Welcome to the online application portal for the Kansas Department of Commerce! Review and apply for funding opportunities.
If your organization is needing to make a change/amendment to your approved grant project(s), please complete this request form.
It will be reviewed and you will be notified via email once your change/amendment is approved or denied.
Certified Sites Support Grant
The Kansas Department of Commerce (KDC) will provide matching dollars up to $10,000 for eligible entities to utilize towards the completion of the Certified Sites program application.
The funding is available for non-metro counties with a population less than 50,000. Applications from the following counties are not eligible: Butler, Douglas, Johnson, Leavenworth, Reno, Riley, Saline, Sedgwick, Shawnee, & Wyandotte.
Certified Sites Grant Timeline
January 1, 2023 – Applications Open until funding expires
Use of Funds
Eligible expenditures include the consulting services, marketing costs, and engineering expenditures related to the completion of the Certified Sites program application.
The requirement period begins upon contract execution. Eligible costs will only be allowed within this timeframe. Grantees are required to submit monthly reports to KDC. Grantees much complete site certification within twelve months of award notification. If additional time is needed, a three-month extension request must be submitted through a formal, written request to KDC. Extension requests are due 30 days prior to the end of the approved period of completion, and the request must contain the following information:
- Progress achieved thus far (including obligated and expended funds).
- Timeline detailing key activities needing to be completed.
- Compelling justification as to why an extension is required, such as demonstrating a direct cause and effect between external circumstances beyond the recipients control and the inability to complete a certification prior to the end of the twelve-month period.
Changes in Scope
Recipients are prohibited from changing the scope of the funded project. Recipients shall not modify projects and/or incur costs associated with any modifications without first receiving written approval from KDC.
All applicants are required to provide matching funds on a 1:1 basis.
Eligible sources for matching funds include:
- General Operating Funds.
- In-Kind donated services related to the Certified Sites Program.
- Valuation of Brownfield Program.
Grant funds will be advanced proportional to the proof of matching funds in the following manner: The first disbursement of funds will include 50% of the organization’s grant award, after required match is documented as committed. All match commitment documentation must clearly identify the dollar amount, the source(s) of the funds, the proposed uses that comply with the requirements of this notice and be signed by the authorized official. The organization must submit sufficient records to demonstrate compliance with the requirements of the agreement for the advanced award amount and the proportional match prior to the release of the second disbursement.
The second disbursement will be advanced similar to the first. After the submission of the remaining match commitment documentation, the second 50% of the allocation will be disbursed. Sufficient records are required for 100% of the total project budget, and failure to do so will result in repayment.
Funds will be disbursed within 30 days after all documents are reviewed and substantiated.
Example: An organization is allocated an award of $10,000, and the required match is $10,000. The total project budget is $20,000. Upon execution of the agreement and documentation is submitted that 50% of the match ($5,000) is committed, 50% of the award ($5,000) will be advanced to the grantee. Once the first 50% of the total project budget ($10,000) is expended and proof of cost and payment are submitted and approved, the second disbursement of $5,000 will be advanced following the submission of the remaining match commitment documentation ($5,000).
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Reports are to be submitted even if no activity has taken place during the quarter and must be submitted by the following dates: January 20 (for qtr ending December 31), April 20 (for qtr ending March 31), July 20 (for qtr ending June 30), and October 20 (for qtr ending September 30).
These awards assist local government in meeting community needs created by severe natural or other disasters that pose immediate threats to the health or welfare of the community and for which no other financial resources are available.
Application for Urgent Need must be completed within 6 months of the issue occurring.
The purpose of Commercial Rehabilitation grants is to help cities improve the quality of their downtown commercial districts by assisting private property owners in the rehabilitation of blighted buildings. It is hoped that strategic investment of grant funds will help prevent the spread of blighted conditions to other nearby structures.
Application will remain open until all available funds have been obligated.
Under the Economic Development category, a private for-profit business or an agricultural cooperative participates with a city or county in the application process. The city or county is the legal applicant. The private for-profit business or agricultural cooperative must provide financial information and a business plan as part of the application process.
All applicants for Economic Development assistance must notify Commerce 10 days prior to submitting an application for funding. The notification may be in the form of a telephone call, e-mail, fax, or written correspondence.
CDBG funds may be used for infrastructure improvements, land acquisition, site preparation, building construction or renovation, machinery, equipment, lease payments, inventory, payroll and other working capital items. CDBG funds may not be used for bail-outs or financial restructuring. A project funded under this category must lead to the creation or retention of permanent jobs in Kansas.
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