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Johnson County cities ineligible for CDBG funds

This week, Governor Laura Kelly provided information during a regular media briefing about the Community Development Block Grant stimulus funding, which is administered in Kansas by the Department of Commerce. CDBG funds benefit cities and counties looking to improve their community. Projects must meet certain criteria outlined by the federal government.

These funds are not available in Johnson County, which is considered an entitlement jurisdiction. All cities within the county are ineligible. Other cities in the state that are also entitlement jurisdictions include Kansas City, Wichita, Topeka, Lawrence and Manhattan.

They are ineligible to apply for state of Kansas CDBG funds since they receive funding directly from the federal U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Learn more.

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