COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Feedback Request

Sedgwick County will receive $100,235,109 from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) that passed earlier this year to continue our recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.  We need your help to determine the best ways to use these funds.  The funds can provide financial support to individuals, families and businesses, and cover specific costs for schools and local governments. 

Click here to access the Feedback Request page for more information and to participate. Responses will be accepted through June 30, 2021.

Safe Operating Grants

After five months, Sedgwick County is in the final stages of closing out its Safe Operating Grant Program, providing nearly $6.3 million to small businesses and non-profits located in Sedgwick County that were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The County received 1,799 unique applications and offered awards to 72 percent of the requesting entities of up to $5,000 each for business-related expenses such as rent, utilities, and PPE for safe reopening.  Forty-one percent of the approved applicants include self-reported Historically Underutilized Businesses and Minority and Woman-Owned Businesses.

This funding was made available through the County’s allocation of CARES funding, as well as $9.3 million allocation from the State of Kansas CARES Act stimulus that was dedicated to economic revitalization in Sedgwick County, including workforce development programs, PPE kits for businesses, and the Safe Operating Grant program.

Safe Operating Grant Program Appeals Process:
The Safe Operating Grant appeals process is closed.

Workforce Development, Public Health, and Social Services Grant

Workforce Development, Public Health, and Social Services Grants Appeals Process:
The appeals process for the Workforce Development, Public Health, and Social Services Grant programs has closed.

Kansas Department of Commerce COVID-19 Response

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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