Programs & Applications

QUICK JUMPS: First Time Homebuyer ProgramMinor Home Repair Program

The City of Lee's Summit was designated as an Entitlement Community under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The grant funds are provided to the City on an annual basis to meet the needs of the low-to-moderate income individuals and families, to address slum or blight in Lee's Summit or to meet an urgent need (referred to as “the Three National Objectives of the CDBG Program”). 

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)

Read detailed information on eligible and ineligible activities here.

Subrecipient eligibility

  • An eligible subrecipient is any of the following:
  • public agency
  • nonprofit agency
  • Community-based Development Organization (certified CBDO)

Please note that a developer/contractor/owner is not an eligible subrecipient.

Eligible beneficiaries for the subrecipient programs

Please contact the subrecipient agencies directly for eligibility information.

2020-21 Community Development Block Grant Application

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application for the 2020-21 program year is now available. Application documents listed below include downloadable information regarding the program, application procedure, approval process, checklists and application forms. The application period ends Feb. 7, 2020. This application is for eligible agencies and organizations only and does not apply to individuals. For questions, please contact Development Services by calling 969-1200 and ask for Sarah Tilbury or Heping Zhan.

  1. CDBG-Program and Application Information 2020
  2. Eligibility Check 2020
  3. Defining the Need 2020 (Word Version)
  4. Application Steps 2020
  5. Application Completeness Check 2020
  6. Meeting CON Plan Objectives 2020
  7. Application Form for Public Service 2020 (Word Version)
  8. Application Form for CONSTRUCTION 2020 (Word Version)
  9. Important Notice on DUNS Number Requirement

First Time Homebuyer Program

The City is not accepting new applications for the First Time Homebuyer assistance this program year.

Mortgage lenders interested in participating in the City's First Time Homebuyer program representing their clients must be registered with the City to become an approved lender. The process for becoming an approved lender is to complete a Memorandum of Understanding and submit it to the CDBG Administrator. The lender will be notified once the City approves to request.

Minor Home Repair Program

2019-20 Program Year Application Now Closed.

Program Policies, Procedures and other info provided below for reference only: 

  1. Minor Home Repair Assistance Program Policies and Procedures 2019-20
  2. Income Eligibility Determination Policies and Procedures
  3. IRS Form 4506-T - Request for Transcript of Tax Return (use this only for paper filing with the IRS)
  4. Certification of Zero Income
  5. Radon Info (Must Read)
  6. Sources of Radon Test Kits
  7. HUD Radon FactSheet
  8. 2019 Income Limits