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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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Startup Housing Opportunity Venture Loan – (SHOVL)

The goal of SHOVL is to provide funding to developers for expenses incurred prior to the closing of their permanent financing for housing developments in Kansas communities that have experienced housing challenges.  The housing developments must have a direct connection to past, current or future economic development efforts.  Developers may include private individuals, corporations, limited liability companies, nonprofits, and local units of government. The Startup Housing Opportunity Venture Loan (SHOVL) funds will be provided on a project-by-project basis in communities under 10,000 population. Only one project per application please.

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ProgramFiscal YearRecipientAddressCityZip CodeTotal Amount OfferedTotal Amount Claimed to DateRemaining Amount to DateQualification – Total Capital InvesmentQualification – Net New JobsQualification – Retained JobsJobs to DateBenchmark 1Benchmark 2Benchmark 3Benchmark 4Benchmark 5Benchmark 6Number of Years Recipient Has Received Program’s BenefitsStatus: Open/Closed
SHOVLFY2023Mennonite Housing Rehabilitation Services2135 S. TopekaWichita67214$25,000.00$25,000.00$0.00N/AN/AN/A0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A1Open
SHOVLFY2023Coffey County Housing Authority313 Neosho StreetBurlington66839$25,000.00$25,000.00$0.00N/AN/AN/A0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A1Open
SHOVLFY2023Chase County Board of County CommissionersPO Box 529Cottonwood Falls66845$25,000.00$25,000.00$0.00N/AN/AN/A0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A1Open
SHOVLFY2023Pomeroy Development / Todd Co., LLC203 N TerraceAtchison66002$25,000.00$25,000.00$0.00N/AN/AN/A0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A1Open
SHOVLFY2023Trident Partnerships LLC3321 SW Westover RoadTopeka66604$25,000.00$25,000.00$0.00N/AN/AN/A0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A1Open
SHOVLFY2023Frontier Development Group LLC709 Pecan Cr Suite AManhattan66502$25,000.00$25,000.00$0.00N/AN/AN/A0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A1Open

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