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)

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.

Community Development Block Grant Application

The application period for the 2022-23 program year is now closed. For questions regarding the program please call 969-1243 or email Sarah.Tilbury@cityofls.net. 

Prior to completing an application, please 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. Please visit the link below or  contact Habitat  for further information on the program.

Phone: 816-542-0569

 E-mail: homes@trumanhabitat.org 

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