Community and State Resources

OSHA 

The OSHA website offers a variety of resources (alerts, interim enforcement guidance, control and prevention, etc.) designed to protect American workers from COVID-19.

U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The U.S. Department of Labor has published a Coronavirus Resource page on the department’s website containing relevant COVID-19 guidance, frequently asked questions, and press releases. 


White House


State of Kansas

Kansasworks

Offering services virtually. Customers can call 316-771-6800 or access the chat feature on Kansasworks.com.


Kansas Department of Labor

Unemployment Benefits 


U.S. Department of Labor

Kansas Housing Corp

Kansas Eviction Prevention Program


Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grant – USDA Rural Development

The Distance Learning and Telemedicine program helps rural residents tap into the enormous potential of modern telecommunications and the Internet for education and health care, two of the keys to economic and community development.

Eligible applicants include most entities that provide education or health care through telecommunications

https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/distance-learning-telemedicine-grants

Craft Futures Fund – Craft Based Education Projects

The Craft Futures Fund will support craft communities throughout the United States and their creative responses to COVID-19. These one-time, unrestricted grants of $5,000 will be disbursed to craft-based education projects that seed resilience, foster community, and amplify impact.

Applicants must be: 21 years of age or older; Eligible to receive taxable income in the U.S.; Residing and working in the U.S. or its territories for the last two years and for the duration of the grant period proposed by the applicant.

https://www.centerforcraft.org/grants-and-fellowships/craft-futures-fund

Global Giving – Resources for Non-Profits and Small Businesses

GlobalGiving will be making at least 1,000 grants of $5,000 each to female entrepreneurs in the U.S. to help alleviate the immediate needs and support the long-term recovery of those impacted by this crisis.

Majority women-owned businesses and nonprofits in the U.S. and its territories with annual revenues less than $5M, at least one paid employee, and with fewer than 50 individuals on staff are eligible to apply. Sole proprietors and/or businesses or nonprofits that exclusively employ contractors are not eligible to receive this grant. Businesses and nonprofits must be in good standing and incorporated as a legal entity, and be able to demonstrate that the COVID-19 pandemic is causing hardship. You must be 18 years or older to apply.

https://www.globalgiving.org/redbackpackfund/

NEA Foundation – Learning and Leadership Grants for Educators

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the NEA Foundation is providing funding to support educators responding to educational needs and concerns related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Applicants must be teachers, education support professionals, or specialized instructional support personnel and must be current NEA members. Current NEA Foundation grantees are ineligible for this funding opportunity.

https://www.neafoundation.org/for-educators/covid-rapid-response-grants/covid-response-learning-leadership-grants/

Microsoft AI for Health – Cloud and Computing Grants

This grant program provides Azure cloud and High-Performance Computing capabilities. Our team of AI for Health data science experts, whose mission is to improve the health of people and communities worldwide, is also open to collaborations with COVID-19 researchers as they tackle this critical challenge.

Eligible applicant include nonprofits, academia, and governments.

https://ai4hcovidgrants.microsoft.com/grantproposal/

Artist Relief – Grants for Artists affected by COVID-19

To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grant-makers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States.

To be eligible, you must be able to answer yes to the prompts listed below. Please note that the Artist Relief coalition partners will make final eligibility determinations as needed.

  • I am a practicing artist able to demonstrate a sustained commitment to my work, career, and a public audience;
  • I am experiencing dire financial emergencies due to the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • I am 21 years of age or older;
  • I can provide a Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) after I’ve been notified of my selection;
  • I have been living and working in the U.S. for the last two years;
  • I am not a full-time employee, board member, director, officer, or immediate family member of any of the coalition partners;
  • I have not previously been awarded a relief grant from this fund

https://www.artistrelief.org/

Beauty Changes Lives – grants for Nail Technicians

Generously funded by CND Creative Nail Design, these grants will provide financial assistance to nail professionals, whose lives have been drastically changed by the mandated closures in response to COVID-19. 

Available to licensed nail professionals who cannot maintain their regular income during this time,

https://beautychangeslives.org/cnd-creative-nail-design-covid-19-relief-grant/

CIG Capital – Funding for Capital Projects

CIG Capital has launched its “Covid Grant and Loan Program, or called CGLP, ” for different organizations in need. Grants from CIG Capital help for immediate or emergency help and ongoing funding. Government Projects: Projects either commercial or government related both of a total of $250,000,000.00 of projects and a minimum of $500,000,000.00 in value credit enhancement(s).

