Community Development

The following is a listing of funding opportunities potentially available for projects related to Community Development with focus on programs applicable to North Central Kansas. Click here for helpful tips on seeking project funding.

Building a Stronger Economy 2.0 (BASE)

The BASE 2.0 grant program includes infrastructure investments associated with economic development projects including the development of new business parks; development of infrastructure required to support business expansions; renovation of existing business parks to bring them up to modern standards; development of infrastructure such as railroad spurs, water, wastewater, storm-water and other utilities; driveway aprons; business park signage; parking facilities directly associated with business attraction projects; speculative industrial office and residential space; development of infrastructure related to cybersecurity investments; and other projects that achieve the goal of expanding the state’s base of businesses and residents.

Deadline: Check website for details.
Organization: Kansas Department of Commerce

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) – Community Facilities

Grants to cities or counties. Project must benefit low-to-moderate income persons (at least 51%) per U.S. Census or official survey process. The 2023 Annual Competitive Grant projects include focused project types for this funding year in the following categories for Community Facilities and Services: Community Centers, Libraries and Parks, Sidewalks and Trails.

Deadline: Applications accepted until February 1, 2023 with grant award announcements in March of 2023.
Organization: Kansas Department of Commerce

Community Service Tax Credit Program

Program for non-profit organizations and public health care entities to offer Kansas tax credits for contributions made to approved projects. Based on the scope and cost of the proposed project, applicants may request up to $250,000 in tax credits. Applicant organizations in rural areas (less than 15,000 population) are eligible for a 70 percent credit. Applicant organizations in non-rural areas are eligible for a 50 percent credit.

Deadline: Annually, generally in the spring.
Organization: Kansas Department of Commerce

USDA Rural Development – Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program

Low interest loans available in areas of up to 20,000 in population. Develops essential rural community facilities including categories of health care, community facilities, telecommunications, public safety and public services. Maximum term for all loans is 40 years. Grant assistance may be available for up to 75% of project costs. Grant eligibility based on median household income, as well as loan payback ability. Grant funding only available in conjunction with loan financing.

Deadline: A preapplication is required before a formal application is submitted. Contact your local RD office for details.
Organization: USDA Rural Development