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Community Development Block Grant Application Period Begins Jan. 7, 2019

The City of Lee’s Summit will be accepting applications for funding for the 2019-20 Community Development Block Grant program from qualified agencies Jan. 7, 2019 through Feb. 8, 2019. The grant funds are provided to the City annually by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to meet the needs of low-to-moderate income individuals and families, address slum or blight, and meet urgent needs.

Application forms and information will be available on the City’s website Jan. 2, 2019. Qualified agencies include public agencies and nonprofit organizations. Individuals are not eligible to apply. The program year starts July 1, 2019 and ends June 30, 2020.

Once qualified agencies submit applications for eligible projects and programs, the City conducts a selection and allocation process to ensure funds are used to achieve community goals, objectives and priorities established in the Consolidated Plan. The Community and Economic Development Committee will hold a public hearing in March. Applicants will present their proposals and funding requests and the public will be given the opportunity to provide feedback. The committee will then recommend a funding allocation plan to City Council.

Lee’s Summit was designated as an Entitlement Community under the Community Development Block Grant program, which gives the City authority to administer the grant in our community. The City of Lee’s Summit was awarded $390,209 for 2018-19. The City’s 2019-20 grant funding has yet to be announced.

For questions about the Community Development Block Grant program, call 816-969-1200 or email planning@cityofLS.net.

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