Credit Enhancements: Surety bonds, Wrapped Securities, Standby Letter of Credit, Cash collateral Account, Leveraged Portfolio, Credit and Wrapped Hard and In-ground Assets.

Commercial Projects: Projects solely for profit and not related or part of any government entity. A minimum of $500,000,000. of projects and a minimum of $1,000,000,000 in value credit enhancement(s).

https://www.cigcap.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Covid-Grants.pdf

Humanities Kansas – Quick Grants for Humanities Programs

Quick Grants support projects that use innovative ways to engage the public with the humanities when gatherings in person are impossible. 

In-state nonprofits are eligible. 501(c)(3) status is not required, but applicants do need a DUNS number. Organizations with an existing open grant from HK are eligible.

https://www.humanitieskansas.org/grants-programs/new-opportunity-quick-grants

 

USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, or CFAP, provides vital financial assistance to producers of agricultural commodities who have suffered a five-percent-or-greater price decline or who had losses due to market supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19 and face additional significant market costs. 

https://www.farmers.gov/cfap

COVID-19 Research Grants

Office of Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) solicits proposals for the advanced research and development of medical countermeasures (MCM) for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) agents, pandemic influenza, and emerging infectious diseases that threaten the U.S. civilian population.

This BAA is open to all responsible sources. Offerors may include single entities or teams from private sector organizations, Government laboratories, and academic institutions. To be eligible for award, a prospective recipient must meet certain minimum standards pertaining to financial resources, ability to comply with the performance schedule, prior record of performance, integrity, organization, experience, operational controls, technical controls, technical skills, facilities, and equipment.

https://beta.sam.gov/opp/e33b08d0e9e04e6faf2f84d5e25c1970/view

Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity – Nominate Individuals or Groups for their Exemplary Response to COVID-19

The Aurora Prize aims to recognize and support those who risk their own lives, health or freedom to save the lives, health or freedom of others suffering as a result of violent conflict, atrocity crimes or other major human rights violations.

https://auroraprize.com/en/prize/detail/nominatenow

CJI Leadership Circle Fund – Grants for Incarcerated or Recently Incarcerated Populations

CJI’s SOS Rapid Response Fund has always provided flexible and immediate funding to organizations responding to changing political landscapes and working to build collective power at critical junctures.

Organizing that responds to opportunities or dangers affecting the health, safety, or human rights of incarcerated and directly impacted people based on Covid-19 policies or practices.

https://www.cjifund.org/apply-for-grants

Sweet Relief – Grants for Musicians and Music Industry Workers Affected by the Coronavirus

Sweet Relief is here to provide immediate assistance and we have created this DONOR-DIRECTED FUND with a limited amount of funds available to be used specifically for musicians and music industry workers affected by the Coronavirus. Funds raised will go towards medical expenses, lodging, clothing, food and other vital living expenses to those impacted due to sickness or loss of work.

Supplementary documentation proving that at least 50% of all income comes from working within the music community. Proof of cancellations and bookings and/or relevant medical documentation

Please note: You do not need to be sick to be able eligible for assistance from our COVID-19 Fund.

https://www.sweetrelief.org/covid-19-fund.html

Music Cares – Grants for Musicians and Music Industry Workers Affected by the Coronavirus

MusiCares and the Recording Academy have partnered in a COVID-19 Relief effort to help our peers in the music community affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Support will be prioritized to those who are experiencing a medical, dental, mental health, insurance, substance abuse or eviction crisis.

https://www.grammy.com/musicares/get-help/musicares-coronavirus-relief

Wichita Community Foundation – Grants for COVID-19 Emergency Relief for Nonprofit Organizations

The WCF Emergency Fund provides immediate organizational emergency relief assistance to nonprofit organizations in the Wichita and Sedgwick County areas. At this time, priority is being given to nonprofits directly dealing with the prevention and spread of the COVID-19 virus.

All applicants to the WCF Emergency Fund at the Wichita Community Foundation must be in good standing with the Kansas Secretary of State’s office, must be currently exempt under IRS Section 501(c)(3), and classified as an organization to which contributions are deductible under Section 170(c)(2), normally a public charity under Section 509(a). For-profit organizations are not eligible for this assistance.

https://wichitacf.org/nonprofits/grants/available-funding/emergency-fund

Another Round Another Rally – Assistance to Hospitality Workers Affected by COVID-19

Hospitality workers are facing unprecedented hardships, but Another Round Another Rally is here to help. If you are a chef, server, bartender, dishwasher, sommelier, manager or someone who holds any other type of hospitality role, we’re here to lend a hand.

