CDBG-CV ACT APPLICATION | 3COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT
1. Micro-Grant funds to Cities or Counties
a. The use of funds is for businesses to purchase needed inventory to reopen. This is considered working
capital making the environmental level of review as Categorically Excluded not Subject to (CENST).
ALL REGULAR CDBG PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS APPLY UNLESS
OTHERWISE STATED IN THESE GUIDELINES.
The State of Kansas, Community Development Block Grant – CV (CDBG-CV) program has been awarded
$9,029,815 from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Awards will be made for
issues triggered by the COVID-19 virus and when no other funds are available.
The CARES Act funds will be available for a City or County in the State of Kansas, which are defined as
“general purpose units of government.” The entitlement Cities and Counties ineligible include Kansas City,
Wichita, Topeka, Lawrence, Leavenworth, Manhattan, Overland Park and all of Johnson County.
APPLICATION SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Applications will be submitted online on a ﬁrst come, ﬁrst served basis until money is exhausted.
Maximum funding per county or city is $300,000 for Economic Development grants and $100,000 for meal
Cost can be reimbursed from March 1, 2020 or used for future expenses.
Procedural changes with CARES Act funds include, the processing of the grantee’s Grant Agreements, Request
for Release of Funds and Certiﬁcation (HUD-7015.15), and Grant Close-out agreements. Based on HUD
guidance from April 13, 2020, the grantee can use electronic signatures, scans or fax. These amendments
would only be applied to awarded CARES Act funds. All other CDBG requirements apply.
The other requirements of the CDBG-CV are not fully described in this application. However, they still apply
and include: National Objective Requirements, Pre-selection of Professional Services, Administrative
Requirements for the Program, Citizen Participation Requirements (Public Hearings), Applicable Laws and
Regulations - Federal Laws and Regulations, State Law Requirements, State Laws which may be available or
applicable, Grant Definition, and Environmental Review Process. Details of these requirements can be found
in the 2019 CDBG General Application Guidelines.
APPLICATION RATING CRITERIA
Applications will be awarded on a first come-first serve basis until funds are all distributed. Should any
document be missing, incorrect or otherwise have deficiencies we will contact the applicant for corrections.
Due to the first come-first serve nature of these grants the date received will start once all items are submitted
There are no threshold requirements.
ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES FOR CDBG-CV