Community Development Block Grant Programs

CDBG Programs Overview

The Annual Competitive Round category includes the following categories:

1. Water and Sewer Grants                                                             Application Deadline – Sept. 29, 2017
The maximum award is $500,000 with a funding ceiling of $2,000 per beneficiary. Applicants are encouraged to appear before the Kansas Interagency Advisory Committee (KIAC) prior to application submission. 

2. Community Facilities                                                                        Application Deadline – Nov. 1, 2017
Projects may consist of, but are not limited to, fire protection, bridges, community / senior centers, streets, architectural barrier removal, natural gas and electrical systems, health, mental health and other public facilities projects. The maximum award is $400,000 with a funding ceiling of $2,000 per beneficiary. 

3. Housing Rehabilitation Grants                                                     Application Deadline – Aug. 31, 2017
These rehabilitation funds are awarded to local units of government (cities and counties) and the maximum amount awarded is $400,000. Eligible activities include Homeowner and Rental Rehabilitation.  A Housing Assessment Tool (HAT) must be completed by the unit of government prior to submitting an application.


4. Economic Development Grants                      Application Deadline – Open Window Jan. 1 – Dec. 10
Economic Development grants to cities or counties are loaned to provide gap financing for private businesses that create or retain permanent jobs. Eligible activities include infrastructure, land acquisition, fixed assets and working capital. At least 51 percent of the jobs created or retained by the for-profit entity must meet the Department of Housing and Urban Development's low- and moderate-income standard.

5. Commercial Rehabilitation                                    Application Deadline - Open Window Jan. 1- Dec. 2

The purpose of the program is to help cities improve the quality of their downtown commercial districts by assisting private property owners in the rehabilitation of blighted buildings. It is hoped that a strategic investment of grant funds in a key building would prevent the spread of blighted conditions to other nearby structures. Also, it would encourage other property owners to make improvements to their buildings, thus starting to reverse the cycle of blight, deferred maintenance and disinvestment.