Community Development

Community Development Block Grant Public Services Proposals Accepted

The City of Independence is accepting applications for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for Public Service projects from qualified agencies for the 2018/2019 Program Year. 

The deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m., January 8th, 2018. 

It is anticipated that approximately $100,000 will be made available for grants ranging from $5,000-$25,000. Information regarding the CDBG program, timetable for application submission and review, and the funding allocation process, and application download is available here:  2018-19 CDBG Public Services Application in MS Word

Application instructions and guidelines: 18-19 CDBG Public Service Application Guidelines

2017-21 Consolidated Plan goals:

  • Rent and utility assistance
  • Homeless Prevention
  • Skilled job training and employment readiness programs for the unemployed and underemployed
  • Prisoner re-entry program, assistance with housing, job placement, substance abuse, and social
  • Access to fresh and healthy food and culturally relevant grocery stores
  • Public safety and crime reduction programs
  • Domestic violence and child abuse prevention and emergency services
  • Youth and young adult services (e.g. educational programming, college assistance, mentoring, GED classes, budgeting, savings programs)
  • Volunteer and employment opportunities for people with disabilities