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Governor Laura Kelly Encourages Kansas Small Businesses to Apply for Paycheck Protection Program

Apr 29, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today encouraged Kansas small businesses to continue to apply for the 2021 Federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) ahead of the program’s extended deadline of May 31st. Kansans can continue to submit applications for forgivable loans for pandemic-battered small businesses. “Kansas small businesses are the backbone…

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Department of Commerce introduces Live Chat to help businesses applying for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans

Apr 6, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Commerce launched a Live Chat feature on its COVID-19 Response webpage today specifically to provide support to Kansas businesses and nonprofits applying for Economic Injury Disaster Loans through the U.S. Small Business Association. The SBA approved Governor Laura Kelly’s disaster declaration request for…

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$5 million of HIRE Fund loans have been awarded to Kansas hospitality businesses

Mar 24, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – Within 48 hours of Governor Laura Kelly announcing the establishment of the Hospitality Industry Relief Emergency (HIRE) Fund, all $5 million allocated for the loan program have been awarded. “The hospitality industry in Kansas was one of the first to be hit financially by the COVID-19 crisis,”…

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Kansas small businesses eligible for disaster loans from the Small Business Administration

Mar 21, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – Governor Laura Kelly announced today that the U.S. Small Business Administration approved her request to make loans of up to $2 million available to small businesses disrupted by coronavirus. The disaster declaration extends to all 105 Kansas counties, making low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital available…

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Kansas Department of Commerce Announces 2019 Small Business Procurement Day Event

Apr 12, 2019

Topeka, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Commerce is excited to announce 2019 Small Business Procurement Day. A celebratory event will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka, KS. This free event will provide an opportunity for small…

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