We’re offering $500 relief grants for hospitality workers who lost their jobs or had their hours slashed in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.

https://anotherroundanotherrally.org/

Ironaid – Ironman Foundation with Grants to Assist Organizations with COVID-19 Support Funds

IRONAID™, a program of the IRONMAN Foundation®, engages athletes in the healthcare industry who race IRONMAN® and IRONMAN 70.3® events. The purpose of the program is to raise funds and awareness for health-related causes.  In 2020, the IRONAID program will expand to specifically focus on serving our communities in the wake of COVID-19.

IRONAID funds will be available for grant applications by health-related nonprofit organizations around the world. Organizations that fit the criteria are invited to apply for funding.

http://ironmanfoundation.org/ironaid/

Black&Veatch COVID-19 Response Accelerator – For Growing Companies to Respond to COVID-19

Do you have a solution that can reduce the severity of the coronavirus outbreak, but need help commercializing and rapidly deploying? The Black & Veatch COVID-19 Response Accelerator is designed for growing companies looking to scale emerging solutions to save lives, help communities cope, and protect the economy.

We are seeking to partner with startups with solutions that can be rapidly developed and deployed to fulfill a demonstrated market need immediately. We bring broad expertise and a vast global network of experts and client relationships.

https://www.bvignite.com/

Citrus Bits – Grants to Develop Apps in Response to COVID-19

Apps have a tremendous potential to help us not just survive — but also thrive as we navigate through and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.  At CitrusBits, our global team is committed to lending its award-winning expertise to the recovery efforts and to building a brighter future.

We are awarding grants to businesses, organizations, and individuals seeking to build apps that will benefit society in a meaningful way, whether in the immediate crisis or beyond it.

https://citrusbits.com/cultivator/

Wounded Warrior Project – Grants for Veterans Affected by COVID-19

Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is committing $10 million to help meet the immediate needs of warriors who are in urgent and significant financial crisis due to the loss of household income caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Warriors that meet all the following criteria:

  • Confirmed registration with WWP on or before April 8, 2020.
  • Have themselves suffered a loss of personal employment/work income or are dependent on someone in their household who has suffered a loss of employment/work income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Are currently unable to pay for rent/mortgage, utilities, food, due to the loss of income as a result of COVID-19.

https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/covid-relief

Professional Beauty Association – Grants for Licensed Beauty Professionals Unable to Work Due to COVID-19

The PBA COVID-19 Relief Fund will provide $500 to licensed beauty professionals who are unable to work due to COVID-19. The funding, if awarded to you, is intended to be emergency aid for short-term immediate needs such as food and bills.

https://www.probeauty.org/covid-relief-fund-application

Peace First – Grants for Young People (Ages 13 – 25) Lead Projects that Address Community Impacts of COVID-19

Peace First is launching a rapid response grant process to help young people around the world lead projects that address community impacts of COVID-19, from providing meals to elderly neighbors to launching digital mental health campaigns to support youth feeling isolated.

Rapid response grants are open to young people between the ages of 13-25, anywhere in the world.

https://www.peacefirst.org/covid-19

FCC COVID-19 Telehealth Program – Grants for Nonprofit and Public Health Providers Responding to COVID-19

The COVID-19 Telehealth Program works to help health care providers provide connected care services to patients at their homes or mobile locations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Program provides immediate support to eligible health care providers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by fully funding their telecommunications services, information services, and devices necessary to provide critical connected care services until the program’s funds have been expended or the COVID-19 pandemic has ended.

https://www.fcc.gov/covid-19-telehealth-program

Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund – Grants to Assist BIPOC Artists Impacted by COVID-19

To help address uncertain setbacks, Arts Administrators of Color Network has set up an Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund, where donations will go directly to supporting BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) individual artists and arts administrators of color who are financially impacted by COVID-19. 

If you are a BIPOC artist or administrator of color currently experiencing hardship due to COVID-19, please access the application form to understand our plan to distribute funds or apply for any available money we generate.

https://aacnetwork.org/

Book Industry Charitable Foundation – Emergency Financial Assistance for Booksellers and Comic Book Retailers

Binc helps booksellers and comic retailers with unforeseen emergency financial needs. The Foundation assesses each request to determine how best to provide relief to the bookseller.

