Attention Blue Grass residents that reside within the City Limits: Thinking of remodeling? The City of Blue Grass offers a Low-to-Moderate Income
Financial Assistance Program Grant to eligible residents that meet the income limits as follows:
1 $ 47,800
2 $ 54,600
3 $ 61,450
4 $ 68,250
5 $ 73,750
6 $ 79,200
7 $ 84,650
8 $ 90,100
If you meet this limit, you may qualify. Listed below is the Program Grant Guidelines:
Eligibility: Residents must reside in the corporate limits of the City of Blue Grass in order to be eligible for LMI Financial Assistance.
Funded Project: The LMI Financial Assistance Program Grant is an agreement between the City of Blue Grass and the applicant and is a legal binding contract that commits the City of Blue Grass to grant LMI funds to an eligible applicant and commits the applicant to only use the grant for the specific purpose approved by the City.
Application: Residents must complete an application provided by the City Clerk/Financial Officer and provide proof of income for the past three years by submitting social security or pension statements, federal income tax returns filed within the last three years and/or bank statements.
Eligible Projects: Eligible projects shall be related to home improvements such as roofing, siding, sidewalk repair(s), handicap accessible ramps, windows, emergency, or safety items repairs and/or other improvements related to housing. However, the Council may, on a case-by-case basis review and approve a project that they feel qualifies for financial assistance as long as the applicants meets all the other requirements. If there is an emergency during non-working hours, the resident should contact the Mayor to determine if the improvement qualifies as an eligible project.
Administrative Allowance: A resident may submit an application once a year, except in case of an emergency. Each application may request LMI assistance in an amount not to exceed $18,000.00. The City shall require the applicant to pay ten percent (10%) of the cost of the project from the applicant’s own funds. If the home is sold within five (5) years from the issuance of the grant, the property owner shall repay a prorated portion of the grant with the repayment decreasing by twenty percent (20%) each year the home is owned after the grant.
If the project is related to housing, the Building Commissioner shall evaluate the request for proposals submitted by the applicant and shall upon completion of the project perform such inspection to report to the City Council that the project was complete as defined in the quote and or report any deficiencies and/or corrections that need to be made prior to payment being made to the contractor and/or individual.
Payment: Once the project is complete, the contractor and/or resident must submit an invoice for services rendered, reflecting the resident’s ten percent (10%) payment, according to the application for payment and approved by the City Council.
LMI Assistant Grant Procedures
Step 1: Application and financial documentation. Resident submits a completed application and submits the
required financial data.
Step 2: Once it is determined that the resident qualifies for a LMI Grant and signs the Affidavit, the resident must sign a Hold Harmless Agreement and accept the terms of LMI contract.
Step 3: The Building Commissioner shall then perform a complete home inspection. After the application is received and the financials are verified, the Building Commissioner shall inspect the homeowner’s property and review the homeowner’s request for improvements, including whether their request is to repair and/or replace item(s) is appropriate.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the City Clerk at (563) 381-4700 or via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the Building Commissioner, Jim Meyrer at (563) 349-6246 or via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..