Apply for COVID-19 Funding Opportunities
COVID-19 Funding Opportunities
Sedgwick County received $9.3 million in CARES Act funding from the State to be shared with local businesses and non-profit organizations. Commissioners have allocated $5 million for safe operating grants for small businesses and 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, $3 million for PPE and supplies, and $1.3 million for training opportunities for laid-off workers.
Safe Operating Grants
Safe Operating Grants were available for up to $5000 for qualified Sedgwick County businesses and 501(c)(3) organizations. Sedgwick County is no longer accepting applications.
Who was eligible?
Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be a for-profit or 501(c)3 not-for-profit business with a physical location in Sedgwick County, Kansas that was in operation on or before March 1st, 2020 and has experienced disruption due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
- Has experienced business interruption as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency
- Is at least 50% owned by one or more residents of Kansas (individuals or entities)
Where to apply?
What are the next steps after an application was submitted?
- Application deadline for Safe Operating Grants: November 30, 2020.
- Deadline for spending: The grant will reimburse the organization for expenses prior to November 30, 2020.
- Requirements: COVID-19 impact; proof of business operation in Sedgwick County; eligibility requirements; possible monitoring depending on outcome of risk assessment.
- Initial review: ongoing.
- Earliest Board of County Commissioners vote to approve award: October 7, 2020.
- Agreement to subrecipient (business) for signature: October 8, 2020.
- Earliest Board of County Commissioners vote to approve payment: October 7, 2020 (at the same time as the award vote).
- Earliest possible disbursement of funds: October 13 or three business days after the agreement is signed.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
PPE boxes for Sedgwick County businesses and 501(c)(3) organizations are still available! To request a PPE kit for your business for 501(c)(3) organization contact:
- Email email@example.com or dial (316) 660-7253.
Sedgwick County CARES Act Funding for Social Service and Public Health Providers
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sedgwick County received funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to be distributed throughout the community. Commissioners approved $18 million to address costs in the community associated with this public health emergency. They specifically earmarked $10 million to public health providers (healthcare, senior living, public healthcare initiatives) and $8 million to social service providers (vulnerable populations and mental health).
The spending plan focused on four core areas: municipal assistance, public health, social services, and educational assistance.
- Social service and public healthcare non-profit providers.
For more information and to apply:
- Sedgwick County is no longer accepting applications.
Kansas Department of Commerce has announced their Back to Business plan for Coronavirus Relief. The funding for these grants has been provide through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to the State of Kansas and the Strengthening People and Revitalizing Kansas (SPARK) Taskforce has approved more than $130 million in relief funding for economic development and connectivity.
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