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.

2019-20 Community Development Block Grant Process

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application for the 2019-20 program year has ended. Application documents listed below include downloadable information regarding the program, application procedure, approval process, checklists and application forms. These documents are now available only for information purposes. For questions, please contact Development Services by calling 969-1200.

  1. CDBG-Program and Application Information 2019
  2. Eligibility Check 2019
  3. Defining the Need 2019
  4. Application Steps 2019
  5. Application Completeness Check 2019
  6. Meeting CON Plan Objectives 2019
  7. Application Form for Public Service 2019
  8. Application Form for CONSTRUCTION 2019
  9. Important Notice on DUNS Number Requirement

The City Council adopted an ordinance approving the Action Plan on May 21, 2019. Following the adoption by the City Council, the Action Plan was submitted to HUD for final approval.

First Time Homebuyer Program

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

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