Community Development Block Grant

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Drug Testing Bill Advances In Kansas Senate

The Kansas Senate has tentatively approved legislation requiring drug tests for some people seeking welfare benefits. It was approved after Senators amended it to require the same scrutiny of legislators.


People living in certain parts of Wichita can now begin applying for free house paint through a program offered by the city.

Qualified property owners will receive up to $200 in paint.

Seniors and those with certain disabilities may also qualify for a grant to cover the cost of labor to have their homes painted.

The program continues until September 14 and is paid for with Community Development Block Grant funds from the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development.