The Anderson County Commission allocated approximately $500,000 in Strengthening People and Revitalizing Kansas (SPARK) funds towards a small business and non-profit grant program to be used aid local businesses and non-profits that wer impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  These funds originated from the federal CARES Act and all federal and state regulations must be followed.  Timeline for this grant program is as follows:

  • September 28, 2020 - Grant is open for application.
  • October 19, 2020 - Deadline for applications.
  • November 2, 2020 - Grant award notifications.
  • December 30, 2020 - All grant funds must be spent.

  Please click the button (right) to view the application requirements and application forms. Applications must be submitted with W-9 Form to the office of the Anderson County Clerk at the Courthouse, or emailed in pdf form to ancospark@andersoncountyks.org by October 19th.

CDBG-CV Funds Still Available for Garnett Businesses

Small Business/Non-Profit SPARKS Grant Applications Accepted Now

CDBG-CV

Anderson County Offering Small Business/Non-Profit SPARKS Grant Program - Applications Deadline - Oct. 19

GARNETT BUSINESSES ARE ENCOURAGE TO APPLY NOW.

  The City of Garnett and Anderson County were both awarded $132,000 in Community Development Block Grant - Corona Virus (CDBG-CV) funds by Governor Laura Kelly on June 2, 2020.  A portion of those funds are to be used to administer the grant. Anderson County and Garnett contracted with Southeast Kansas Regional Planning Commission to assist with administering the funds.  Each entity has $126,000 to grant to businesses in Garnett and Anderson County.
  These grant funds are to assist small businesses who employ persons from low to medium income households. 
  To date, we have had nine (9) qualifying businesses apply for the grant.  Five (5) of those businesses are in the county and four (4) are located in the City of Garnett.  The funding for the County at this time has been exhausted, however, the City of Garnett still has funds to administer.
  The grant funds are to be used for working capital such as employee wages, rent, mortgage, and to purchase up to 60 days inventory needed to reopen the business.
  The following requirements must be met to qualify for the City funds:

  • Must be physically located in Garnett city limits.
  • Must employ one to fifty employees.
  • Must have at least 51% full-time equivalent jobs for persons from low to medium income households.
  • Must provide financial hardship due to COVID-19.
  • Must submit the application and all required supporting documentation.
  • Must disclose if received capital through the alternative sources, such as Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) or Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Loan at the time of application submittal.

  If you would like more information or to apply you can go to https://www.simplygarnett.com/grants-and-loans.html    to download the application or contact Julie Turnipseed at 785-448-5496, extension  5, or email julie@garnettks.net.

  These funds are available until allocated, 

Your business connection for Garnett and Anderson County, Kansas.

Julie Turnipseed 

Director of Economic Development

Simply...Garnett, Kansas

ACDA Office - Inside Garnett City Hall

131 West 5th Avenue, P.O. Box H

Garnett, Kansas  66032 USA

Kansas Department of Commerce Announces

Back to Business Grant Funding Opportunity

On Wednesday, August 19, 2020, an new avenue of Spark Funding through the Kansas Department of Commerce became available through a direct, online grant application. There are 11 grant categories:

  1. Small Business Working Capital Grant.
  2. Securing Local Food Systems Grant
  3. PPE Procurement Grant
  4. Connectivity Emergency Response Grant
  5. Broadband Partnership Adoption Grant
  6. PPE Manufacturing Grant
  7. COVID-19 Bioscience Product Development Acceleration Grant
  8. Domestic Supply Chain Fortification Grant
  9. Higher Education Advanced Manufacturing & IT Equipment Grant
  10. IT, Cybersecurity & IT Project Management Grant
  11. University SARS-CoV-2 COVID Research and Diagnostic Capacity Support Grant 

The online application portal will remain open until all funds have been expended. We encourage all Anderson County businesses to consider applying for these funds.

The grant guidelines for these funds differ from the CDBG-CV funding. For more information please visit: www.kansascommerce.gov/covidrelief/ 


Please note: the KDOC has a chat feature on their online portal allowing you to ask questions and get answers immediately.