City of Shawnee

Community Development Block Grant

NOTIFICATIONS:
2022 CDBG Annual Action Plan Public Meeting and 30-day comment period

On Monday, October 11, 2021, at 6:00 P.M., the City of Shawnee will hold a public meeting to consider the City’s 2022 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Action Plan under the City’s entitlement from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers inside City Hall (11110 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas 66203). Face masks are strongly encouraged for unvaccinated persons.

The 2022 Annual Plan is a component of the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan which outlines the types of projects anticipated to be undertaken to meet the community development needs of low and moderate income residents. Priorities of the Consolidated Plan designate the provision of public services, public facility and infrastructure improvements, housing rehabilitation, and homelessness prevention.

It is expected that the City of Shawnee will receive approximately $306,724 in Entitlement Community Development Block Grant funds in fiscal year 2022. The 2022 Annual Plan proposes to address the needs of Shawnee residents by funding the following projects; Johnson County Park and Recreation District-$17,820 for summer camp scholarships and out of school care, The Salvation Army-$16,000 for subsistence payments, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas-$4,000 for subsistence payments, and Metro Lutheran Ministries-$8,000 for subsistence payments, $25,000 for the Minor Home Rehabilitation program, $18,500 to Friends of JCDS for accessibility improvements, and $217,404 for street and stormwater improvements on Barton Street between 59th Street and 59th Terrace.

Copies of the 2022 Action Plan draft may be reviewed at Shawnee City Hall between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Upon completion of the public hearing there will be a thirty (30) day public comment period, October 12, 2021 through November 11, 2021. Comments can be made in writing to 11110 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS 66203, by phone at 913-742-6226, or by e-mail to lgrashoff@cityofshawnee.org.

Should you require special accommodations or if you have any questions, contact Lauren Grashoff, Shawnee Community Development Department, 11110 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS 66203, 913-742-6226.

2021 Annual Action Plan

The Governing Body approved the projects below as part of the 2021 Annual Action Plan. The total 2021 Community Development Block Grant is $306,742.

Barton Street (W. 59th Terrace to W. 60th Street ) Improvements - $242,224 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 2022.

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. It is expected that 8 households in Shawnee will receive assistance through this program.

Johnson County Parks and Recreation - $14,500 for summer day camp and out of school care scholarship assistance to low and moderate income households with children.

The Salvation Army - $12,000 for emergency rent and utility assistance to income qualified Shawnee residents.

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas - $5,000 to provide emergency rent and utility assistance to income qualified Shawnee residents.

Friends of JCDS - $8,000 for minor home rehabilitation improvements to an affordable single-family house for four adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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.  In 2020, the City submitted both a five-year (2020-2024) Consolidated Plan and an annual Action Plan for the use of CDBG funds.

The City of Shawnee was awarded $414,752 of CDBG Coronavirus Funds by the Federal CARES Act in 2020. The additional monies were incorporated in the 2020 Annual Action Plan by two substantial amendments.

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, including in response to the coronavirus
Economic Development (added to support coronavirus response)

The Governing Body approved the projects below as part of the 2020 Annual Plan, as amended in April 2021.

59th Street (King Street to Barton Street) Improvements - $218,039 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. 

$2,850 to install air scrubbers/purifiers on HVAC systems at three residences owned by Friends of JCDS. The project is to prevent the coronavirus.

$16,000 for home improvements at a sing-family residence owned by Friends of JCDS. The home will be used to house clients that need to isolate due to testing positive for COVID-19. After that time, the residence will serve a permanently affordable housing for Friends of JCDS clients.

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 to view the complete 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020 Annual Action Plan report.