. Stay up to date on the guidelines and local information at cityofLS.net/coronavirus.

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

The application period for COVID-19 response is now closed. The City of Lee's Summit will announce funding awards in late July 2020. 

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



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


















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

View the Amended 2020-21 Annual Action Plan

Written comments regarding the City’s proposed amendments to the Annual Action Plan were accepted from July 9th - July 13th, 2020.