Programs & Applications

Through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, federal grant funds are provided to the City on an annual basis to meet the needs of low- to moderate-income individuals and families, address slum or blight in Lee's Summit, or meet an urgent need. 

Eligibility and Qualification

Eligible activities for CDBG funding

To be eligible for CDBG funds an activity must meet one of the three National Objectives, which are:

  • benefit low to moderate-income persons
  • eliminate or prevent blight or slums (blight and slums must be declared by the local governing body)
  • address an urgent community need (disaster relief)

Eligible and Ineligible Activities

Subrecipient eligibility

An eligible subrecipient is any of the following:

  • public agency
  • nonprofit agency
  • Community-based Development Organization (certified CBDO)

A developer/contractor/owner is not an eligible subrecipient.

Eligible beneficiaries for the subrecipient programs

Contact the subrecipient agencies directly for eligibility information.

Community Development Block Grant Application

The application period for the 2023-24 program year will be open January 5- February 3, 2023. Electronic submittal of applications is highly encouraged; please submit completed applications to Physical submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m., February 3, 2023.

For questions regarding the program call 969-1243 or email 

Prior to completing an application review the CDBG Application Manual below. 

Home Preservation Program

The City awarded CDBG funding to Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity to administer a Home Preservation Program for qualifying Lee's Summit residents. For program information contact Habitat for Humanity at 816.542.0569 or

Truman Habitat for Humanity