To be eligible you must be a regular full- or part-time bookseller or comic retailer at a bricks-and-mortar bookstore in the United States, Puerto Rico, The U.S. Virgin Islands, or Guam OR an employee of a bookstore closed which within the past 6 months (employee must have a minimum of 12 months tenure)

http://www.bincfoundation.org/assistance/

De Colores Rapid Response Fund – Grants to Assist with Grassroots Responses to COVID-19

De Colores RRF is looking to impact positive, dynamic-shifting opportunities, rather than provide emergency response for humanitarian crises or technical assistance. It is designed to make funds available for quick, short-term delivery to hot spots of opportunity for organizing in marginalized urban and rural communities.

Applications are accepted from coalitions, organizations and non-501(c)(3) groups, but not to fund individual efforts.

https://www.peacedevelopmentfund.org/grants-and-programs/de-colores-rapid-response-fund/

Open Road Alliance -- Assistance to Nonprofits and Social Enterprises Impacted by COVID-19

Open Road Alliance is updating our grant criteria to focus on supporting organizations that are responding directly to COVID-19 and can also demonstrate how their intervention moves towards longer term adaptation and systemic/sustainable impact beyond the immediate outbreak. We believe this step will not only hold the line of impact from our collective efforts, but will also build on these efforts with the vigilance and ingenuity required to support communities to emerge stronger from this crisis.

For organizations engaging in direct COVID-19 response. We will prioritize organizations and activities that move towards longer term adaptation and systemic/sustainable impact beyond the immediate outbreak.

https://openroadalliance.org/covid-19/

Evergy Community Involvement and Programs

We're here for you during this time by pledging $2.2 million to local COVID-19 relief, bringing our 2020 planned giving to over $8 million. Here's how we're helping our agencies, communities and customers: Emergency grants to help non-profit agencies on the front lines delivering essential services to our communities. We've pledged $400,000 and already awarded grants to multiple agencies.

https://www.evergy.com/community/community-involvement

Evergy Hometown Economic Recovery Program

This program is designed to support nonprofit agencies servicing clients in the Evergy service territory that are offering programming to aid in the short and long term economic recovery efforts in their communities. Specifically, we are looking at funding projects and programs that focus on business attraction and expansion, workforce training/development, job placement, strategic community planning and entrepreneurialism.

https://customerinsights.evergy.com/jfe/form/SV_eCDV4zxE6YvyVJX?_ga=2.222693720.2122296500.1593707918-78470227.1580854124

Evergy COVID-19 Emergency Grants

We realize COVID-19 creates funding needs for many agencies serving our customers and communities. As a result, special consideration will be given to the following requests for operations, projects and programs. The intent of this program is to provide support to agencies working the front lines of the pandemic and have seen costs increase as well as normal revenue streams decrease:

Coordinated community programs to support those impacted by COVID-19 (such as housing, payment assistance, emergency relief, etc.)

Expanded and/or re-evaluated agency programming to support those most impacted by COVID-19.

Funding to support client needs, cover costs associated with decreased staffing, increased technology for remote working due to quarantine/social distancing and increased sanitation of facilities that serve clients.

Coordination of in-kind goods and donations to sites and organizations that provide human services and serve vulnerable populations.

https://www.evergy.com/community/community-involvement/requesting-donations

Kansas Housing Corp

Kansas Eviction Prevention Program


State of Kansas

The State of Kansas received Federal funding related to COVID-19 and has dedicated a portion of it to businesses and nonprofits that have experienced significant revenue loss due to the pandemic.  The portal for applications opens Thursday, August 13 at 4 p.m. at kansascommerce.gov.


Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau steps to take if you have trouble paying your bills or meeting other financial obligations


United Way of the Plains

Search online at United Way of the Plains or Dial 2-1-1 toll free across Kansas to talk with a trained specialist to find help. All calls are confidential and answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


U.S. Department of Labor

Wage and Hour Division – The WHD website provides fact sheets, posters, and frequently asked questions on implementing new Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family Medical Leave.

Kansas Department of Education (DOE):

Department of Education 

Continuous Learning Opportunities

Continuous Learning Opportunities Offered by Wichita Public Schools

Seniors Only Shopping - Locations/Days/Times:

Below is a list of stores in Sedgwick County with special hours for older adults (60+), or those who are most at-risk for COVID-19. This information is current as of 3/25/2020.

