TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Governor Laura Kelly has introduced the opening of the second round of CARES Act funding applications.

Governor Laura Kelly states she will be opening the next spherical of CARES Act funding apps on Aug. 19 at midday. She says companies will be able to implement for a overall of around $130 million in grants to support these influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic and for businesses to extend broadband accessibility in the condition.

“These resources will each present needed instant relief to firms and add to a much more strategic, aggressive Kansas economic system in the future,” said Governor Laura Kelly. “I want to thank the SPARK Taskforce for recommending these strategic investments and the State Finance Council for approving the use of these funds.”

According to Kelly, not only will the funding deliver monetary relief, but grants will also be obtainable to enterprises whose items and expert services are desired in greater portions to aid combat COVID-19 and its results. She says funding is also currently being designed readily available to develop broadband entry through infrastructure advancements and by partnerships with world-wide-web company companies to provide lower-cash flow homes. She says the grants are funded by way of the Coronavirus Reduction Fund of the federal CARES Act.

Governor Kelly suggests the pandemic has affected every business market in another way, with some acquiring really distinctive needs than others. She states with this in brain, she is generating purposes for grants offered in the next classes:

  • Modest Company Doing the job Capital Grants: Gov. Kelly says Kansas organizations with less than 500 personnel are eligible to apply for Small Company Doing the job Captial grants. She says funds may be employed to shell out functioning funds charges like payroll, hire, home finance loan insurance policies, utilities, stock and far more. She claims grants will be awarded on a rolling foundation till resources are absolutely dispersed.
  • Securing Community Meals Devices Grants: Gov. Kelly suggests the Securing Regional Foods Techniques grant software supports Kansas meat processing amenities, food items processors, grocers and food financial institutions to address provide chain disruptions as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • PPE Procurement Grants: Gov. Kelly says the PPE Procurement grant software awards businesses money for the obtain of own protecting equipment, implementation of office redesigns, more signage, new know-how methods for distance functioning and other items to comply with COVID-19 community health and fitness rules.
  • PPE Producing Grants: Gov. Kelly states the PPE Producing grants give funding for brands to reimburse specific costs to manufacture PPE. She states the funding will assist people making new enterprises whilst contributing to the struggle against the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • COVID-19 Bioscience Solution Growth Acceleration Grants: Gov. Kelly says Kansas has a robust backing of bioscience-relevant businesses developing coronavirus diagnostic, therapeutic and healthcare countermeasures. She states the grant plan accelerates commercialization and go-to marketing methods that permit firms to quickly deploy the technology by optimizing worth and minimizing hazard by means of educated decision generating.
  • Connectivity Crisis Reaction Grants: Gov. Kelly says these grants have been made to help with the elevated need to have for connectivity in Kansas in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She claims proposed tasks should really strengthen connectivity to underserved and unserved parts of Kansas to handle the requires of telework, telehealth, distance understanding and other remote enterprise companies.
  • Broadband Partnership Adoption Grants: Gov. Kelly suggests these grants will aid supply support for low-revenue homes by partnering with ISPs to leverage current adoption infrastructure and guarantee connectivity to as numerous Kansans as achievable.
  • IT, Cybersecurity & IT Task Administration Certification Training Grants: Gov. Kelly says to mitigate work decline in Kansas thanks to COVID-19, the Kansas Department of Commerce is seeking for a speedy response teaching system furnishing schooling, certificate tests and position placement guidance in the places of IT, cybersecurity and IT project administration.
  • Kansas Tech School Superior Production Grants: Gov. Kelly says this program supports the wants of highly developed production industries in Kansas. She states the plan focuses on reskilling and upskilling folks impacted by COVID-19 to meet economic sector needs in significant-demand, high wage occupations.

For extra details on each individual method and eligibility visit the Kansas Division of Commerce internet site.

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