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Phone: 913-715-8990

11811 S. Sunset Drive, Suite 1300, Olathe, Kansas 66061

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The mission of the Johnson County Community Development Office is to secure federal, state and local funding for community development activities, to provide leadership in coordinating these activities, and to ensure continued funding through the accountable, efficient and effective use of these funds in serving low- to moderate-income residents in Johnson County.

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Notice of Proposed 2022 Action Plan for Public Review and Comment
September 23, 2021

Johnson County Community Development presents its proposed 2022 Annual Action Plan to citizens of Johnson County for a 30-day public review and comment period, September 25, 2021 through October 24, 2021. The Public Hearing date on Johnson County's proposed Action Plan for 2022 is scheduled to be held on October 28, 2021 during the 9:30 a.m. BOCC meeting in the Hearing Room on the third floor of the County Administration Building, 111 South Cherry Street, Olathe, Kansas. The purpose of the 30-day public comment period and the Public Hearing is the receive comments from citizens on the proposed uses of the 2022 CDBG and HOME program funding.

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Click here to review the full 2022 Draft Action Plan.

Public Notice for Housing and Community Development Advisory Committee Meeting
July 29, 2021

The Johnson County Housing and Community Development Advisory Committee is scheduled to hold its meeting at 8:30a.m., Wednesday, August 18, 2021. This scheduled meeting will be held in Suites 1070/75, Sunset Drive Office Building, 11811 S. Sunset Drive, Olathe, Kansas. For further information, please call (913) 715-8990 or email [email protected].

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Notice of 30-Day Public Comment Period on Proposed Amendments to Johnson County's 2020 Action Plan
July 29, 2021

Notice of 30-Day Public Comment Period on Proposed Amendments to Johnson County's 2020 Action Plan

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The City of Olathe is requesting that the County consider making the following amendments to the 2020 Action Plan. Two projects have been canceled: Keeler Street sidewalk project with a balance of $100,000.00 and Parkview Manor Bathroom Improvements with a balance of $47,737.92 for a total of $147,737.92 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for 2020. Olathe is requesting that the canceled funds be transferred to eligible projects listed in the 2019 and 2020 Action Plans including: 2019 Olathe Parkview Manor Security, 2020 Olathe Parkview Manor Parking Lot, and 2020 Pine/Elm ADA Improvements.

This Amendment would constitute a substantial amendment to the 2020 Action Plan. The County's Citizen Participation Plan calls for a 30-day public comment period before making these amendments. 

Comments or questions on these proposed amendments may be addressed to: Community Development Coordinator, 11811 S. Sunset Dr., Suite 1300, Olathe, KS 66061, by phone at (913) 715-8990, or by email to: [email protected] .

CARES Act CDBG-CV3 Application Posted!
April 1, 2021

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Johnson County will receive a special allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). This allocation was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Public Law 116-136 signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020 in response to the growing effects of this historic public health crisis. The CARES Act will provide $942,070 in Community Development Block Grant Coronovirus (CDBG-CV3) funding to Johnson County through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This funding opportunity excludes the cities of Overland Park, Lenexa and Shawnee who will receive their own allocation of funding from the CARES Act as entitlement communities. The City of Olathe is a member of the Urban County and will receive a percentage of the Johnson County CARES Act allocation and utilize the County application materials.

CDBG-CV3 Application Now Posted

Application Workshop for 2022 Johnson County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Announced
March 26, 2021



An Application Workshop for 2022 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds is tentatively scheduled at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 14, 2021 in Room 1070/75 at the Sunset Drive Office Building, 11811 South Sunset Drive, Olathe.

Please note that eligible applicants for CDBG funding are cities in Johnson County, county departments, nonprofit organizations with an IRS 501(c)(3) tax exemption letter, and faith-based organizations.

In addition to responding to applicants questions, there will be a brief overview of the CDBG program and the application. Completed applications for 2022 CDBG funding will be due by noon on May 27, 2021.

For questions concerning the 2022 CDBG Application Workshop, please contact Community Development at (913) 715-8990 or email [email protected]. 

Additional information on the CDBG Program can be found at: http://jocogov.org/dept/planning-and-codes/community-development/community-development-block-grant-cdbg.

You are encouraged to check the website https://www.jocogov.org/dept/planning-and-codes/community-development/home at least two (2) business days prior to the meeting for any updates. 

Should the application workshop be cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns, a notice will be sent out, the website will be updated, training slides will be posted to our website, and questions will be answered via email.