The Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) establishes guidelines for the awarding of remainder/discretionary grants as authorized by the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG).
The primary intended use of the grant funds awarded to Kansas and to subgrantees is “to provide assistance to States and local communities, working through a network of community action agencies and other neighborhood-based organizations, for the reduction of poverty, the revitalization of low-income communities, and the empowerment of low-income families and individuals in rural and urban areas to become fully self-sufficient.”
The authorizing legislation states that these goals are achieved through:
A. the strengthening of community capabilities for planning and coordinating the use of a broad range of Federal, state, local, and other assistance (including private resources) related to the elimination of poverty, so that this assistance can be used in a manner responsive to local needs and conditions;
B. the organization of a range of services related to the needs of low-income families and individuals, so that these services may have a measurable and potentially major impact on the causes of poverty in the community and may help the families and individuals to achieve self-sufficiency;
C. the greater use of innovative and effective community-based approaches to attack the causes and effects of poverty and of community breakdown;
D. the maximum participation of residents of the low-income communities and members of the groups served by programs assisted through block grants made under (the Act) to empower such residents and members to respond to the unique problems and needs within their communities; and
E. the broadening of the resource base of programs directed to the elimination of poverty so as to secure a more active role in the provision of services for private, religious, charitable, and neighborhood-based organizations; and individual citizens, and business, labor, and professional groups, who are able to influence the quantity and quality of opportunities and services for the poor.”
As outlined with the FFY 2017 CSBG State Plan, this RFP seeks proposals for Innovative Projects which advance the primary intended use of CSBG funds.
Applicants are advised that direct services funded by CSBG are restricted to Kansas residents with household incomes that fall at or below 125 percent of the Federal Poverty Guideline.
Please review the RFP Documents: 2017 CSBG RemainderDiscretionary RFP Guide | FFY 2017 RemainderDiscretionary RFP Application | 2017 CSBG RemainderDiscretionary Budget Workbook