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Virtual Job Fair Offers Hundreds of Employment Opportunities in Kansas Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland encourages jobseekers and employers searching for talent to take part in the final Virtual Statewide Job Fair of the year, hosted by KANSASWORKS, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 13. Governor Kelly Announces Nearly $15M Available to Connect Kansans to Digital Devices and Public Wi-Fi Governor Laura Kelly announced today that applications are open for the Advancing Digital Opportunities to Promote Technology (ADOPT) program. A total of $14.7 million in grant awards will be available to organizations addressing the challenges of broadband accessibility, affordability, and device availability. Governor Kelly Announces $28.5M for High-Speed Internet Infrastructure Governor Laura Kelly announced today that $28.5 million in grants were awarded to 12 entities through the Lasting Infrastructure and Network Connectivity (LINC) program. The LINC program provides strategic funding for crucial aspects of broadband connectivity to reduce the cost of internet service, increase availability, and improve performance. Governor Kelly Announces $5M to Expand Access to High-Speed Internet in Rural Kansas Communities Governor Laura Kelly today announced that $5 million has been awarded to eight internet service providers (ISPs) in the latest round of Broadband Acceleration Grants for 2023. The awards will be paired with an additional $6.6 million in matching funds, resulting in an investment of nearly $12 million for high-speed broadband access projects across 10 rural Kansas counties. View All


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Tourism Grant Awardees Announced: Boosting Local Tourism Initiatives to Drive Economic Growth and Visitor Engagement

Nov 13, 2023

TOPEKA – Kansas Tourism today announced it will distribute $500,000 in Attraction Development Grants. The fall 2023 funding will be split amongst 14 communities across the state for tourism attractions that either are being developed new or having enhancements made to existing sites. The Tourism Attraction Development Grant Program supports…

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Governor Kelly Announces $1M Available for Tourism Attraction Development Grants

Sep 5, 2023

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly announced today that $1 million in Attraction Development Grants is available from Kansas Tourism, a division of the Kansas Department of Commerce. Attraction Development Grants are designed to assist in the development of sustainable tourism experiences that influence travel decisions and create economic impact, including…

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Kansas Tourism Announces Marketing Grant Awardees

Aug 28, 2023

TOPEKA – Kansas Tourism, a division of the Kansas Department of Commerce, today announced $117,780 has been awarded in the 2023 Tourism Marketing Grant Awards Program. The grants are designed to assist local tourism organizations or attractions in new or first-time innovative marketing initiatives.  Kansas Tourism will provide funding for…

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Governor Kelly Ceremonially Signs Bill Recognizing Establishment of Lehigh Portland State Park

Jul 17, 2023

IOLA – Governor Laura Kelly today ceremonially signed House Bill 2039, a bipartisan bill establishing Lehigh Portland State Park. She was joined by community members, legislators, and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks in Allen County to celebrate the designation of the park.  “Iola should be very proud to be the location…

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Governor Kelly Announces $30 Million in Tourism Grants

May 11, 2023

TOPEKA –Governor Laura Kelly announced today that $30 million has been awarded to 18 recipients developing and improving tourism sites statewide. Funding was made available through the State Park Revitalization & Investment in Notable Tourism (SPRINT) program launched by the Department of Commerce earlier this year. “A thriving tourism sector…

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Kansas Tourism Awards $421,820 in Attraction Development Grants

May 9, 2023

TOPEKA – Kansas Tourism today announced $421,820 in Attraction Development Grants has been awarded to 10 recipients. The funding will be used to develop new tourism attractions or enhance existing sites across the state. Attraction Development Grants assist in the development of travel experiences that will influence visitors’ travel decisions.…

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Kansas Tourism Wins National Marketing Awards

Mar 9, 2023

TOPEKA – Kansas Tourism recently was presented two awards from the 31st Annual North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) award competition. The “Kansas Brand Anthem Commercial” took Silver in the Destination Video Category. The “To The Story Campaign” took Bronze in the Creative Marketing Campaign Category. “Kansas Tourism continues to…

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Kansas Tourism Announces $400,000 Available in Attraction Development Grants

Feb 14, 2023

TOPEKA – Kansas Tourism today announced the Attraction Development Grant program is open for applications. A total of $400,000 is available. Attraction Development Grants provide strategic economic assistance to public or private entities, or not-for-profit groups, that are developing new or enhancing existing tourism attraction in the state. The deadline…

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Department of Commerce announces $40 Million in New Housing and Tourism Grant Programs

Jan 30, 2023

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Commerce today announced $40 million will be made available under the ARPA Building Opportunities for the Disabled and Elderly (ABODE) and State Park Revitalization and Investment in Notable Tourism (SPRINT) grant programs. The ABODE program will provide $10 million in funding for new construction…

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Kansas Day Campaign Pays Homage to 150 Years of ‘Home on the Range’

Jan 30, 2023

TOPEKA – On Sunday, January 29, Kansas celebrated its 162nd birthday. To commemorate the day, Kansas Tourism released a video that pays tribute to the poem turned song, Home on the Range, originally penned 150 years ago near Athol. The lyrics of the world-renowned melody echo the aspirations, values and…

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