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City seeks applications for neighborhood supplemental funding

Last week the City Council adopted Resolution #100446 that allocated supplemental funds, to be managed by the Public Improvements Advisory Committee (PIAC) process, for neighborhood level improvements.

The City of Kansas City, Mo. is immediately instituting a pilot program to fast track a portion of those funds to go to neighborhood improvements which can be started this year. This pilot program will allow an immediate benefit for neighborhoods, and will allow for the immediate creation of jobs, one of the main reasons given for making supplemental funds available.

“The City is currently targeting a portion of the total $24 million available for this pilot program,” said Pat Klein, Capital Improvements Program manager. “We are seeking applications immediately and expect to move through a very short time frame to approve some of those projects to begin this fall.”

“We are asking for neighborhood supporters to help,” said Mayor Mark Funkhouser. “Look around your neighborhood for small, easily completed projects that involve city assets. It may be sidewalks, curbs and gutters, catch basins, traffic signals, crosswalks or park improvements. Look for those projects which, if completed, could give the biggest improvement for the lowest cost.”

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Residents who find a project(s) they would like to apply for can go on-line to where the application is posted, or contact Rose Rhodes at 816-513-1322.

The deadline to apply for these pilot supplemental funds is June 23, 2010. We will have our normal PIAC hearing process starting June 17th. The PIAC Board is expected to meet in mid-July to consider these pilot applications and choose which projects to fund.

Projects that are not chosen to be funded in this pilot program will be held for consideration in the normal PIAC fund process when the balance of the supplemental funding has been exhausted. The deadline for PIAC applications for new projects will be August 31, 2010.

For more information contact Rose Rhodes, City Manager’s Office, 816-513-1322 or

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