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Posted on: July 22, 2015

Kansas communities will share more than $13 million in Community Development Block Grant funding

The Kansas Department of Commerce has announced that 49 Kansas communities will share a total of $13,049,583 in federal grants for residential handicapped accessibility modifications, micro-loans, park and sidewalk improvements, and the construction of storm shelters through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

“The CDBG program provides vital support to rural areas of our state,” said Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George. “Small and rural communities grow our economy and enhance the quality of life in Kansas, so it is important that we support their needs. CDBG funding helps provide deserving communities with the resources to undertake critical projects.”

The CDBG program provides federal funds to local governments for the development of viable communities by addressing their housing, public facilities and economic development needs. To be awarded funds, local government units must meet at least one of three program objectives: benefit low and moderate-income persons, prevent or eliminate slums and blight, or resolve an urgent need when local resources are not available.

CDBG funds are one of the Department’s primary tools in supporting the state’s small, predominantly rural communities. The Department has distributed more than $450 million in CDBG funding in the last decade.

The following communities have been awarded CDBG grants under the special round of CDBG funding:

City of Alma, $348,634
Alma will make sidewalk, playground and park improvements. The city will contribute $39,366 in matching funds.

City of Assaria, $186,098
Assaria will make playground and park improvements. The city will contribute $18,610 in matching funds.

City of Atlanta, $301,400
Atlanta will construct a community storm shelter and make sidewalk improvements. The city will contribute $35,200 in matching funds.

City of Barnes, $280,000
Barnes will make sidewalk and park improvements. The city will contribute $28,000 in matching funds.

City of Belleville, $350,000
Belleville will make sidewalk and park improvements. The city will contribute $45,000 in matching funds.

City of Blue Mound, $172,000
Blue Mound will construct a new storm shelter and make sidewalk improvements. The city will contribute $20,000 in matching funds.

City of Burden, $162,429
Burden will make playground and park improvements. The city will contribute $16,243 in matching funds.

City of Carbondale, $349,518
Carbondale will make sidewalk, playground and park improvements. The city will contribute $34,952 in matching funds.

City of Chapman, $200,000
Chapman will make sidewalk improvements. The city will contribute $20,000 in matching funds.

City of Cherryvale, $350,000
Cherryvale will make sidewalk improvements. The city will contribute $50,000 in matching funds.

City of Chetopa, $347,800
Chetopa will construct two storm shelters. The city will contribute $34,800 in matching funds.

City of Clyde, $200,000
Clyde will make sidewalk, playground and park improvements. The city will contribute $40,859 in matching funds.

City of Coffeyville, $350,000
Coffeyville will make sidewalk improvements. The city will contribute $50,000 in matching funds.

Cheyenne County, $100,000
Cheyenne County will receive $100,000 in microloan funds to distribute to small qualified businesses in need of financing, up to $25,000 per loan.

City of Damar, $241,490
Damar will make sidewalk improvements. The city will contribute $30,000 in matching funds.

City of Fort Scott, $221,400
Fort Scott will make sidewalk improvements. The city will contribute $26,990 in matching funds.

City of Fowler, $350,000
Fowler will make sidewalk and park improvements. The city will contribute $39,512 in matching funds.

City of Frankfort, $291,227
Frankfort will construct a new storm shelter and make sidewalk and park improvements. The city will contribute $29,123 in matching funds.

City of Glen Elder, $343,164
Glen Elder will make sidewalk improvements. The city will contribute $34,316 in matching funds.

City of Goodland, $202,580
Goodland will construct two storm shelters. The city will contribute $38,159 in matching funds.

City of Gorham, $288,000
Gorham will make sidewalk, playground and park improvements. The city will contribute $42,500 in matching funds.

City of Green, $250,000
Green will make sidewalk and park improvements. The city will contribute $25,590 in matching funds.

City of Gypsum, $176,753
Gypsum will make sidewalk, playground and park improvements. The city will contribute $21,876 in matching funds.

City of Harveyville, $350,000
Harveyville will construct a new storm shelter and make park improvements. The city will contribute $35,000 in matching funds.

City of Hiawatha, $318,100
Hiawatha will make park improvements. The city will contribute $31,900 in matching funds.

City of Hill City, $261,520
Hill City will make sidewalk, playground and park improvements. The city will contribute $40,800 in matching funds.

City of Horton, $321,305
Horton will make sidewalk improvements. The city will contribute $32,131 in matching funds.

Jefferson County on behalf of Lakewood Hills Improvement District, $150,000
Jefferson County will make playground and park improvements. The city will contribute $16,200 in matching funds.

City of La Cygne, $350,000
La Cygne will make sidewalk improvements. The city will contributed $35,000 in matching funds.

City of Lebanon, $120,670
Lebanon will make sidewalk, playground and park improvements. The city will contribute $22,000 in matching funds.

City of Lyons, $350,000
Lyons will make sidewalk and park improvements. The city will contribute $40,372 in matching funds.

City of Marion, $221,940
Marion will make sidewalk and park improvements. The city will contribute $24,660 in matching funds.

City of Miltonvale, $350,000
Miltonvale will make sidewalk and park improvements. The city will contribute $35,825 in matching funds.

Mitchell County, $300,000
Mitchell County is the lead county for Dickinson, Ottawa and Saline Counties. These four counties will work together to provide needed handicapped accessibility improvement to their residents. The improvements that are eligible include bathroom modifications, ramps, utility rooms, driveways, sidewalks, doorways and other accessibility improvements. It is estimated that approximately 17 homes will be assisted to provide better mobility.

City of Mound Valley, $305,913
Mound Valley will construct a storm shelter and purchase playground equipment. The city will contribute $33,990 in matching funds.

City of Olsburg, $157,386
Olsburg will make sidewalk and park improvements. The city will contribute $17,347 in matching funds.

City of Osawatomie, $350,000
Osawatomie will make sidewalk and park improvements. The city will contribute $35,000 in matching funds.

City of Parsons, $309,651
Parsons will make playground and park improvements. The city will contribute $34,406 in matching funds.

City of Paxico, $181,980
Paxico will make sidewalk and park improvements. The city will contribute $20,220 in matching funds.

City of Plainville, $232,020
Plainville will make sidewalk and park improvements. The city will contribute $25,780 in matching funds.

City of Pleasanton, $350,000
Pleasanton will make sidewalk improvements. The city will contribute $35,000 in matching funds.

City of Russell, $350,000
Russell will make improvements to its tennis courts. The city will contribute $49,100 in matching funds.

City of Saint John, $198,360
Saint John will make sidewalk improvements. The city will contribute $22,040 in matching funds.

City of Scranton, $349,478
Scranton will make playground and park improvements. The city will contribute $34,948 in matching funds.

City of Stockton, $186,467
Stockton will make sidewalk, playground and park improvements. The city will contribute $45,606 in matching funds.

City of Sylvan Grove, $223,000
Sylvan Grove will make sidewalk, playground and park improvements. The city will contribute $22,300 in matching funds.

City of Tipton, $339,300
Tipton will make sidewalk, playground and park improvements. The city will contribute $52,400 in matching funds.

City of Uniontown, $110,000
Uniontown will construct two storm shelters. The city will contribute $15,890 in matching funds.

City of Williamsburg, $250,000
Williamsburg will make sidewalk improvements. The city will contribute $25,800 in matching funds.

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