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Rural Murals Program

These grants helped communities with fewer than 10,000 residents create murals and public art projects to beautify public gathering spaces and serve as new tourist attractions.The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission’s has funded 35 murals in 24 communities in the past two years and added 14 artists to its Mural and Public Art Roster. KCAIC’s programs are designed to utilize artists and arts organizations to increase community vibrancy and provide space for artistic expression and public engagement.

The Office of Rural Prosperity (ORP) advocates for and promotes rural Kansas and focuses on efforts designed to aid rural improvements. Through ongoing conversations with rural stakeholders, ORP identifies key policy priorities and blends administrative action with legislative work to remove barriers to prosperity. As a division in the Kansas Department of Commerce, we are part of the economic development team that is solely focused on the growth and prosperity of rural Kansas.

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Benchmark 1 – 50% of the expenses have occurred

Benchmark 2 – Project complete

ProgramFiscal YearRecipientAmount OfferedAmount ClaimedAmount Remaining Net New Jobs Retained JobsJobs to DateTotal Capital InvesmentAddressCityCountyZip CodeBenchmark 1 Benchmark 2 Benchmark 3Benchmark 4Benchmark 5Benchmark 6# Year(s) Benefit ReceivedStatus: Open/Closed
Rural MuralsFY23Community Foundation of Dickinson County, Inc. (Woodbine Mural)$5,000$5,000$0n/an/an/an/a418 NW 3rd Abilene Dickinson67410achievedachievedn/an/an/an/a1closed
Rural MuralsFY23Mitchell County Strong Inc$10,000$10,000$0n/an/an/an/a209 E Main, Suite 104BeloitMitchell67420achievedachievedn/an/an/an/a1closed
Rural MuralsFY23Caldwell$9,100$9,100$0n/an/an/an/a14 W CentralCaldwellNeosho67022achievedachievedn/an/an/an/a1closed
Rural MuralsFY23Chanute$9,000$9,000$0n/an/an/an/aPO Box 907, 101 N Lincoln AveChanuteNeosho66720achievedachievedn/an/an/an/a1closed
Rural MuralsFY23Clay Center Community Improvement Foundation (Benches)$10,000$10,000$0n/an/an/an/a432 Court StClay CenterClay67432achievedachievedn/an/an/an/a1closed
Rural MuralsFY23Community Arts Council of Council Grove$1,500$1,500$0n/an/an/an/a623 E MainCouncil GroveMorris66846achievedachievedn/an/an/an/a1closed
Rural MuralsFY22Courtland Community Arts Council$10,000$10,000$0n/an/an/an/aPO Box 56CourtlandRepublic66939achievedachievedn/an/an/an/a1closed
Rural MuralsFY23Ellsworth County Economic Development Corporation$10,000$10,000$0n/an/an/an/aPO Box 321EllsworthEllsworth67439achievedachievedn/an/an/an/a1closed
Rural MuralsFY23Girard$500$500$0n/an/an/an/a120 N Ozark StGirardCrawford66743achievedachievedn/an/an/an/a1closed
Rural MuralsFY23Jackson County/Jackson County Tourism Council$8,400$8,400$0n/an/an/an/a104 W 5thHoltonJackson66436achievedachievedn/an/an/an/a1closed
Rural MuralsFY22Hodgeman County Economic Development$10,000$10,000$0n/an/an/an/aPO Box 121JetmoreHodgeman67854achievedachievedn/an/an/an/a1closed
Rural MuralsFY23Meade County Historical Society Museum$7,000$7,000$0n/an/an/an/aPO Box 893, 200 E CarthageMeadeMeade67864achievedachievedn/an/an/an/a1closed
Rural MuralsFY22Barber County United$10,000$10,000$0n/an/an/an/a118 E Washington AveMedicine LodgeBarber67104achievedachievedn/an/an/an/a1closed
Rural MuralsFY22Osawatomie$10,000$10,000$0n/an/an/an/aPO Box 37OsawatomieMiami66064achievedachievedn/an/an/an/a1closed
Rural MuralsFY23Stepping Up Inc$4,500$4,500$0n/an/an/an/a104 S MainScott CityScott67871achievedachievedn/an/an/an/a1closed
Rural MuralsFY23Seneca Downtown Impact , Inc.$750$750$0n/an/an/an/a523 Main StSenecaNemaha66538achievedachievedn/an/an/an/a1closed
Rural MuralsFY23Wallace County Foundation$7,750$7,750$0n/an/an/an/aPO Box 471Sharon SpringsWallace67758achievedachievedn/an/an/an/a1closed
Rural MuralsFY22Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska $10,000$10,000$0n/an/an/an/a3345 B Thrasher RdWhite CloudDoniphan66094achievedachievedn/an/an/an/a1closed
Rural MuralsFY23Wilson Tourism Hub, Inc.$10,000$10,000$0n/an/an/an/aPO Box 522WilsonEllsworth67490achievedachievedn/an/an/an/a1closed
Rural MuralsFY24The Arts Center, Inc.$7,500$0$7,500n/an/an/an/a104 N Springfield AvenueAnthonyHarper67003not yet metnot yet metn/an/an/an/a1open
Rural MuralsFY24Cedar Vale$1,500$0$1,500n/an/an/an/a702 Cedar StreetCedar ValeChautauqua67024not yet metnot yet metn/an/an/an/a1open
Rural MuralsFY24Cheney$3,603$0$3,603n/an/an/an/a131 N MainCheneySedgwick67025not yet metnot yet metn/an/an/an/a1open
Rural MuralsFY24Fort Scott Area Chamber Foundation$5,250$0$5,250n/an/an/an/a231 E. Wall StreetFort ScottBourbon66701not yet metnot yet metn/an/an/an/a1open
Rural MuralsFY24Northwest Kansas Technical College$4,250$0$4,250n/an/an/an/a1209 Harrison AveGoodlandSherman67735not yet metnot yet metn/an/an/an/a1open
Rural MuralsFY245.4.7 Arts Center$7,368$0$7,368n/an/an/an/a204 W. Wisconsin AveGreensburgKiowa67054not yet metnot yet metn/an/an/an/a1open
Rural MuralsFY24Graham County, Kansas$7,500$0$7,500n/an/an/an/a410 N. PomeroyHill CityGraham67642not yet metnot yet metn/an/an/an/a1open
Rural MuralsFY24Wichita County Economic Development, Inc.$4,500$0$4,500n/an/an/an/a106 W BroadwayLeotiWichita67861not yet metnot yet metn/an/an/an/a1open
Rural MuralsFY24Vesper Community Club Inc$7,500$0$7,500n/an/an/an/a1247 N 120th RdLincolnLincoln67455not yet metnot yet metn/an/an/an/a1open
Rural MuralsFY24Lyons$7,500$0$7,500n/an/an/an/a201 West MainLyonsRice 67554not yet metnot yet metn/an/an/an/a1open
Rural MuralsFY24The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation, Blue Rapids Community Action Team Fund$2,350$0$2,350n/an/an/an/a555 Poyntz Ave.ManhattanRiley66502not yet metnot yet metn/an/an/an/a1open
Rural MuralsFY24Smith Center$7,500$0$7,500n/an/an/an/a119 W Court StSmith CenterSmith66967not yet metnot yet metn/an/an/an/a1open
Rural MuralsFY24Uniontown$2,250$0$2,250n/an/an/an/aPO Box 51UniontownBourbon66779not yet metnot yet metn/an/an/an/a1open
Rural MuralsFY24Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce$7,500$0$7,500n/an/an/an/a123 E. 9th AvenueWinfieldCowley67156not yet metnot yet metn/an/an/an/a1open

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