Sumner County Awarded $138,600 CDBG-COVID Funding

Sumner County was awarded $138,600 as part of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) special Coronavirus stimulus round of funding also known as CDBG-CV. CDBG-CV funds applied for and received by Sumner County are to be used to help businesses in Sumner County affected by COVID-19, retain jobs for low-to-moderate income employees, and to help businesses who are struggling to reopen due to the pandemic. CDBG-CV grant funds can be used to pay for the following expenses:

  • Working Capital such as wages, utilities, rent, etc.
  • Other expenses such as sanitizing equipment, hand sanitizing stations, and other items necessary to protect patrons and employees.
  • The purchase of 60 days’ worth of inventory to reopen. (60 days to begin on the day the business reopens if closed.)

There are two different types of grants available to businesses in our County.

Micro Grant – Businesses with 1-5 Full Time Employees or equivalents. Grant up to $10,000

Economic Development –businesses with 6-50 Full time employees or equivalents. Up to $15,000

 

APPLICATIONS MAY BE PICKED UP AT THE SUMNER COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICE

 

Deadline for COMPLETED applications is 5pm, August 28, 2020. Applications must be mailed, or hand delivered to:

Sumner County Economic Development office

314 N Washington / PO Box 279

Wellington, KS 67152