The City of Lawrence is seeking to fully utilize the benefits of the federally enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. As of Nov. 13, 2009 the City of Lawrence has been awarded the following:


North Second and Locust intersection reconstruction

New York Street reconstruction

Transportation Enhancment project

Clinton Parkway Path reconstruction

Transportation Enhancment project

Energy Efficiency grant funds

Entitlement application submitted

CDBG additional funds

Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Grant – KHRC

Transit bus replacement and facility funds

  • Two grants totaling $2,930,929 million
  • $1 million KDOT grant for urban transportation – News Release (PDF, 120 KB)
  • $1,930,929 for FTA bus replacement funding – Grant Application (PDF, 779 KB)

KDHE Clean Diesel Grant


As of Dec. 1, 2009 the City of Lawrence is eligible for, but has not yet received an update on the status on the following:

Not Awarded

Assistance to Firefighters Grant

  • Receive Staff Memo
    • City Commission action: Authorized the Fire/Medical Department to pursue the Assistance to Firefighters Grants.

Economic Development Administration Grant

Kasold Transportation Enhancement Grant

  • Kasold Application (PDF, 3 MB) *
    • * Not awarded, but being funded under a different KDOT program.

Transportation Enhancement Grant application: Santa Fe Depot

Carnegie Library

Transportation Enhancement grant

6th Street

Water and Wastewater Stimulus Projects


Additionally, the city has applied for the following competitive grant funds:

COPS Grant: Fund police officers for 3 year – $726,920