Grant application moves forward

Allen County commissioners gave their endorsement to an application for a Community Development Block Grant. If approved, local businesses could receive grants to help retain low- or moderate-income employees.


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May 20, 2020 - 9:58 AM

Larry Manes represents the Moran community during a public hearing held by the county Tuesday, the purpose of which is to secure a grant through the Kansas Department of Commerce. Photo by Trevor Hoag / Iola Register

Following a public forum at Tuesday’s meeting, Allen County commissioners approved moving forward on a grant from the Kansas Department of Commerce in collaboration with Thrive Allen County.

Last week, Commerce announced it would offer an additional round of Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) — after the state received federal funds through the CARES act — this time with funds going toward helping communities weather the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

At last week’s meeting, commissioners agreed to partner with Thrive in order to pursue the highly competitive CDBG-CV grant, with hopes of the county being awarded up to $300,000.

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