City of Shawnee

Community Development Block Grant

NOTIFICATIONS:
2022 CDBG Community Needs and Information Meeting - March 10
On Wednesday, March 10 at 6:00 P.M., the City of Shawnee will host a public meeting to receive input on the future use of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds regarding the City’s Annual Action Plan for 2022.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking steps to follow guidelines regarding social distancing and crowd size. If attendance is not essential, we encourage interested persons to listen to the meeting live on the City’s website at www.cityofshawnee.org.

Public comment will be accepted in person at Shawnee City Hall Council Chambers (11110 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas 66203) during the scheduled public meeting. Face masks are required inside the building. Seating is available in the Council Chambers and lobby, and will be available on a first come first serve basis. If special accommodations are needed, please contact us at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.

Public comments may also be submitted in writing prior to the meeting to Lauren Grashoff at lgrashoff@cityofshawnee.org or at 11110 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas 66203. Please contact Lauren Grashoff in the Community Development Department at 913-742-6226 with any questions.

2020 - 2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020 Action Plan

The purpose of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is to provide assistance to low and moderate income residents. Every five years a Consolidated Plan is adopted, and each year an Annual Action Plan (grant application) is submitted for approval, which conforms to the five-year plan.  This year the City submitted both a five-year (2020-2024) Consolidated Plan and an annual Action Plan for the use of CDBG funds. The Governing Body conducted a public hearing on the five-year Consolidated Plan and proposed use of the 2020 Community Development Block Grant funds at the August 26 and October 14, 2019 City Council meetings. 

The City of Shawnee was awarded $168,955 of CDBG Coronavirus Funds by the Federal CARES Act on March 27, 2020. The additional monies were incorporated in the 2020 Annual Action Plan as approved by the City Council on July 13, 2020. 

The following strategic priorities were selected to provide supports to low and moderate-income residents for the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan.  
Public facilities and improvements
Housing rehabilitation
Homelessness prevention
Public Services
Economic Development (added to support coronavirus response)

The Governing Body approved the projects below as part of the 2020 Annual Plan, as amended. The total allocated budget for the 2020 CDBG Entitlement funds is $287,208 and $168,955 of CDBG Coronavirus funds.

59th Street (King Street to Barton Street) Improvements - $218,083 for the removal and replacement of the existing street to include grading, widening, curb, sidewalk/ADA ramps, storm drainage facilities, pavement markings, and LED streetlight luminaires. The street and stormwater improvements will reduce the traffic hazards, increase pedestrian safety, and reduce area flooding. The project will be completed in 2021. 

Minor Home Rehabilitation Program - The City contracts with Johnson County Housing Services to provide housing rehabilitation services. Eligible projects undertaken include plumbing, heating, roofing, handicapped accessibility and remedy of interior code violations. Program applicants must be income qualified. The amount recommended for this program is $35,000, an additional $10,000 from prior year allocations. It is expected that 12 households in Shawnee will receive assistance through this program. 

Friends of Johnson County Developmental Services - $9,925 to create an accessible bathroom for three residents at a home they own on 69th Terrace. The City CDBG funds would be in addition to other funding sources, which will support more significant accessibility improvements. The estimated total project costs is approximately $55,670. 

Johnson County Parks and Recreation - $11,700 for summer day camp scholarship assistance to low and moderate income households with children.

The Salvation Army - $7,500 for emergency rent and utility assistance to income qualified Shawnee residents and $7,500 for emergency rent, mortgage and utility assistance for households impacted by the coronavirus. 

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas - $5,000 to provide emergency rent and utility assistance to income qualified Shawnee residents and $5,000 to provide emergency rent, mortgage and utility assistance to respond to persons impacted by the coronavirus.

Shawnee Community Services - $5,000 provide emergency rent, mortgage and utility assistance to respond to persons impacted by the coronavirus.

Economic Development - $112,000 for Micro-Enterprise Assistance & Low-Moderate Income job creation or Retention for businesses with 2-25 full time equivalent employees. The grants are awarded in response to economic hardship experienced by Shawnee small businesses as a direct effect of the coronavirus. The grants are used to pay lease or mortgages, up to $5,000.

Click here to view the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020 Annual Action Plan report.
2019 Annual Action Plan
The Governing Body approved the projects below as part of the 2019 Annual Plan. The total 2019 Community Development Block Grant is $279,377.

60th Street (Flint Street to Nieman Road) Street Improvements - $212,531 for the removal and replacement of the existing street to include grading, widening, curb, sidewalk/ADA ramps, storm drainage facilities, pavement markings, and LED streetlight luminaires. The street and stormwater improvements will reduce the traffic hazards, increase pedestrian safety, and reduce area flooding. The project ranked as #4 on the Street Improvement Program prioritization list. The project will be completed in 2020.

Minor Home Rehabilitation Program - The City contracts with Johnson County Housing Services to provide housing rehabilitation services. Eligible projects undertaken include plumbing, heating, roofing, handicapped accessibility and remedy of interior code violations. Program applicants must be income qualified. The amount recommended for this program is $25,000, the same as in previous years. It is expected that 10 households in Shawnee will receive assistance through this program.

Johnson County Parks and Recreation - $11,466 for summer day camp scholarship assistance to low and moderate income households with children.

The Salvation Army - $7,350 for emergency rent and utility assistance to income qualified Shawnee residents.

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas - $4,900 to provide emergency rent and utility assistance to income qualified Shawnee residents.

Mercy and Truth Medical Missions - $18,130 to provide for one new patient visit and either lab expenses or one follow-up visit for uninsured residents.