Tag: SPARK funding

Time is running out. After originally receiving $2.4 million in CARES Act/SPARK funds, Allen County has to spend every remaining cent by the end of the year … or else return it. Lisse Regehr and…

Tuesday’s meeting of Allen County commissioners was fairly short and sweet, but did provide an opportunity to try out new audio and internet streaming equipment purchased by the county via SPARK funds. The new equipment…

For the second week in a row, county commissioners debated how best to spend unallocated SPARK funds awarded to Allen County. Earlier this summer, the county received $2.4 million from Kansas’s SPARK task force, which…

Allen County commissioners received a check for $192,500 to represent CARES/SPARK funding allocated to Kansas counties, at their meeting Tuesday. About 20 local businesses and 20 local nonprofits will receive the funds. Thrive Allen County…

During a record 15-minute meeting, Allen County commissioners discussed SPARK funding from the federal government on Tuesday and badly needed road repairs. Allen County has spent about half of its $2.4 million in SPARK funding…

“That $7,500 is saving us right now,” said Jessica Quinhones, in reference to a recent CDBG-CV microbusiness grant awarded to Around the Corner coffee shop. Recent Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) were made possible by…

Tuesday’s meeting of Allen County commissioners ranged over a number of topics, including grant opportunities for local businesses and nonprofits. Lisse Regehr, CEO of Thrive Allen County, provided an update on various grants recently made…

Thrive Allen County CEO Lisse Regher said that a second round of CARES Act/SPARK funding would soon be made available across the state through the Kansas Department of Commerce. As opposed to the first round…