Kansans in every corner of the state have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As we work to recover from the unprecedented economic situation caused by this virus, the state of Kansas is making emergency financial relief available from federal CARES Act funding to those who need it most.
The Strengthening People and Revitalizing Kansas (SPARK) Task Force have approved more than $130 million in relief funding for economic development and connectivity in the state. These dollars are being awarded in the form of grants to eligible businesses.
Applications will open Wednesday, August 19 at 12:00 P.M. CST.
- Small Business Working Capital Grants - Kansas Businesses with fewer than 500 employees are eligible to apply for Smal Business Working Capital grants. Funds can be used to pay working capital expenses such as payroll, insurance, rent, mortgage payments, utilities, inventory, and more. Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis until funds are depleted.
- Securing Local Food Systems Grants - The Kansas Securing Local Food Systems grant program was created to support Kansas meat processing facilities, food processors, food banks, local direct-to-consumer producers, and retail outlets to address food for human consumption supply chain disruptions as a result of the COVID-10 public health emergency.
- PPE Procurement Grants - PPE Procurement grants use federal CARES Act funds as part of Kansas' response to the coronavirus pandemic. This program includes grants for businesses' COVID-19 response that consists of the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE), implementation of workplace redesigns, additional signage, new technology solutions for distance working, and other items to comply with COVID-19 public health guidelines on safely returning employees to work.