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Community Development Block Grant

The City of Council Grove is now accepting grant applications for its Community Development Block Grant program. The City received $132,000 to help businesses with expenses. Business must be
within city limits.

Grant funds are from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and administered by the Kansas Department of Commerce. As a sub-recipient, the City of Council Grove must comply with all state and federal reporting requirements.

In order to qualify, each employee of a business must complete a Job Certification Form. Because this is a HUD program, 51% of a business’s employees must be at 80% low-moderate income or lower. E.g.) 80% LMI for a family of 4 is $51,900. 

Applications are due Thursday, September 24, 2020 by 4pm, at City Hall. The Grant Review Team will then review all applications and fulfill as many requests as possible. Grant awards of more than $5,000 are not anticipated; however, actual funding amounts are dependent on the number of applications and requests received.
Businesses are required to provide proof of how the funds were spent. E.g.) copy of bills and checks to purchase inventory to restock, from March 1, 2020 to August 1, 2020. 

The City of Council Grove acknowledges the complexities of this program but reminds businesses this is a grant and not a loan. 

Grant applications are to download below, City Hall or by emailing citycg@tctelco.netSend completed application to:

City of Council Grove, Attn: Nick Jones/CDBG-CV, 205 Union Street,
Council Grove 66846.

Please contact Nick Jones, Council Grove City Administrator at (620)767.5417 or with questions.


Eligible Reimbursable Expenses 

from March 1, 2020

to August 1, 2020 include:

  • Utility bills

  • Rent or mortgage payments

  • Property taxes

  • Inventory (food, merchandise, supplies)

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Payroll expenses

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