Kansas communities awarded $4.4 million in federal grants

andy lambertJanuary 21, 2014


The Kansas Department of Commerce has announced that 10 Kansas communities will share a total of $4,484,000 in federal grants through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.


“These grants will help fund several important projects in communities across our state,” said Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George. “It’s great that we can use CDBG grants to assist the small and rural communities that are so important to the economy and quality of life in Kansas.” Screen shot 2013-12-18 at 2.23.53 PM


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. The grant must benefit low and moderate-income persons, prevent or eliminate slums and blight or resolve an urgent need where local resources are not available to do so.


CDBG funds are one of the Department’s primary tools in supporting the state’s small, predominately rural communities. The Department has distributed more than $300 million in CDBG funding in the last decade.


For more information, contact the Kansas Department of Commerce at (785) 296-3004, or visit KansasCommerce.com.


The recipients of grants are as follows:


City of Altamont, $500,000

This project will consist of replacing steel and asbestos water lines throughout the city. Other funds will match this grant with $1,207,175.


City of Carbondale, $500,000

The project will repair and replace sanitary sewer lines and manholes within the city. Other funds of $3,181,798 will match this project.


City of Cuba, $312,000

The city proposes to rehabilitate their entire water distribution system. Other funds will provide $579,523 to the project.


City of Easton, $500,000

The city will construct a new water treatment plant located outside of the floodplain. Other funds will provide $1,100,000 to the project.


City of Englewood, $172,000

This project will consist of a new water source and water system improvements. Other funds will provide $598,900 in matching dollars.


Greenwood County, $500,000

This project consists of replacement and relocation of water distribution lines within Rural Water District no. 1. Other funds will provide $2,837,615 to this project.


City of Parsons, $500,000

The project will repair or replace sewer lines and manholes. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment will provide $1,249,495 in matching funds.


City of Richmond, $500,000

The city proposes to replace water lines in the city as well as implementation of a new automated meter reading system. Other funds of $1,352,505 will be provided for this project.


City of Scranton, $500,000

The scope of work will rehabilitate approximately 34,000 linear feet of water distribution lines. Other funds of $1,877,860 will match this grant.


City of Udall, $500,000

The project proposes to make city-wide improvements to the water distribution system. Other funds will provide $1,122,329 to the project.


Press release via Kansas Department of Commerce






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