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Governor Laura Kelly Announces $4 Million to Benefit 26 Kansas Nonprofit Organizations

Jul 15, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that 26 Kansas nonprofit organizations will receive more than $4 million in Community Service Tax Credits (CSP) to improve and enhance fundraising efforts for education, healthcare, childcare and housing projects. “The Community Service Tax Credit program is an excellent tool we can use…

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Poet Laureate Program Returns to Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission

Jul 1, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced the return of the Poet Laureate program to the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (KCAIC). “Promoting the humanities preserves the legacy of the generations that came before us, inspires the artists of the future, and drives community and economic development,” Governor Kelly said. “KCAIC does…

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Applications Are Open For Community Service Tax Credit Program

Mar 5, 2021

TOPEKA – Today, Governor Laura Kelly announced that applications are currently being accepted for the Community Service Tax Credit Program (CSP). “The Community Service Tax Program helps local nonprofit and healthcare organizations improve the health and economic wellbeing of their communities by streamlining their fundraising efforts,” said Governor Laura Kelly.…

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Nearly $14 Million in Grants for Rural Kansas Communities

Feb 11, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced 32 rural Kansas communities will receive a share of $13,864,149 in federal grants to assist with community development projects. Through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program facilitated by the Kansas Department of Commerce Community Development Division, these federal grants are being awarded…

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Office of Rural Prosperity Announces Successful 2020 Initiatives in Annual Report

Jan 28, 2021

TOPEKA – Today Governor Laura Kelly, Lt. Governor David Toland, and Treasurer Lynn Rogers announced the release of the Office of Rural Prosperity’s (ORP) 2020 Annual Report. The report outlines ORP’s policy priorities and the office’s ongoing projects, including rural infrastructure and broadband, childcare and early education, housing, and community…

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Broadband Acceleration Grant Program now accepting submissions

Dec 11, 2020

TOPEKA – Prospective applicants for the Broadband Acceleration Grant Program at the Kansas Department of Commerce now may submit their intent to apply. The program was created to expand broadband access to rural and underserved communities across the state. Over the next 10 years, the program seeks to invest $85…

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces $224,437 in Community Development Block Grant Award for Fort Scott

Oct 29, 2020

TOPEKA –Governor Laura Kelly today announced the award of Community Development Block Grants through the Kansas Department of Commerce to assist with a commercial redevelopment project in Fort Scott. The city of Fort Scott has been awarded $224,437 for repairs to a building, including roof repair and replacement, ceiling repairs,…

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56 Kansas Cities and Counties to Receive Community Development Block Grants to Support Coronavirus Response

Jul 23, 2020

TOPEKA—Governor Laura Kelly announced today a second round of Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Response Supplement (CDBG-CV) funds to 56 Kansas communities. A total of more than $7.2 million is being disbursed to assist communities affected by the pandemic and its economic effects. “I’m pleased to announce this additional round…

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Department of Commerce strengthens team with new Deputy Secretary and Community Development Director

Jul 14, 2020

TOPEKA – Department of Commerce Secretary David Toland today announced the hiring of two economic development professionals to help direct business and community development efforts for the state. William (Bill) Murphy will become the new Deputy Secretary for Business Development at Commerce, directing efforts to drive the growth of existing…

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66 Kansas cities and counties to receive Community Development Block Grants to support coronavirus response

Jun 2, 2020

Governor Laura Kelly announced today the award of nearly $9 million in Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Response Supplement (CDBG-CV) funds to 66 Kansas communities. “Kansans have faced unprecedented challenges during the past few months due to COVID-19,” Governor Kelly said. “Our communities need relief – and they need it…

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