For Immediate Release
June 5, 2020
CONTACT
Kate Flavin

316-660-9370

Sedgwick County Seeks Community’s Needs with Funding Opportunity

(Sedgwick County, Kan.) – A Notice of Funding Opportunity and Solicitation of Information (NOFO) for Sedgwick County CARES funding is now available. Interested parties and potential respondents can obtain more information online at www.sedgwickcounty.org.

The NOFO is a needs assessment survey that will help County leaders understand how to best utilize funding received from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) to address pressing financial needs within the community.

As a direct recipient of funding from the Federal Government, Sedgwick County is able to design flexible and localized programs to provide area organizations and entities assistance with addressing the impacts of and responding to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Before funding areas and awards can be finalized, the County requests input from likely recipients to better understand their current and future needs in responding to COVID-19.

The County is specifically seeking input from key stakeholders in four primary sectors:

  • Local Government
  • Healthcare and Assisted Living
  • Social Services & Community Support
  • Education

If an organization does not fit in one of these sectors but has needs that otherwise appear to be eligible, the County is seeking input through an “all other needs” category. 

The NOFO is designed as a survey with the intent to collect information about existing costs incurred related to COVID-19 through June 1, 2020 and anticipated future costs through December 30, 2020. An online form will be available today - Friday, June 5, 2020 through Friday, June 19, 2020 for stakeholders to provide information. The information will then be used to develop a strategic plan to allocate the CARES funding that the County received.

Printable forms are also available for stakeholders online. For more information, people can email sedgwickcares@sedgwick.gov or dial (316) 660-7148.

  

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About Sedgwick County

The mission of Sedgwick County is to cultivate a healthy, safe, and welcoming community through exceptional public services, effective partnerships, and dedicated employees. Named for Civil War hero, Major General John Sedgwick of the Union Army, Sedgwick County celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2020. The 2020 Adopted Budget of $457.4 million focuses resources on health and human services, public safety, and general government services.