The City of Pittsburg looks to grant money to help the rehabilitation of homes. This is a grant the Community Development and Housing Office deals with every year.
The grant application helps with the city's Operation Clean Sweep program which promotes a more vibrant community.
Community Development Specialist Deena Hallacy says the office could receive up to $400,000 from the state which could help 15 low to moderate income homeowners.
More than 40 people have signed up for the program.
Hallacy says having people on the list ready to do something with their Home Shows Initiative the Kansas Department of Commerce likes to see.
"It makes more sense to them for a community that already has those applicants lined up ready to take action on," says Deena Hallacy of Community Development Specialist. "It's more difficult for us obviously because we're getting people excited about applying for funds that we may not have."
Community Development and Housing workers say the competition for this funding is stiff but the odds are just as good as every other city's.
The city approved to move ahead with the application process in a commission meeting last night.
It is now up to the state to determine how much money the city could get from the grant.