Aldis - Tuesday & Thursday from 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Big Lots! - Everyday from 9-10 a.m.
COSTCO Wholesale - Tuesday & Thursday from 8-9 a.m.
CVS - Wednesday from 8-9 a.m.
Dillons - Monday-Thursday from 7-8 a.m.
Dollar General - Everyday from 8-9 a.m.
Sam’s Club - Tuesday & Thursday from 7-9 a.m.
Target - Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 8-9 a.m.
Trader Joe’s - Everyday from 9-10 a.m.
Walgreens - Tuesday from 8-9 a.m.
Walmart - Tuesday from 6-7 a.m.
Whole Foods - Everyday from 7-8 a.m.


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) List of COVID-19 Effective Disenfectants

When purchasing a product, check if its EPA registration number is included on this Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) List of COVID-19 Effective Disenfectants list. If it is, you have a match and the product can be used against SARS-CoV-2. You can find this number on the product label – just look for the EPA Reg. No. These products may be marketed and sold under different brand names, but if they have the same EPA registration number, they are the same product.


Wichita Public Schools 

Drive-up and walk-up service is available. Meals can be picked up at any school, regardless of attendance. 

If a child has special dietary needs, please contact Nutrition Services at (316) 973-2178 for assistance. 

The locations are:
Allison Traditional Magnet Middle School - 221 S. Seneca
Brooks Center for STEM and the Arts Magnet - 3802 E. 27th St. N.
Chisholm Trail Elementary School - 6015 Independence St., Park City
Coleman Middle School - 1544 N. Governeour Rd.
Curtis Middle School - 1031 S. Edgemoor St.
Hadley Middle School - 1101 Dougherty Ave.
Hamilton Middle School - 1407 S. Broadway
Isely Traditional Magnet Elementary School - 5256 N. Woodlawn, Bel Aire
Jardine STEM and Career Explorations Academy - 3550 Ross Parkway
Marshall Middle School - 1510 Payne St.
Mayberry Cultural and Fine Arts Magnet Middle School - 207 S. Sheridan St.
Mead Middle School - 2601 E. Skinner St.
Mueller Aerospace & Engineering Discovery Magnet - 2500 E. 18th St. N.
Pleasant Valley Middle School - 2220 W. 29th St. N.
Robinson Middle School - 328 N. Oliver
Truesdell Middle School - 2464 S. Glenn Ave.
White Elementary School - 5148 S. Kansas St.
Wilbur Middle School - 340 N. Tyler Rd. 


Old Town Farm & Art Market 

The Old Town Farm & Art Market encourages residents to connect with their favorite local companies through the ‘Meet the Market’ page on their website. Residents can buy directly from vendors.


WAVE 

Funky Fresh Farmers Market is an online farmers market by WAVE & local farmers or producers. Residents can use this option to buy local produce and goods from vendors.

Kansas Department of Health and Environment 

COVID-19 Updates 
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions


Respiratory Clinic 
1150 N. Broadway
316-866-2000
gracemed.org


Guadalupe Clinic

Respiratory Clinic 
940 South St. Francis
316-264-6464 
guadalupeclinic.org


HealthCore Clinic

Respiratory Clinic 
2707 E. 21st St. N.
316-691-0249 
healthcoreclinic.org


Hunter Health Clinic

Respiratory Clinic 
527 N. Grove
316-262-2415 
hunterhealth.org


Sedgwick County Health Department

Curbside Testing 
2716 W. Central
Dial 2-1-1 
sedgwickcounty.org


University of Kansas Health System 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Updates

COMCARE

COMCARE's support line 660-1111 is available for anyone with increased mental health needs.  Monday-Friday 7am-7pm
In a mental health emergency, call Crisis any time at 660-7500

Sedgwick County Sheriff

Sedgwick County Sheriff

Seniors Only Shopping - Locations/Days/Times:

Below is a list of stores in Sedgwick County with special hours for older adults (60+), or those who are most at-risk for COVID-19. This information is current as of 3/25/2020.

Aldis - Tuesday & Thursday from 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Big Lots! - Everyday from 9-10 a.m.
COSTCO Wholesale - Tuesday & Thursday from 8-9 a.m.
CVS - Wednesday from 8-9 a.m.
Dillons - Monday-Thursday from 7-8 a.m.
Dollar General - Everyday from 8-9 a.m.
Sam’s Club - Tuesday & Thursday from 7-9 a.m.
Target - Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 8-9 a.m.
Trader Joe’s - Everyday from 9-10 a.m.
Walgreens - Tuesday from 8-9 a.m.
Walmart - Tuesday from 6-7 a.m.
Whole Foods - Everyday from 7-8 a.m.


