CDBG-CV Application

Phillips County CDBG-CV (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act)

Phillips County has received a Community Development Block Grant to help local for-profit businesses retain jobs for low-to-moderate income people. CV funding can assist these businesses with issues triggered by the Covid-19 virus and when no other funds are available. 

Phillips County will begin accepting applications from Phillips County businesses located outside of the Phillipsburg City limits beginning July 1, 2020. Applications will be accepted until August 14, 2020. Any business located within the Phillipsburg City limits that wishes to apply for funds, must do so through the Phillipsburg City Office.

The Phillips County application can be found on the link below, County Website: or requested by contacting or phone (785) 543-5809

Paper copies of the application can also be picked up at the PCED office located at 205 F Street in Phillipsburg or at the Phillips County Clerk's office located at 301 State Street Phillipsburg, KS. 

Applications will be processed first come-first served. Applications should be completed and dropped off at the PCED office during business hours (9:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday) Applications will be dated and time stamped. 

Our CDBG Grant Administrator will review applications for completeness and eligibility. After that, the Phillips County Commissioners will award funds based on review of demonstrated need. Businesses will be notified in writing of the outcome.

CDBG-CV Business Application


To be eligible you must be a for-profit business located in Phillips County outside of Phillipsburg City limits, in existence as of March 1, 2020, that has been impacted by COVID-19 and is retaining jobs for low to moderate-income individuals. 51% or more of these retained employees must be at 80% low to moderate income (LMI) or lower for the business to qualify. 

  • All employees that are at risk of not being retained by the employer must complete the LMI worksheet.
  • For the business to be eligible, 51% or more of these retained employees must qualify as an LMI employee.
  • Example: If a business has 10 employee, but 5 of these employees are not as risk on losing their jobs, then these employees are considered base employees. However, if the remaining 5 employees could potentially be at risk of losing their jobs, then these are considered retained employees. All retained employees must fill out the LMI worksheet which is based on total household income. (There is a form instruction sheet included in the application explaining how to fill out the LMI worksheet.)
  • Businesses must submit the application and all required supporting documentation to be eligible. 

CDBG-CV grants can be used for:

  • 60 days worth of working capital such as wages, utilities, rent, etc. Costs can be reimbursed back to March 1, 2020. (NOTE: Funds cannot be used for existing debt.)
  • The purchase of 60 days' worth of inventory needed to reopen (60days will begin on the day the business is allowed to open)

Businesses will be required to attach documentation that matches or exceeds the amount of funds you are applying for (Invoices, bills, receipts, or other materials documenting expenditures).

A business cannot apply for any CV funding that duplicates the "activity" from alternative sources. A list of these sources are included in the application. 

General Information
Executive Director
Caleb Breon
Phone Numbers
(785) 543-5809
Emergencies: Dial 911
205 F St.
Suite 205

8:00am - 5:00pm
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