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The City of Kannapolis has extended its application deadline for non-profits with programs that would qualify for its 2020-2021 Community Development Block Grant fund allocation. Funds are designated for activities that benefit low and moderate income residents in the city.

The deadline for submitting applications has been extended to 5 p.m. on May 30, 2020 in response to COVID-19.

Eligible Activities include:

 Employment services (e.g., job training);

 Crime prevention and public safety;

 Child care;

 Health services;

 Substance abuse services (e.g., counseling and treatment);

 Fair housing counseling;

 Education programs;

 Energy conservation;

 Services for senior citizens;

 Services for homeless persons;

 Welfare services (excluding income payments);

 Homebuyer down payment assistance; and

 Recreational services.

Applications will be reviewed by the Community Improvement Commission and by City staff. This year the total grant allocation is estimated at $55,000.  Multiple small grants up to $5,000 will be awarded to support existing program operations.  One or two larger grants of $15,000 will be awarded for new programs and/or new agencies.  Applicants may apply for both types of grant but will only be awarded one type. 

For more information or to request an application, please contact the City’s Community Development Program Administrator Sherry Gordon at sgordon@kannapolisnc.gov or 704-920-4332.  Applications are also available to download from www.kannapolisnc.gov.