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CDBG-CV Grant Information and Application

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From Governmental Assistance Services (GAS), Grant Administrator:

“The City of Osawatomie, KS has been awarded $117,000 of funding through the Kansas Department of Commerce’s Community Development Block Grant COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program (CDBG-CV). The City of Osawatomie Small Business COVID-19 Grant will assist with immediate and anticipated needs of existing Osawatomie small businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19. Negatively impacted small businesses are defined as for-profit, tax entity, non-farming businesses operating within the City of Osawatomie with less than 50 employees.

The application process will begin August 20th, 2020, and run through September 3rd, 2020. No applications will be accepted after 5:00 pm on September 3rd, 2020. Please fill out the application attached to this email and send the completed forms via email to or mail to Samantha Moon c/o City of Osawatomie – CDBG-CV Application, 439 Main St, Osawatomie, KS 66054. Please call 913-755-2146 ext. 103 or Garrett Nordstrom with Governmental Assistance Services at 816-805-9183 () with questions.

Eligibility

  • To be eligible to receive a CDBG-CV Small Business Grant, the recipient business must be a for-profit business and retaining jobs for low to moderate-income people. 51% or more of the full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs retained must be for persons from low to moderate-income households as defined by the department of Housing and Urban Development. A full-time equivalent job is defined as at least 36 hours a week.  Part time hours can be combined to fulfill a FTE job.  Households must have a total Adjusted Gross Income that is below 80% of County Median Income. The income limits for qualification are:

1 Person Family_____$48,200

2 Person Family_____$55,050

3 Person Family_____$61,950

4 Person Family_____$68,800

5 Person Family_____$74,350

6 Person Family_____$79,850

7 Person Family_____$85,350

8 Person Family_____$90,850


  • CDBG-CV grants can be used to pay for working capital, inventory, wages, utilities, rent, etc.
  • Paying off existing debt is NOT an eligible use. Grant dollars cannot be used for the acquisition of new building(s), property, expansion or personal non-business costs.
  • Duplication of benefits is prohibited under the federal CARES Act, meaning any small business that received funding from PPP, EIDL, SBA, or other programs authorized through the CARES Act, would only be eligible for CDBG-CV funds if the grant award was not used to cover the same week’s salaries, rent utilities, etc.
  • To receive funding distributions, businesses must be willing to share invoices/payroll information/etc. to ensure grant compliance.

Award Information

  • The CDBG-CV program allows for businesses with five or fewer employees (including the owner) to receive up to $25,000 per FTE job with a maximum of $30,000 per company.
  • Businesses with between six and 50 employees are eligible to receive up to $35,000 for each FTE job with a maximum of $50,000 per company.
  • With only $117,000 in local funding for this program, awards will be capped at $10,000 so that more businesses are able to be awarded. Awards will be distributed following an application review by the City of Osawatomie.”

The important thing to remember is the timeline. We will be accepting completed applications from August 20th through 5:00pm on September 3rd, 2020. We will close the application period at 5:00pm on September 3rd with NO exceptions. This particular grant is not awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis so please take your time when filling out the application and gathering the necessary documentation (but don’t take too long and miss the deadline!).

If you need assistance or have questions, please reach out to Assistant to the City Manager Samantha Moon () or Garrett and his team (their contact information is above). We’re here to help!

Quick Links:

COVID-19 Impact Survey, Originally Published April 2020

Pre-Informational Booklet, Originally Published August 18th, 2020

G.A.S. Grant Guide and Application, Originally Published August 19th, 2020




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