Sedgwick County Department on Aging

Sedgwick County Department on Aging

FEMA Public Assistance Program

FEMA's Public Assistance (PA) grant program provides federal assistance to government organizations and certain private nonprofit (PNP) organizations following a Presidential disaster declaration. This program is to reimburse eligible entities for emergency expenditures related to the COVID-19 emergency.

It is highly recommended that organizations interested in public assistance file the Request for Public Assistance forms as soon as possible to confirm they are eligible and to open their file with FEMA. The reimbursement requests (projects) can be turned in at a later time if the $3,300 threshold hasn’t been met yet.

ELIGIBILITY:  The following types of organizations may be eligible for PA Category B funding:

  • State government – departments, agencies, boards, commissions, authorities, universities
  • Local government – counties, townships, township road districts, cities, villages, school districts, levee/drainage districts, community college districts, special districts
  • Private non-profit organizations – examples: utility cooperatives, hospitals, schools, churches, clinics, child care, shelters, food assistance programs, rehabilitation, custodial care
  • Native American tribes and tribal organizations

MINIMUM PROJECT (REIMBURSEMENT) AMOUNT: If an eligible organization has at least $3,300 in eligible Category B – Emergency Protective Measure -- costs, the organization should submit a FEMA Request for Public Assistance (RPA) form.

Additional information about eligibility, types of expenses covered, and how to file the Request for Public Assistance can be found at: http://www.kansastag.gov/KDEM.asp?PageID=166


Kansas Chamber 

COVID-19 Information and Resources


Kansas Commerce

Kansas Commerce Employer Resources
Hospitality Industry Relief Emergency (HIRE) Fund


Kansas Insurance Department 

COVID-19 Insurance information


Small Business Administration (SBA):

Governor Laura Kelly announced March 21st, 2020 that the U.S. Small Business Administration approved her request to make loans of up to $2 million available to small businesses disrupted by coronavirus. The disaster declaration extends to all 105 Kansas counties, making low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital available for Kansas small businesses suffering substantial economic injury. SBA loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills because of the disaster’s impact. Eligibility for Economic Injury Disaster Loans is based on the financial impact of the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19. The interest rate is 3.75 percent for small businesses and 2.75 percent for private non-profit organizations.

The loans are based on a business’ monthly capital needs or six months.  Some details:

  • Up to $2 million. 
  • Apply directly to SBA.
  • Minimum 3 week turnaround.
  • Current lenders may modify & restructure existing loans.
  • Bridge loans with current lenders may be rolled into economic injury loans, so immediate liquidity can be obtained from a local lender and then converted into the SBA loan.

How to Apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Advance

Link to apply for EIDL and EIDL advance:  https://covid19relief.sba.gov/ 

How to Apply for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) 

Here is a link which allows applicants to enter their zip code to find a lender to apply for the PPP program: https://www.sba.gov/paycheckprotection/find. This program is administered by local lenders and not the Office of Disaster Assistance. 

Contact SBA’s Customer Service Center to Check Status

To check the status of a disaster loan application or advance, please call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

Business owners with language needs may call the customer service center to request an operator who speaks their language.


Wichita Community Foundation

The Wichita Community Foundation activated two funds to assist nonprofits and individuals. Contributions are being accepted on Wichita Community Foundation and via mail.

Kansas Department of Agriculture 

COVID-19 and Food Safety FAQ


Kansas Farm Bureau 

Kansas agricultural producers resources

Kansas Legal Services

Kansas Legal Services A non-profit law firm and community education organization helping low and moderate income people in Kansas.


Wichita Bar Association

Wichita Bar Association

Public Safety and Healthcare Needed Materials

Needed Materials

Red Cross

The American Red Cross in Kansas

United Way of the Plains

Search online at United Way of the Plains or Dial 2-1-1 toll free across Kansas to talk with a trained specialist to find help. All calls are confidential and answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Sedgwick County Department on Aging

Sedgwick County Department on Aging

United Way of the Plains

Search online at United Way of the Plains or Dial 2-1-1 toll free across Kansas to talk with a trained specialist to find help. All calls are confidential and answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.