Whether it’s through the Kansas Department of Commerce, the Kansas Department of Revenue or the Enterprise Center of Johnson County, there are a few great grant opportunities available right now for Olathe Chamber of Commerce members.
Last week, the Kansas Department of Commerce announced $30 million will be made available under the Aviation Learning Opportunities & Funded Training (ALOFT) and Delivering Residents and Workforce (DRAW) grant programs. The ALOFT program will provide $20 million in funding for training development and expansions requiring new job opportunities in the aviation and aerospace industry.
The DRAW program will provide $10 million in funding for training development for high demand employers, such as healthcare, education, technology-based, and entities working with persons with disabilities. A priority for the DRAW program is to increase new residents from out-of-state. Check here for more information on the ALOFT program.
The COVID-19 Retail Storefront Property Tax Relief Act sets aside funding to help small businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The program, administered by the Kansas Department of Revenue (Department), is open for application until April 15. The COVID-19 Retail Storefront Property Tax Relief Program is funded through the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), which requires registration for a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) through the federal System for Award Management (SAM). The required UEI is issued at no cost, and registration can be made here. For more info on the COVID-19 Retail Storefront Property Tax Relief Act, check here.
Finally, there are still a number of $20,000 Small Business Recovery grans available to Johnson County business owners. The Enterprise Center in Johnson County (ECJC) announced that Johnson County small businesses – including childcare facilities – are able to apply for the Small Business Recovery grants here.