Kansas Governor Laura Kelly Announces Nearly $14 Million in Grants for Rural Communities

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly

Federal fundings of over $14 Million in grants for Kansas rural communities. Governor Laura Kelly announced that 32 rural towns in Kansas will receive a total of $13,864,149. These grants will be used to help with community development initiatives. The money is available through the Community Development Block Grant program facilitated by the Kansas Department of Congress. To be eligible for funding, local government units must have slums or blight, low- and moderate-income residents, and a need for locally unavailable services. Local government entities must satisfy at least one of three program objectives in order to receive funds:

  • The grant will benefit low- and moderate-income persons
  • The grant will prevent or eliminate slums and blight
  • The grant will resolve an urgent need where local resources are not available to do so

Find out if you qualify for these programs here.

“The Community Development Block Grant program is a powerful tool for improving communities, revitalizing vital infrastructure, and maximizing economic opportunity,” Governor Kelly said. “Over the past several months, the pandemic has heightened the challenges our rural communities face when it comes to community development – making assistance like this more important than ever. My administration is dedicated to doing all we can to continue addressing rural Kansans’ most pressing needs.”

The following are the counties, applicant cities, and award amounts:

AllenIola$350,000
BartonGreat Bend$600,000
BrownHorton$190,050
ChaseCottonwood Falls$499,125
CloudConcordia$48,975
CowleyArkansas City$455,000
DoniphanHighland$600,000
EllsworthWilson$300,000
GreenwoodFall River$360,000
GreenwoodEureka$600,000
JacksonHolton$600,000
JeffersonNortonville$501,300
JeffersonValley Falls$115,950
JewellMankato$600,000
KingmanKingman$300,000
KiowaMullinville$380,000
LabetteChetopa$600,000
LincolnLincoln County$35,763
LyonEmporia$700,000
LyonNeosho Rapids$217,062
MarshallVermillion$250,000
MeadeFowler$300,000
MiamiOsawatomie$600,000
MontgomeryIndependence$700,000
MontgomeryCoffeyville$574,320
PhillipsPhillips County$192,514
RussellRussell$116,228
SedgwickHaysville$342,000
SumnerCaldwell$600,000
WabaunseeAlma$600,000
WilsonFredonia$261,425
WoodsonToronto$550,000

“These investments will improve living conditions for Kansas residents, create new economic opportunities for rural communities and bolster the overall prosperity of our entire state,” Kansas Lieutenant Governor and Commerce Secretary David Toland said.

For more information on getting a grant and also learning about refinance programs, access our database & search engine here.

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