Local governments and non-profit organizations in Johnson County that may be looking to the county for Community Development Block Grant stimulus funding are hearing, unfortunately, that because Johnson County is an entitlement jurisdiction, the county and all cities within the county, are ineligible to apply.
Other entitlement cities include Kansas City, Wichita, Topeka, Lawrence and Manhattan. They are not eligible to apply for state of Kansas CDBG funds since they receive funds directly from the federal U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The CARES Act authorized $330 billion through emergency supplemental appropriations, including more than $6.5 billion for the CDBG Program, the Economic Development Administration, and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership.
For more information on the state of Kansas program please visit: