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CENTRAL CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (CCED)
SALES TAX DISTRICT 

ESSENTIAL SERVICES FUND

2021 Guidelines + Application

     

Grant administrator contact information:

Community Capital Fund

3200 Wayne Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64109

(816) 502-9584

info@ccfkansascity.org


GRANT PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Community Capital Fund will administer the Central City Economic Development (CCED) Essential Services Fund to provide immediate relief to residents within the CCED District who are experiencing extreme economic hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including job loss, forthcoming eviction/foreclosure, food insecurity, and access to available resources for economic opportunity. This form is for residents who wish to apply for rent/mortgage, utility and/or food assistance, and COVID-related motel/hotel, and transportation. Only one award will be made per household. A max of $3,000.00 per household will be awarded.

 

About the Community Capital Fund (CCF)

Since 2012, the Community Capital Fund (CCF) has invested in innovative and measurable community development that aligns with and strengthens the financial, human, and social capital of under-resourced neighborhoods in the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area. CCF has deployed more than $1,000,000 to neighborhoods and grassroots organizations, organized eight Community Development Workshops that have collectively drawn more than 2,000 community leaders, and fiscally sponsored ten social ventures that have raised more than $1,500,000.

About the Central City Economic Development Sales Tax District Board (CCED)

Approved by Kansas City voters 2017, the one-eighth-cent Central City Economic Development (CCED) Sales Tax will run for 10 years and is expected to generate about $10 million annually.  The City of Kansas City, Missouri Planning and Development Department prepared the Central City Sales Tax District Databook with information about the demographics of the area, development trends, and redevelopment opportunities. The focus of the CCED Sales Tax is on commercial/industrial and residential development. The sales tax is used for catalytic and incremental projects.

USE OF FUNDS

The CCED Essential Services Fund may be used to pay rent and mortgage expenses, utilities payments, and purchase grocery items. CCF reserves the right to make all award determinations. Direct payments will be made to providers for the following expenses:

  • Mortgage payment (to financial institution)
  • Rent payment (to landlord/management group)
  • Utilities payment (to provider)
  • Food assistance via gift card from partnering supermarkets and will be mailed to the address listed on the application. Alcohol and tobacco purchases are not permitted.
  • Hotel/motel (direct payment to business)
  • Transportation (gas card)

ELIGIBILITY

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To qualify for the CCED Essential Services Fund, applicants must:

  1. Submit a completed CCED Essential Services Application. Only completed applications with all required documentation will be considered for funding. The review and selection process will decide which residents meet the minimum and priority qualifications for funding. Applications that meet the minimum and preferred qualifications will be reviewed and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. (These qualifications will be explained below).
  2. Prove current residency in the CCED Sales Tax District, the area contained by Indiana Avenue on the east, The Paseo Boulevard on the west, 9th Street on the north, and Gregory Boulevard on the south. See map on right:
  3. Demonstrate financial hardship. Will accept an unemployment letter or dated letter from employer stating furlough/layoff/termination/reduction of hours; and/or a notice of eviction/foreclosure, overdue rent/mortgage; and/or utility bill showing past-due/shutoff status.
  4. Demonstrate that their household income does not exceed 80% of Area Median Income as set by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. See chart below:

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REPORTING

Grantees will be asked to submit follow-up information 60 days after the funds are awarded, 6 months after the funds are awarded, and 12 months after the funds are awarded.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants of the CCED Essential Services Fund may submit an application one of two ways:


1.      Complete and submit the online form

2.      Download and print a PDF of the application (available at www.ccfkansascity.com/essential-services) and submit a completed copy along with copies of required documents to info@ccfkansascity.org.

3.     Printed forms will be available for pickup and in-person submission at the Mohart Multipurpose Center, 3200 Wayne Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64109. Updated Hours 9:00 am – 4:30 pm CST.

        If you have been diagnosed or have been exposed to a person diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days or are currently experiencing a fever, cough, or sore throat, please submit your application online—DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION AT AN IN-PERSON DROP OFF SITE.


CHECKLIST OF REQUIRED DOCUMENTS


The following documentation is required at time of submission. Applications without the proper documentation will not be considered for an award:

  • Photo ID 

  • 2 proofs of residency: Accepted documents include an addressed utility bill, rent agreement, mortgage bill, phone bill, or other official document showing name and address

  • Proof of household income: Please list the source and amount of all current income received by all family members, including yourself. Include all earnings and benefits received from AFDC/TANF, VA, Social Security, SSI, SSID, Unemployment, Worker’s Compensation, Child Support, etc. Household income verification may include personal 2019 tax return, two most recent pay stubs, or last two months of bank statements for each income-earning member of the household.

  • Proof of financial hardship (loss of income): Unemployment letter or dated letter from employer stating furlough/layoff/termination/reduction of hours or notification of Federal unemployment benefits (Applicants who are under or unemployed and not receiving Federal unemployment benefits will be prioritized for funding)

Additional documentation for those seeking rental/mortgage/utility assistance
  • Copy of lease agreement/mortgage statement.
  • A copy of a personal notice of eviction/foreclosure, or overdue rent/mortgage. Document must include name and address of applicant.
  • For each utility selected, provide a copy of your most recent bill. Document must include your name and account number and show past-due/shutoff status.

Required documentation for hotel/motel assistance (applications for this assistance will not be accepted in-person)

  • Positive COVID-19 test results dated no later than 14 days from application submission date
  • Copy of hotel invoice

Other documentation may be required.

STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION 

It is the general policy of CCF to operate without discrimination as to age, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin in its overall administration and consideration of grant requests.

LEARN MORE

CCF will announce more information, including in-person submission locations and dates. Please visit https://www.ccfkansascity.org/essential-services and subscribe to the CCF newsletter or follow @ccfkansascity to learn more.


STOP!!!

Before beginning the application, make sure you are eligible to apply.

Answer the following questions.



1.    Are you a resident within the CCED Sales Tax District?

·       The boundaries are Indiana Avenue on the east, The Paseo Boulevard on the west, 9th Street on the north, and Gregory Boulevard on the south (see map above).


If you do not live within the boundaries of the CCED Sales Tax District and need assistance, please visit www.kcmo.gov/renthelp to learn more about other agencies able to serve KCMO residents.


2.    Have you lost income because of the pandemic (laid off, loss of hours, furloughed), or are at risk of eviction/foreclosure, and can prove it?

·       Will accept an unemployment letter or dated letter from employer stating furlough/layoff/termination/reduction of hours; and/or a notice of eviction/foreclosure, overdue rent/mortgage; and/or utility bill showing past-due/shutoff status.


3.    Is your household income at or below 80% of Area Median Income, as set by the Department of Housing and Urban Development?

·       CCF team will also need to verify this, as a required part of the application review process (see chart above).


    If you answered “yes” to these questions, you may move forward with applying to the “CCED Essential Services Fund”.

     

    Applications that are incomplete and without the proper required documentation will not be considered for an award.

     

    CCF reserves the right to make all award determinations.


    Application


    CCED Essential Services Fund


    Please complete the following application in full and submit to Community Capital Fund. CCF WILL LIMIT 1 AWARD PER HOUSEHOLD. If awarded food assistance and transportation, gift cards will be mailed to the address provided below. ALL QUESTIONS/ITEMS WITH RED ASTERISK ARE REQUIRED.

    PART 1: PERSONAL INFORMATION
















    Family Member Name (Include Yourself) Income Source Amount ($) Frequency - Per (Week/Month/Year)










    Please provide the following documentation in REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS SECTION:

    • Photo ID
    • 2 Proofs of residency. Accepted documents include addressed utility bill, rent agreement, mortgage bill, phone bill, or other official document showing name and address
    • Proof of household income. Household income verification may include personal 2019 tax return, two most recent pay stubs, or last two months of bank statements for each income-earning member of the household.
    • Proof of financial hardship (loss of income). Unemployment letter or dated letter from employer stating furlough/layoff/termination/reduction of hours or notification of Federal unemployment benefits (Applicants who are under or unemployed and not receiving Federal unemployment benefits will be prioritized for funding).

    Personal Information


    Any of the information provided below will be used to assess organizational impact and will not be used in the decision-making process or be publicized without your consent. 










    PART 2: REQUESTED ASSISTANCE

    Please select only the types of assistance for which you are in need and complete the account and billing information in full. Incomplete information will result in a loss of award.

    A max of $3,000.00 per household will be awarded.


    Rental / Mortgage Assistance










    If seeking rental/mortgage assistance, provide the following documentation in REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS SECTION:

    •     Copy of lease agreement/mortgage statement.
    •     A copy of a personal notice of eviction/foreclosure, or overdue rent/mortgage. Document must include name and address of applicant.

    Utility Assistance 









    If seeking utility assistance, provide the following documentation in REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS SECTION:

    • For each utility selected, provide a copy of your most recent bill. Document must include your name and account number and show past-due/shutoff status.

    Food Assistance 



    If approved for food assistance, you will receive a gift card to a local grocery store mailed to your address provided. Alcohol and tobacco purchases are not permitted.

    Hotel/Motel 







    Transportation


    If seeking hotel/motel assistance, provide the following documentation in REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS SECTION:  

    • Positive COVID-19 test results dated no later than application submission date
    • Copy of hotel/motel invoice

    REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS (DOCUMENTATION)
















    Endorsement

    I certify that the statements on this application are true to the best of my knowledge and belief and understand that they will be verified; and I will comply with the applicable laws, regulations, terms, and conditions in effect at the time of the grant