Welcome to the Kansas City, Missouri Community Development CDE (KCMO CDE) website.

The KCMO CDE is a 501(c)(4) community development entity committed to creating opportunities in Kansas City's most economically distressed communities.

Whether it is providing financing to a business or catalytic development project through the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program, financing property improvements through its façade improvement loan program, supporting microlending to start-up and small businesses, or helping to deliver services and resources to small business owners and residents of low income communities (LICs) through its many strategic partners, the KCMO CDE is dedicated to promoting and supporting innovative, targeted and collaborative economic and community development initiatives to help build and grow vibrant, sustainable and prosperous communities throughout Kansas City, Missouri.

KCMO CDE has closed its first NMTC RFP round of 2014

  • The KCMO CDE is no longer accepting proposals from operating companies, real estate development entities, and not-for-profit organizations seeking New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) facilitated financing for eligible investment activity in qualified low-income census tracts in Kansas City, Mo. The deadline for submission of the KCMO CDE’s NMTC application under the first RFP round of 2014 was February 28th. Based on availability of NMTC allocation, the next RFP round will begin in April with an application submission deadline of May 30. For questions regarding the NMTC Program and/or the KCMO CDE’s application process, please contact Ruben Alonso III, Executive Director, KCMO CDE at (816) 216-1851 , ext. 1112 or ruben_alonso@kcmocde.org.

    Workshop in Business Opportunities (WIBO)

    • This February, the KCMO CDE welcomed the second cohort of participants to its Workshop in Business Opportunities (WIBO) program. The WIBO 16-Week Workshop, How to Build a Growing Profitable Business, is for people who are currently operating or plan to start a business. Our objective is to help participants start and build a successful business that contributes to financial empowerment and job creation for them, their family, and their community.

      The WIBO 16-Week Workshop is a three-hour workshop, held once a week in the evening. The workshop runs February through June 2014, and again September through January 2015.

      The deadline to apply for the spring session has passed. If you are interested in this program or have any questions about the WIBO workshop, please contact Christine Kahm at 816-216-1851 ext. 1113 or email christine_kahm@kcmocde.org.