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.

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

Project WeKan

ProjectWeKan is a crowdfunding and volunteer-sourcing site that is designed to match Kansas community projects with those who want to help through donations or volunteerism. Non-profit community-initiated projects that strengthen community are eligible.

Deadline: Submit your project anytime.
Organization: Project We Kan! is overseen by the We Kan! Network board, which is a sister organization to the Kansas Sampler Foundation based out of Inman.

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