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Grants Calendar

The Kansas Department of Commerce is committed to helping individuals, businesses and communities achieve prosperity in Kansas. One of the ways it accomplishes this mission is by providing financial assistance and partnership support to further identified goals. Most grants call for local matches and other required stipulations that vary by project. Below are the funding opportunities Commerce offers on an annual basis. Please note that grant amounts and dates are subject to change.

AwardPurposeMaximum AmountLocal MatchAnnouncementApplication PeriodAwards GivenContactMore information
Barn Adaptation and Restoration Needs Grant (BARN)Funds to help revitalize old barns for use as agritourism venues$25,000.0050%Jan.January – MarchJuly[email protected]https://www.travelks.com/travel-industry/programs-and-resources/grants/barn/
Broadband Acceleration Grant (BAG)Infrastructure buildout in economically distressed counties$1,000,000.0050%MayMay – JulySeptember[email protected]https://www.kansascommerce.gov/officeofbroadbanddevelopment/
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) – Competitive RoundCommunity development projects: Facilities, public service, infrastructure$800,000.0025%JanuaryJanuary – SeptemberDecember[email protected]https://www.kansascommerce.gov/cdbg/
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) – Rolling RoundCommunity development projects: Housing, commercial rehabilitation, economic development, urgent need, regional water systems$1,000,000.0025%JanuaryRollingRolling[email protected]https://www.kansascommerce.gov/cdbg/
Community Service Tax Credit Program (CSP)Amplify fundraising efforts for non-profit organizations$200,000.00 tax credit0%JanuaryMarch – AprilJune[email protected]www.kansascommerce.gov/csp
Emergency Response Historic Economic Asset Lifeline Grant (HEAL)Rehabilitate downtown buildings from likely demolition or collapse$100,000.00100%JulyRollingWithin 15 days of application submission[email protected]https://www.kansascommerce.gov/community-development/emergency-heal/
Historic Economic Asset Lifeline Grant (HEAL)Rehabilitate downtown corridor buildings for new businesses or organizations in rural communities$100,000.00100%MayJune – AugustOctober[email protected]https://www.kansascommerce.gov/community-development/heal/
Kansas Angel Investor Tax Credit ProgramBring together accredited angel investors with qualified companies seeking early-stage investmentVaries by projectN/AN/AAll YearRolling[email protected]https://www.kansascommerce.gov/program/taxes-and-financing/angels/
Kansas Apprenticeship Tax & Grant ActTo promote and expand apprenticeships within local businesses, nonprofits, healthcare, and education$2,750.00 per apprentice0%JuneJan. 1, 2024 – Jan. 31, 2024

May 1, 2024- May 31, 2024
February, June
[email protected]https://ksapprenticeship.org/resource-page/kansas-apprenticeship-tax-and-grant-act/
Kansas Office of Apprenticeship Project GrantSupport needs related to technical instruction of the registered apprenticeship$200,000100%N/AJune – AugustSeptember[email protected]https://www.kansascommerce.gov/workforce/kansasregisteredapprenticeship/registered-apprenticeship-guidelines-application/
Kansas Arts Commission Arts Everywhere – Arts in EducationSupport the role the arts play in all levels of education, community service, and workforce development$10,000.00100%SeptemberDecember – JanuaryApril[email protected]https://www.kansascommerce.gov/program/kcaic/arts-everywhere-program/
Kansas Arts Commission Arts Everywhere – Innovative PartnershipsAssistance for arts-centered programs that address community needs$20,000.00100%SeptemberDecember – JanuaryApril[email protected]https://www.kansascommerce.gov/program/kcaic/arts-everywhere-program/
Kansas Arts Commission Arts Everywhere – Organizational Development – Capacity Building Fund projects that increase administrative or artistic capacity$5,000.00100%SeptemberDecember – JanuaryApril[email protected]https://www.kansascommerce.gov/program/kcaic/arts-everywhere-program/
Kansas Arts Commission Arts Everywhere – Organizational Development – Salary AssistanceSupport for one or more positions at smaller arts organizations$20,000.00100%SeptemberDecember – JanuaryApril[email protected]https://www.kansascommerce.gov/program/kcaic/arts-everywhere-program/
Kansas Arts Commission Arts Everywhere Program – Specific Arts and Culture ProjectsSupport for the arts in Kansas through funding for cultural projects and programs$10,000.00100%SeptemberDecember – JanuaryApril[email protected]https://www.kansascommerce.gov/program/kcaic/arts-everywhere-program/
Kansas Arts Commission General Operating Support ProgramStrengthen the state’s cultural infrastructure$25,000.00100%SeptemberDecember – JanuaryApril[email protected]https://www.kansascommerce.gov/program/kcaic/general-operating-support/
Kansas Arts Commission Public Art & Mural ProgramSupport permanent or semi-permanent installations, murals, other public art projects$10,000.00100%SeptemberDecember – JanuaryApril[email protected]https://www.kansascommerce.gov/program/kcaic/public-art-murals-grant/
Kansas Arts Commission Visiting Artists ProgramEngage and deepen impact of arts on local and underserved audiences $7,500.00100%SeptemberDecember – JanuaryApril[email protected]https://www.kansascommerce.gov/program/kcaic/visiting-artists/
Kansas Arts Commission Visiting Touring Roster Artists ProgramEngage and deepen impact of arts on local and underserved audiences$8,500.00100%N/ARollingRolling[email protected]https://www.kansascommerce.gov/program/kcaic/kansas-touring-roster/
Proof of Concept FundFunds to help develop a project/product to the point where an entity can raise external capital$25,000.00100%N/ARollingQuarterly[email protected]https://www.kansascommerce.gov/program/taxes-and-financing/proof-of-concept-fund/
Rural ChampionsProvides stipend to hire a Champion to fill gap in capacity to complete a needed project$20,800.0025%AprilJune – JulySeptember[email protected]https://www.kansascommerce.gov/orp/ruralchampions/
Rural MuralsSupport new murals in rural communities$7,500.0025%FebruaryFebruary – MayMay[email protected]www.kansascommerce.gov/murals
Small Business R&D Acceleration GrantAssistance for small businesses in advancing a product or service to commercialization$25,000.00100%N/ARollingQuarterly[email protected]https://www.kansascommerce.gov/rdaccelerationgrants/
Strategic Economic Expansion and Development (SEED) GrantSupport small projects in economic revitalization of communities under 5,000 population$25,000.0010%AugustAugust – OctoberDecember[email protected]https://www.kansascommerce.gov/seedgrants/
Tourism Attraction Development Grant – Spring RoundAssist the development of new tourism attractions or enhance existing attractions$200,000.0060%FebruaryFebruary – AprilMay[email protected]https://www.travelks.com/travel-industry/programs-and-resources/grants/attraction-development-grants/
Tourism Attraction Development Grant – Fall RoundAssist the development of new tourism attractions or enhance existing attractions$200,000.0060%AugustAugust – OctoberNovember[email protected]https://www.travelks.com/travel-industry/programs-and-resources/grants/attraction-development-grants/
Tourism Marketing GrantAssist in new or first-time innovative tourism advertising and marketing efforts$10,000.0060%JanuaryJune 1 – August 1Early September[email protected]https://www.travelks.com/travel-industry/programs-and-resources/grants/marketing-grants/
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