City to Apply For Grant Funding to Help Local Businesses

The Kansas Department of Commerce has recently announced Community Development Block Grant funding being made available to cities to address COVID-19 related issues.  

The CDBG funds are targeting two areas:

Economic Development – CDBG-CV Economic Development grants provide communities with funding to help local businesses retain jobs for low-to-moderate income people.

Meals Programs – CDBG-CV Meal Program grants are intended to provide Kansas cities and counties with funds to supplement various programs that provide access to nutritious foods during the COVID-19 crisis.

The City of St. Francis will be applying for this funding. We are asking local businesses who are interested in this grant opportunity to complete and return the attached questionnaire.  This questionnaire will help the City gauge interest and determine eligibility for the funding that is being made available.

The grant funds will be awarded to cities on a first come first serve basis and we are working diligently to complete the application process quickly.  For this reason we request businesses respond as soon as possible, and no later than May 27.

For any questions please contact City Clerk Lila Whitmore at 332-3142.

More information regarding the grants can be found here: