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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds are an important tool in supporting small Kansas communities. Now, as communities come together in their response to COVID-19, additional CDBG resources are being made available through the CDBG-CV3 program.
CDBG-CV3 has one funding category: Economic Development (Job Retention)
Funds will be awarded to cities and counties on approximately July 1.
- All Kansas cities and counties that were not awarded CDBG CV1 and CV2 grants
- All Kansas cities with a population under 50,000 and all Kansas counties with a population under 200,000 (Kansas City, Wichita, Topeka, Lawrence, Leavenworth, Manhattan, Overland Park and Johnson County are not eligible to apply)
- Cities and counties with a CDBG Local Revolving Loan Fund (RLF & ML), must have a Zero Balance at the time of application to be eligible for CV3 funding
To be eligible to receive a CDBG-CV3 Economic Development grant, the recipient business must be a for-profit business and retaining jobs for low to moderate-income people. 51% or more of the full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs retained must be for persons from low to moderate-income households as defined by HUD.
CDBG-CV3 Economic Development grants can be used to pay for the following expenses:
- Working capital such as wages, utilities (non-city-owned only), rent, inventory
Businesses with five or fewer employees (including the owner) are eligible to receive up to $25,000 per FTE job in CDBG-CV3 Economic Development grant funding (with a maximum of $30,000 per company).
Businesses with between six and 50 employees are eligible to receive up to $35,000 for each FTE job in CDBG-CV3 Economic Development grant funding (with a maximum of $50,000 per company).