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8/17/2020 - APPLY NOW: Community Development Block Grant - Coronavirus (CDBG-CV)

Step 1: Application Submittal

  • Economic Development: Application materials were due by 5 pm on September 11, 2020. The application is now closed.
  • Meal Programs: Application materials are due by 5 pm on October 9, 2020. 

Step 2: Additional Documentation

  • Need to provide further documentation after receiving a letter from the City? Click here.

Step 3: Awardee Resources

  • COMING SOON

2020 Community Development Block Grant-Coronavirus (CDBG-CV)

The State of Kansas, Community Development Block Grant - Coronavirus (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 grant is being administered through the Kansas Department of Commerce under the guise of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

The City was informed on July 27th, 2020 as a part of the second round of funding that the City of Salina was being awarded $169,200 of CDBG-CV dollars for both economic development ($119,200) and meal program ($35,000) activities. All monies awarded to the City will be distributed to eligible businesses and non-profits through micro grants. CDBG-CV funds cannot be applied for directly by businesses or non-profits to the Department of Commerce, they must apply through a city or county that has been awarded funds.

Eligibility Activities, Applicants, and Awards:

Eligibility

Economic Development - Type 1

Economic Development – Type 2

Meal Programs

Applicant :

  • Less than 5 FTE employees
  • 51% of employees must meet LMI
  • For profit business only
  • 6-50 FTE employees
  • 51% of employees must meet LMI
  • For profit business only
  • Area served must Meet LMI
  • Must be proving a public Service.
  • Non-profits may apply

Activities:

  • The use of funds is for businesses to purchase needed inventory to reopen.
  • Inventory purchases for 60 days after allowed to reopen to regular services.
  • The use of funds is for businesses to purchase needed inventory to reopen.
  • Inventory purchases for 60 days after allowed to reopen to regular services.
  • Support for Meals on Wheels, replenishment of Food Banks and Food Pantries, or aid to lunch programs for kids to provide extra support through this stay home order.

Award:

  • $25,000 maximum per job retained for businesses under 5 FTE employees, including owner.
  • Maximum grant of $30,000 per applicant.
  • $35,000 maximum per job retained for businesses with 6-50 FTE employees.
  • Maximum grant of $50,000 per applicant.

*FTE = Full Time Employee

*LMI = Low to Moderate Income Qualified

Questions?

  • Questions about the grant and how to apply can be sent by email or phone to:

    • Carol Torkelson – North Central Regional Planning Commission at: 785-738-2218
    • Margy Long – City of Salina at: 785-309-5715
    • Lauren Driscoll – City of Salina at: 785-309-5715