Disaster Relief

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

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) – Urgent Need Program

Grants to help communities address an immediate threat to health or safety resulting from a sudden and severe emergency. The need must be certified by the state agency that has regulatory oversight. Must explore all funding opportunities before contacting Department of Commerce. The maximum amount awarded is $400,000.

Deadline: As needed. Due to the emergency nature of such projects, applications are reviewed promptly.
Organization: Kansas Department of Commerce

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

A grant program to help communities implement hazard mitigation measures following a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration in the areas of the state, tribe, or territory requested by the Governor or Tribal Executive. Through this program, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) can provide funds to States and local governments to implement mitigation measures that reduce the risk of loss of life and property from future disasters. FEMA provides up to 75 percent of the funds for mitigation projects. The Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM) administers this Federal grant program. Project examples include but are not limited to acquisition/demolition, relocation, elevation in hazard prone areas and safe room construction.

Deadline: As needed following Disaster Declaration
Organization: Kansas Division of Emergency Management

FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Post Fire

States, federally-recognized tribes and territories affected by fires resulting in an Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) declaration on or after October 5, 2018, are eligible to apply.

Deadline: The application period opens with the state or territory’s first FMAG declaration of the fiscal year and closes six months after the end of that fiscal year.
Organization: FEMA

USDA Rural Development – Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants

Program helps eligible communities prepare for, or recover from, an emergency that threatens the availability of safe, reliable drinking water for households and businesses. Funds may be used for water transmission line grants up to $150,000 for construction of waterline extensions, repairs to breaks or leaks in existing water distribution lines, and related maintenance necessary to replenish water supply OR water source grants up to $500,000 for construction of a new water source, intake and/or treatment facility. Rural areas and towns with 10,000 or fewer people are eligible

Deadline: Throughout year.
Organization: USDA Rural Development