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Governor Laura Kelly Encourages Kansas Restaurants Apply for Restaurant Revitalization Fund Grants

May 4, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today urged Kansas restaurants and eligible businesses in the hospitality industry to apply for federal funding through the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF). Registration for the RRF began on Friday, April 30, 2021, at 8 AM CT and applications will open on…

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Stanley Adams named Commerce Employee of the Year

Mar 23, 2021

TOPEKA – Lieutenant Governor and Commerce Secretary David Toland today announced that Office of Broadband Development Director Stanley Adams is the Department of Commerce’s Employee of the Year for 2020. Adams was promoted to lead Governor Laura Kelly’s newly established Office of Broadband Development (OBD) at Commerce in October of…

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Governor Laura Kelly visits McFarland to Celebrate $5 million in Grants to Expand Broadband to Homes, Businesses Statewide

Mar 11, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that through the Broadband Acceleration Grant Program, 14 broadband improvement projects totaling $5 million will improve access to high-speed internet for homes and businesses in 18 communities statewide. “Broadband access has been an overlooked problem in Kansas and across the country for years…

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Governor Laura Kelly, Department of Commerce Seek Public Input for Broadband Office Grant Program

Jan 21, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that the Kansas Department of Commerce has established an opportunity for the public to learn more about the Office of Broadband Development’s Broadband Acceleration Grant program and provide input on grant requests proposed for communities across Kansas. The goal is to gather public…

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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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Governor Laura Kelly Applauds Department of Commerce State Trade Expansion Program Grant Award

Sep 30, 2020

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today applauded the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) on its announcement of a $127,400 award being presented to the Kansas Department of Commerce's International Division through SBA’s competitive State Trade Expansion Program (STEP). “International business is a major economic driver for Kansas, and the work…

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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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Union Pacific and National Main Street Center award grants to support recovery of Kansas Main Streets

Jun 17, 2020

TOPEKA – The National Main Street Center (NMSC) is pleased to announce the eight recipients of the Union Pacific Kansas Main Street Recovery Fund, a grant program to support the economic recovery of Kansas downtowns and commercial districts impacted by COVID-19. This program is made possible by Union Pacific, and…

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Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission Announces Rolling Grant Deadlines for Eligible Applicants

Apr 16, 2019

Topeka, Kan. - The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission is accepting applications in all categories for eligible applicants that have never received a KCAIC grant (applicants that have only received one grant before FY19 and have no active grants open will be considered on a case by case basis). Applications…

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