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Governor Kelly Releases Kansas Broadband Digital Equity Plan for Public Comment Governor Laura Kelly today announced the Kansas Digital Equity (DE) Plan for high-speed internet connectivity is available for public review and comment. While the recently announced Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) Five-Year Action Plan outlines the state’s plan to provide access to high-speed internet, the Digital Equity Plan focuses on specifically connecting users. Governor Kelly Celebrates Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses Governor Laura Kelly joined the Kansas Department of Commerce for the 38th Annual Minority and Women Business Awards Luncheon at Townsite Tower in Topeka. The luncheon, hosted by Commerce’s Office of Minority and Women Business Development, recognizes minority- and women-owned businesses from across the state and is part of Kansas Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week. Governor Kelly Announces Recipients of More than $500K in Registered Apprenticeship Grants Governor Laura Kelly today announced a total of $528,478 has been awarded by the Kansas Department of Commerce to eight entities across the state for projects that will attract and retain employees and build the state workforce through registered apprenticeships. Virtual Job Fair to Highlight Hundreds of State Agency Opportunities Jobseekers are encouraged to attend the upcoming State of Kansas Agencies Virtual Job Fair from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 27. This month’s virtual fair, hosted by KANSASWORKS, will feature many exciting employment opportunities available across the state’s 98 government agencies. Currently, there are more than 700 vacancies across the state. View All


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Delivering Residents and Workforce (DRAW)

High demand and critical need industries are facing a severe labor shortage in the State of Kansas. The workforce continues to be a key need as Kansas recovers from the pandemic and moves forward with transformational economic development projects. This program will address workforce shortages and training needs in high demand and critical need industries, including but not limited to healthcare providers, education providers, technology-based businesses, and employers working with the blind, visually or hearing impaired, or persons with other disabilities. This program will provide nearly $10,000,000 in training and equipment funding for these industries, and additional incentives to draw new residents into the state. Eligible expenses include training costs associated with employee development and advancement and equipment related to the training and end-use of customer/client services.

Additional Data and Information

General Information

Eligible DRAW applicants include:

  • Mobile workforce training providers
  • Healthcare providers
  • Education providers
  • Technology-based businesses
  • Employers working with the blind, visually, or hearing impaired, or persons with disabilities may apply
  • Employers hiring for positions considered high demand and high wage from the Kansas Department of Labor with a minimum Demand Score of 20. Verification may be determined at the following link: High Demand/High Wage Kansas Jobs.
Benchmark I

