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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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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
Broadband Acceleration Grant (BAG)Infrastructure buildout in economically distressed counties1,000,000.00 $50%JanuaryJanuary – FebruaryMay[email protected]
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) – Competitive RoundCommunity development projects: Facilities, public service, infrastructure750,000.00 $25%DecemberFebruary – MayJune/July[email protected]
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) – Rolling RoundCommunity development projects: Housing, commercial rehabilitation, economic development300,000.00 $25%N/ARollingRolling[email protected]
Community Service Program (CSP) tax creditsAmplify fundraising efforts for non-profit organizations200,000.00 $0%MarchApril – MayJune[email protected]
Historic Economic Asset Lifeline (HEAL) GrantsRehabilitate downtown corridor buildings for new businesses or organizations in rural communities100,000.00 $100%JuneJuly – OctoberDecember[email protected]
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
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KCAIC Arts Integration Program – Visiting ArtistsEngage and deepen impact of arts on local and underserved audiences7,500.00 $100%N/AJanuary – MarchMay[email protected]
KCAIC Arts Integration Program – Integrated Arts EducationIntegrates arts learning into non-arts curriculum and content areas7,500.00 $100%N/AJanuary – MarchMay[email protected]
KCAIC Arts Integration Program – Innovative PartnershipsBetween arts and non-arts organizations to impact community/economic goals20,000.00 $100%N/AJanuary – MarchMay[email protected]
Kansas Touring Roster Visiting ArtistsProfessional artists made available for booking in any discipline8,500.00 $100%N/ARollingRolling[email protected]
KCAIC Strategic Investment ProgramSupport intiatives that use the arts to enhance community vitality[email protected]
KCAIC Strategic Investment Program – Organizational DevelopmentProfessional development opportunities for arts organizations7,500.00 $100%N/AJanuary – MarchMay[email protected]
KCAIC Strategic Investment Program – New and Expanded WorksSupports productions, exhibitions, programs or events by arts organizations7,500.00 $100%N/AJanuary – MarchMay[email protected]
KCAIC Strategic Investment Program – Equipment and TechnologyPurchase equipment, materials and/or technology upgrades7,500.00 $100%N/AJanuary – MarchMay[email protected]
Mural & Public Art Program (KCAIC)Support permanent or semi-permanent installations, murals and other public art projects10,000.00 $100%N/AJanuary – MarchMay[email protected]
Organizational Mentorship (KCAIC)Provide mentorship services to emerging arts organizations, councils and collectives7,500.00 $100%N/AJanuary – MarchMay[email protected]
Reimagined Spaces (KCAIC)Provide publicly accessible spaces for artistic uses and public programming10,000.00 $100%N/AJanuary – MarchMay[email protected]
Rural Murals (ORP)Support new murals in rural communities7,500.00 $25%JanuaryFebruary – AprilMay[email protected]
Strategic Economic Expansion and Development (SEED) GrantsSupport economic revitalization of communities under 5,000 population25,000.00 $10%AugustAugust – OctoberDecember[email protected]
Tourism Attraction Development Grants – First RoundAssist the development of new tourism attractions or enhance existing attractions200,000.00 $60%FebruaryAugust – OctoberNovember[email protected]
Tourism Attraction Development Grants – Second RoundAssist the development of new tourism attractions or enhance existing attractions200,000.00 $60%AugustFebruary – AprilMay[email protected]
Tourism Marketing GrantsAssist in new or first-time innovative tourism advertising and marketing efforts10,000.00 $60%JanuaryJune 1 – August 1Early September[email protected]