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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 $631,737 in Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) 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.
The 2021 Johnson County CDBG Application due date has been extended to 12:00 p.m. on Monday, June 1, 2020. See link to full notice on the CDBG Page.
APPLICATION WORKSHOP FOR 2021 JOHNSON COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT
An Application Workshop for 2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds is scheduled at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 7, 2020 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 2021 CDBG funding will be due by noon on May 21, 2020.
For questions concerning the 2021 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/community-development/community-development-block-grant-cdbg.
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.
Please see important updates to Johnson County CDBG and ESG Program Administration in response to COVID-19 below.