Liberal to Receive Community Development Block Grant

Joe Denoyer - June 2, 2020 6:23 pm

Governor Laura Kelly announced today the award of nearly $9 million in Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Response Supplement (CDBG-CV) funds to 66 Kansas communities.

“Kansans have faced unprecedented challenges during the past few months due to COVID-19,” Governor Kelly said. “Our communities need relief – and they need it now. I’m pleased to announce additional resources to help Kansans navigate through the recovery process. These grants will help our communities rebuild their economies and support Kansas families.”

Grants were available in two categories – Economic Development and Meal Programs. Economic Development grants provide communities with funding to help local businesses retain jobs for low-to-moderate income people by covering working capital expenses such as inventory, wages and utilities. Meal Program grants can be directed toward organizations such as Meals on Wheels, local food banks or to support organizations providing meals for children affected by the loss of school meal programs.

“The COVID-19 crisis has left many communities searching for resources to support their residents and businesses,” Secretary of Commerce David Toland said. “The CDBG-CV award provides cities and counties the ability to determine where the greatest need in their community lies and to provide some relief as we move into the recovery phase of the crisis.”

CDBG funds are one of Commerce’s primary tools in supporting the state’s small, predominantly rural communities. CDBG-CV grants are part of the state’s allocation from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and are designed to help Kansas communities respond to the needs of their residents and businesses during the reopening phase of the state.

The following communities are recipients of CDBG-CV awards.

Recipient

Award Amount

Abilene

$132,000

Allen County

$132,000

Anderson County

$132,000

Atchison

$132,000

Baldwin City

$132,000

Beloit

$132,000

Bourbon County

$132,000

Chanute

$132,000

Cherokee County

$169,200

Cimarron

$132,000

Clay County

$132,000

Cloud County

$132,000

Coffeyville

$167,000

Crawford County

$132,000

Derby

$132,000

Dodge City

$132,000

Ellsworth

$132,000

Ellsworth County

$132,000

Emporia

$167,000

Eudora

$132,000

Eureka

$167,000

Fort Scott

$132,000

Franklin County

$132,000

Garden City

$132,000

Garnett

$132,000

Girard

$169,200

Gove County

$132,000

Graham County

$167,000

Harper

$152,000

Horton

$167,000

Hoxie

$173,600

Hutchinson

$132,000

Independence

$167,000

Jackson County

$132,000

Jewell County

$132,000

Junction City

$167,000

Labette County

$132,000

Liberal

$132,000

Linn County

$132,000

Louisburg

$132,000

Marion County

$167,000

Marquette

$66,000

Marshall County

$132,000

McPherson

$132,000

Mitchell County

$132,000

Montgomery County

$132,000

Mulvane

$132,000

Neosho County

$169,200

Oberlin

$80,600

Osborne County

$132,000

Ottawa

$132,000

Parsons

$132,000

Phillips County

$132,000

Pittsburg

$170,300

Pleasanton

$132,000

Reno County

$132,000

Russell County

$173,600

Scott County

$132,000

Sheridan County

$132,000

Sherman County

$132,000

Smith County

$132,000

Thomas County

$132,000

Unified Greeley County

$55,000

Wallace County

$132,000

Wilson

$77,000

Wilson County

$132,000

To date, the Department of Commerce has received 106 award applications totaling more than $32 million.

 

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