Benchmark 1 – Signed Agreement

Benchmark 2 – First Disbursement

Benchmark 3 – Quarterly Report

Benchmark 4 – Second Disbursement

Benchmark 5 – Quarterly Report

Benchmark 6 – Project Closed

ProgramFiscal YearRecipientAddressCityZip CodeTotal Amount OfferedTotal Amount Claimed to DateRemaining Amount to DateQualification – Total Capital InvesmentQualification – Net New JobsQualification – Retained JobsJobs to DateB1-Award AgreementB2-First DisbursementB3-Quarterly Reports (1 min.)B4-Second DisbursementB5-Quarterly Reports (3 min.)B6-Project ClosedNumber of Years Recipient Has Received Program’s BenefitsStatus: Open/Closed
DRAWFY23Dodge City Community College2601 N. 14th AvenueDodge City67801$740,000$0.00$740,000.00 $986,666.67 n/an/an/anot yet metn/an/an/an/an/a1Open
DRAWFY23Perfect Fit Foundation of SWK. (DBA) Perfect Fit Therapy Clinic2603 Central Ave. Dodge City 67801$246,262$0.00$246,262.00 $328,349.33 n/an/an/anot yet metn/an/an/an/an/a1Open
DRAWFY23OCCK, Inc.1502 Lincoln St.Concordia66901$65,887$0.00$65,887.00 $87,849.33 n/an/an/anot yet metn/an/an/an/an/a1Open
DRAWFY23Great Plains Manufacturing, Incorporated1525 E. North StSalina67401$614,618$0.00$614,618.00 $819,490.67 n/an/an/anot yet metn/an/an/an/an/a1Open
DRAWFY23SnapIT Solutions6900 College BlvdOverland Park66211$250,000$0.00$250,000.00 $333,333.33 n/an/an/anot yet metn/an/an/an/an/a1Open
DRAWFY23National Logistics Training Center8163 Cole PkwyLenexa66227$740,000$0.00$740,000.00 $986,666.67 n/an/an/anot yet metn/an/an/an/an/a1Open
DRAWFY23Salina Regional Health Center400 S Santa Fe AveSalina67401$214,545$0.00$214,545.00 $286,060.00 n/an/an/anot yet metn/an/an/an/an/a1Open
DRAWFY23Spectrumware LLC7340 W. 21st St NWichita67205$76,167$0.00$76,167.00 $101,556.00 n/an/an/anot yet metn/an/an/an/an/a1Open
DRAWFY23Grace Team LLC2813 SW Westport Plaza Dr.Topeka66614$113,680$0.00$113,680.00 $151,573.33 n/an/an/anot yet metn/an/an/an/an/a1Open
DRAWFY23Republic Co Hospital2420 G StBelleville66935$64,386$0.00$64,386.00 $85,848.00 n/an/an/anot yet metn/an/an/an/an/a1Open
DRAWFY23Alpha Robotics, Inc28386 W 88th StDe Soto66018$300,000$0.00$300,000.00 $400,000.00 n/an/an/anot yet metn/an/an/an/an/a1Open
DRAWFY23KVC Health Systems, Inc.21350 W 153rd StreetOlathe64127$324,948$0.00$324,948.00 $433,264.00 n/an/an/anot yet metn/an/an/an/an/a1Open
DRAWFY23Mid Star Lab, Inc.1701 Commerce RdTonganoxie 66086$185,000$0.00$185,000.00 $246,666.67 n/an/an/anot yet metn/an/an/an/an/a1Open
DRAWFY23TECHS Inc (Troy – Location)136 S Seneca StTroy66087$740,000$0.00$740,000.00 $986,666.67 n/an/an/anot yet metn/an/an/an/an/a1Open
DRAWFY23Valley Hope Association103 S. WabashNorton67654$181,908$0.00$181,908.00 $242,544.00 n/an/an/anot yet metn/an/an/an/an/a1Open
DRAWFY23Envision Foundation 610 North Main StreetWichita67203$740,000$0.00$740,000.00 $986,666.67 n/an/an/anot yet metn/an/an/an/an/a1Open
DRAWFY23Orange EV LLC900 N. 69th St.Kansas City66102$250,000$0.00$250,000.00 $333,333.33 n/an/an/anot yet metn/an/an/an/an/a1Open
DRAWFY23Stormont Vail Health1500 SW 10th AveTopeka66604$217,950$0.00$217,950.00 $290,600.00 n/an/an/anot yet metn/an/an/an/an/a1Open
DRAWFY23Ogallala Commons Inc.206 West Mill StreetPlainville67663$276,563$0.00$276,563.00 $368,750.67 n/an/an/anot yet metn/an/an/an/an/a1Open
DRAWFY23COF Training Services, Inc.1516 N Davis AveOttawa66067$243,600$0.00$243,600.00 $324,800.00 n/an/an/anot yet metn/an/an/an/an/a1Open
DRAWFY23CivicPlus, LLC302 S 4th StreetManhattan66502$350,000$0.00$350,000.00 $466,666.67 n/an/an/anot yet metn/an/an/an/an/a1Open
DRAWFY23AdventHealth Shawnee Mission9100 W. 74th St.Merriam66204$740,000$0.00$740,000.00 $986,666.67 n/an/an/anot yet metn/an/an/an/an/a1Open
DRAWFY23Independence Community College1057 West College Ave.Independence67301$740,000$0.00$740,000.00 $986,666.67 n/an/an/anot yet metn/an/an/an/an/a1Open
DRAWFY23Heartland Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center, PA13213 W 21st Ct NWichita67235$271,028$0.00$271,028.00 $361,370.67 n/an/an/anot yet metn/an/an/an/an/a1Open
DRAWFY23Great Plains of Smith Co., Inc 921 E. Highway 36, PO Box 349Smith Center66967$74,850$0.00$74,850.00 $99,800.00 n/an/an/anot yet metn/an/an/an/an/a1Open
DRAWFY23Paragon Energy Solutions, LLC117 Osage StreetNew Strawn66839$740,000$0.00$740,000.00 $986,666.67 n/an/an/anot yet metn/an/an/an/an/a1Open

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