City of Shawnee

Community Development Block Grant

2020 - 2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020 Action Plan (proposed)

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 will submit 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 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

The Governing Body approved the projects below as part of the 2020 Annual Plan. The total allocated budget for the 2020 Community Development Block Grant is $287,208.

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. 

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

  

 

Notifications: Substantial Amendment to the 2018 Action Plan for public comment
On or after Monday, March 23, 2020, the City of Shawnee will submit a substantial amendment to the 2018 Community Development Block Grant Annual Action Plan. The substantial amendment consists of reallocating unused funds from the King Street (59th Terrace to 60th Street) improvement project to the 60th Street (Flint Street to Nieman Road) improvement project in the amount of $126,543.48.  This funding is available since the costs to complete the King Street project were less than the funds originally allocated in the grant. The remaining 2018 CDBG dollars are available to be committed.  

On November 26, 2018, the City of Shawnee Governing Body approved the 60th Street improvement project to be included in the 2019 CDBG Annual Plan. The King Street project is scheduled to be completed in 2020, and will consist of street and stormwater improvements between Flint Street and Nieman Road. This portion of 60 Street will be upgraded to City standards, including the removal and replacement of the existing street to include grading, widening, curb, sidewalk with ADA ramps, storm drainage facilities, pavement markings and LED streetlights. Detailed information on the project to be considered in this substantial amendment is available for review at the Shawnee Community Development Department, City Hall, 11110 Johnson Drive between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  

This amendment constitutes a substantial amendment to the 2018 Annual Action Plan. The City’s Citizen Participation Plan calls for a 30-day comment period, beginning on February 19, 2020 and ending at 5:00pm on March 20, 2020, before submitting the amendment. 

Comments or questions on the proposed substantial amendment may be addressed to: Lauren Grashoff, Neighborhood Planner, 11110 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas 66203, at (913) 742-6226, or at lgrashoff@cityofshawnee.org prior to 5:00 p.m. on March 20, 2020.