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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. Commerce Program Opens Employment Pathway for Justice-Involved Kansans KANSASWORKS, a division of the Kansas Department of Commerce, is taking significant strides to empower justice-involved individuals across the state through the Re-entry Specialized Employment Counseling & Training (ReSpECT)WORKS program. This program provides intensive case management and career navigation for eligible individuals released from the prison system in Kansas. View All


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Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)

Promoting economic independence


Ashla Stowe, Public Service Administrator III

(785) 296-7435

[email protected]

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment. An employer can receive a federal tax credit that varies between the amounts of $2,400 to $9,600 per applicant. 

The WOTC target groups include: 

  • Qualified veteran recipients
    • Veteran receiving SNAP
    • Disabled Veteran
    • Unemployed Disabled Veteran (6 months unemployed)
    • Unemployed Veteran (4 weeks unemployed)
    • Unemployed Veteran (6 months unemployed)
  • Individuals with criminal records
  • Designated community resident or Rural Renewal County (RRC) recipients
  • Vocational rehabilitation referral
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients 
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients
  • Ticket-to-Work recipients
  • Qualified long-term unemployment recipients
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Additional Resources

Applying for WOTC in 5 Easy Steps
Authorized Forms of Documentation
ETA 9061 Form
ETA 9175 Self-Attestation Form
How to create a CertLink account
IRS 8850 Form
IRS 8850 Form Instructions
One Year Appeal Process
Required Documentation by Target Group
View Criteria for WOTC-eligible hires
WOTC Policy and Procedures

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