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April 14 workshop helps federal funding applicants in Johnson County

An upcoming workshop in Johnson County will help qualified agencies who serve low and moderate income clientele apply for federal funding. Johnson County’s 2016 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) workshop takes place on April 14.

Each year, non-profits, faith based organizations, county agencies and municipalities in 17 Johnson County cities (excluding Shawnee and Overland Park who have access to other funds) can apply for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds under Johnson County’s CDBG. That funding is used for a wide range of improvements in local communities like housing rehabilitation, sidewalks and sewers, and public services like day camp scholarships and child care programs.

“Just like with any federal funding source, applying for this grant money isn’t easy,” says Viki Schmidt, Johnson County’s Community Development Coordinator. “So every year we hold this workshop to walk applicants through the application process, and help them make sure they have the proper records and paperwork.”

Johnson County’s CDBG workshop takes place April 14 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Sunset Drive Office Building (11811 S. Sunset Drive, Olathe.) For more information please call 913-715-8990 or email cdbg@jocogov.org.  Application workshop materials can be reviewed at: http://www.jocogov.org/dept/community-development/application-information.