Civic Contractor Funding Program | Lead Bank Community Bank

Helping Communities Grow

Lead Bank believes in helping Kansas City businesses, so we created opportunities for woman-owned and other disadvantaged contracting companies.

The Need

Kansas City has around $1 billion in city contracts - but only 10% of local KC contractors bid on the projects.

The Problem

Why so few local bidders? While they had the skill, they lacked funding and bonding to bid on and complete the contracts.

The Solution

To help these contractors, and to help Kansas City, we created the Civic Contractor Funding Program.

Through the Civic Contractor Funding Program, Lead Bank has provided:

$18.8 Million

in credit for KCMO contractors

$6.5 Million

in credit for other related contracts

$4.9 million

in loans for the KC Single Terminal Airport project

* Measures loans and credit from January 1, 2016 - July 30,2021


Who qualifies?

If you offer services in these industries then our Civic Contractor Funding Program initiative is for you.


  • Concrete work
  • Flooring
  • Masonry
  • Window installation
  • Cabinet installation
  • Appliance installation
  • Electrical
  • Service contract for publishing production
  • Drywall
  • Carpentry
  • Engineering
  • Professional services



The Civic Contractor Funding Program in Action

Axiom Construction Group

How Civic Contractor Funding helped us.


Airport Contractors

Providing small businesses with easy, efficient access to funding and services.


"We are grateful Lead Bank understands the sensitive nature of having resources available to allow a Minority Business Enterprise to operate in an environment like the New KCI Airport Terminal."

Apply now!

Ready to make a positive change in your business with Lead Bank? Check out what you need to apply and get in touch to get started today.

  • Past two years of business's tax returns
  • Past two years of business owner's tax returns
  • Current personal banking statement of business owner