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Governor Kelly Announces $9 Million in Grants to Support Community Responses to Coronavirus

May 11, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that more than $9 million in federal funding will be made available to the state’s Community Development Block Grant program to support community responses to the COVID-19 …

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Department of Commerce introduces new grant program for Kansas arts organizations affected by COVID-19

May 1, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – Kansas Governor Laura Kelly announced today that nearly $500,000 in grant funding is being made available to provide operational support to Kansas arts organizations experiencing financial difficulties as a result of COVID-19. …

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Kansas continues to lead in wind energy

April 21, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – Kansas is once again a national leader in wind-generated renewable energy, according to the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) Annual Market Report. Kansas ranks No. 2 in the nation for wind energy …

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Alcohol for the Greater Good

April 7, 2020

Happy National Beer Day! With 36 unique breweries across our state, Kansas is no stranger to beer. In any regular year, we would be taking this time to celebrate the different flavors, styles and varieties …

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Department of Commerce introduces Live Chat to help businesses applying for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans

April 6, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Commerce launched a Live Chat feature on its COVID-19 Response webpage today specifically to provide support to Kansas businesses and nonprofits applying for Economic Injury Disaster Loans through …

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Department of Commerce launches COVID jobs website

April 1, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Commerce today launched a new jobs website, connecting job seekers with Kansas businesses hiring to fill urgent needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 jobs site, kansasworks.com/coronavirus, allows …

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$5 million of HIRE Fund loans have been awarded to Kansas hospitality businesses

March 24, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – Within 48 hours of Governor Laura Kelly announcing the establishment of the Hospitality Industry Relief Emergency (HIRE) Fund, all $5 million allocated for the loan program have been awarded. “The hospitality industry …

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Kansas small businesses eligible for disaster loans from the Small Business Administration

March 21, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – Governor Laura Kelly announced today 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 …

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Governor Laura Kelly establishes the Hospitality Industry Relief Emergency (HIRE) Fund

March 20, 2020

The Kelly Administration has established the Hospitality Industry Relief Emergency (HIRE) Fund to provide bridge loans for Kansas’ hospitality sector during the COVID-19 crisis. The Kelly administration is committed to providing support to our state’s …

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Applications now open for the Community Service Tax Credit Program

March 19, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Commerce announced today that applications are now being accepted for the Community Service Tax Credit Program (CSP). CSP assists private nonprofit organizations and public health care entities in …

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