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Posted on: March 31, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Notice to citizens in El Dorado/Butler County opportunity for work

The City of El Dorado has received a $250,000.00 Community Development Block Grant from the Kansas Department of Commerce for Rehabilitation of the downtown building at 142 N. Main Street El Dorado, Kansas, Butler County.

This grant will provide the City of El Dorado the opportunity to search for eligible local citizens interested in participating in the project. Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended through 1994, provides that to the greatest extent feasible, preference for economic opportunities will be given to citizens in El Dorado who are determined to be low to moderate income individuals. A low to moderate income individual can be calculated by documenting household income of less than 80 percent of the county median income. Opportunities such as job training and employment that arise through this Community Development Block Grant project will be directed toward El Dorado residents. Section 3 business concern can be eligible for a Section 3 contract as awarded in connection with CDBG projects if they meet one of the following criteria, documented within the last six-month period:

•  It is at least 51 percent owned and controlled by low-or very low-income persons;

• Over seventy-five (75) percent of the labor hours performed by the business are performed by low or very low-income persons; or

• It is a business at least 51 percent owned and controlled by current public housing residents or residents who currently live in Section 8-assisted housing.

 Section 3 requirements apply to the City of El Dorado as a grantee, if the project activity is more than $200,000 in funding from housing and community development financial assistance programs. 

If you wish to determine if you qualify or have an interest in serving as a subcontractor for this project, please contact Gloria McDowell, South Central Kansas Economic Development District, 9730 E. 50th Street Bel Aire, Kansas 67226 at (316) 262-7035.

If you are interested in job training or other employment resources, please contact: KANSASWORKS services at (877) 509-6757 or visit

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