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 will be open January 4, 2022 through February 4, 2022. Applications are available via fillable PDF format; if you need assistance or have questions please call 969-1243 or email 

Prior to completing application, please review the CDBG Application Manual below. 

First Time Homebuyer Program

The City is not accepting applications for First Time Homebuyer assistance at this time.

Minor Home Repair Program

As of July 1, 2020, the City has transitioned this program to Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity. The new Home Preservation Program will continue to serve qualifying Lee's Summit residents. 

More Information
 Program policies, procedures and information are 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