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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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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 YearRecipientAmount OfferedAmount ClaimedAmount Remaining Net New Jobs Retained JobsJobs to Date Total Capital InvesmentAddressCityCountyZip CodeBenchmark 1Benchmark 2Benchmark 3Benchmark 4Benchmark 5Benchmark 6Number of Years Recipient Has Received Program’s BenefitsStatus: Open/Closed
University ChallengeFY23Pittsburg State University$12,500,000$0$12,500,000n/an/an/an/a402 N Broadway StPittsburg Crawford66762not yet metn/an/an/an/an/a2open
University ChallengeFY23Kansas University$50,000,000$0$50,000,000n/an/an/an/a11th and Mississippi Lawrence Douglas66046not yet metn/an/an/an/an/a2Open
University ChallengeFY23Kansas State University$25,000,000$0$25,000,000n/an/an/an/a1530 Mid Campus Dr NorthManhattan Riley66506not yet metn/an/an/an/an/a2open
University ChallengeFY23Fort Hays State University$2,380,161$0$2,380,161n/an/an/an/a600 Park Street Hays Ellis67601not yet metn/an/an/an/an/a2open

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