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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
Broadband Acceleration Grant (BAG)Infrastructure buildout in economically distressed counties$1,000,000.0050%JanuaryJanuary – FebruaryMay[email protected]https://www.kansascommerce.gov/officeofbroadbanddevelopment/
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) – Competitive RoundCommunity development projects: Facilities, public service, infrastructure$750,000.0025%DecemberFebruary – MayJune/July[email protected]https://www.kansascommerce.gov/cdbg/
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) – Rolling RoundCommunity development projects: Housing, commercial rehabilitation, economic development$300,000.0025%N/ARollingRolling[email protected]https://www.kansascommerce.gov/cdbg/
Community Service Program (CSP) tax creditsAmplify fundraising efforts for non-profit organizations$200,000.000%MarchApril – MayJune[email protected]www.kansascommerce.gov/csp
Historic Economic Asset Lifeline (HEAL) GrantsRehabilitate downtown corridor buildings for new businesses or organizations in rural communities$100,000.00100%JuneJuly – OctoberDecember[email protected]https://www.kansascommerce.gov/community-development/heal/
Kansas Apprenticeship Act Tax CreditTo promote and expand apprenticeships within local businesses, nonprofits, healthcare, and education$2,750 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/
KCAIC Arts Everywhere ProgramEnhance student success, the economy and Kansas communities through the arts[email protected]https://www.kansascommerce.gov/program/kcaic/arts-everywhere-program/
KCAIC Arts Everywhere – Arts in EducationSupport the role the arts play in all levels of education, community service, and workforce development$10,000.00100%N/AJanuary – MarchJuly[email protected]https://www.kansascommerce.gov/program/kcaic/arts-everywhere-program/
KCAIC Arts Everywhere – Innovative PartnershipsAssistance for arts-centered programs that address community needs$20,000.00100%N/AJanuary – MarchJuly[email protected]https://www.kansascommerce.gov/program/kcaic/arts-everywhere-program/
KCAIC Arts Everywhere – Organizational Development – Capacity Building Fund projects that increase administrative or artistic capacity$5,000.00100%N/AJanuary – MarchJuly[email protected]https://www.kansascommerce.gov/program/kcaic/arts-everywhere-program/
KCAIC Arts Everywhere – Organizational Development – Salary AssistanceSupport for one or more positions at smaller arts organizations$20,000.00100%N/AJanuary – MarchJuly[email protected]https://www.kansascommerce.gov/program/kcaic/arts-everywhere-program/
KCAIC Arts Everywhere Program – Specific Arts and Culture ProjectsSupport for the arts in Kansas through funding for cultural projects and programs$10,000.00100%N/AJanuary – MarchJuly[email protected]https://www.kansascommerce.gov/program/kcaic/arts-everywhere-program/
KCAIC General Operating Support ProgramStrengthen the state’s cultural infrastructure$25,000.00100%N/AJanuary – MarchJuly[email protected]https://www.kansascommerce.gov/program/kcaic/general-operating-support/
KCAIC Public Art & Mural ProgramSupport permanent or semi-permanent installations, murals, other public art projects$10,000.00100%N/AJanuary – MarchJuly[email protected]https://www.kansascommerce.gov/program/kcaic/public-art-murals-grant/
KCAIC Visiting Artists ProgramEngage and deepen impact of arts on local and underserved audiences $7,500.00100%N/AJanuary – MarchJuly[email protected]https://www.kansascommerce.gov/program/kcaic/visiting-artists/
Rural By Choice ChampionsProvides stipend to hire a Champion to fill gap in capacity to complete a needed project$20,800.0025%FebruaryMarch – MayJune[email protected]https://www.kansascommerce.gov/orp/ruralchampions/
Rural Murals (ORP)Support new murals in rural communities$7,500.0025%JanuaryFebruary – AprilMay[email protected]www.kansascommerce.gov/murals
Strategic Economic Expansion and Development (SEED) GrantsSupport economic revitalization of communities under 5,000 population$25,000.0010%AugustAugust – OctoberDecember[email protected]https://www.kansascommerce.gov/seedgrants/
Tourism Attraction Development Grants – First RoundAssist the development of new tourism attractions or enhance existing attractions$200,000.0060%FebruaryAugust – OctoberNovember[email protected]https://www.travelks.com/travel-industry/programs-and-resources/grants/attraction-development-grants/
Tourism Attraction Development Grants – Second RoundAssist the development of new tourism attractions or enhance existing attractions$200,000.0060%AugustFebruary – AprilMay[email protected]https://www.travelks.com/travel-industry/programs-and-resources/grants/attraction-development-grants/
Tourism Marketing GrantsAssist 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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