SPARK Bourbon County Update

The Strengthening People and Revitalizing Kansas (SPARK) Taskforce is charged with leading Kansas forward in recovery from the far-reaching effects of COVID-19.

The SPARK Executive and Steering Committees, in conjunction with the Office of Recovery team, are responsible for the statewide distribution of the Coronavirus Relief Fund.

The following is an update from Jody Hoenor, Bourbon County Economic Development Director:

The Bourbon County SPARK Program has reached a number of milestones to this date.  All applications have been reviewed in each of the established categories.  In addition, a Business/Not for Profit grant program has been completed.  The Bourbon County Commission has tentatively approved applications after a vetting process.
The Kansas Office of Recovery has reviewed the plan and has requested additional information.  A Technical Assistance Advisor has also been assigned to the County as part of the approval process.
It is the goal of the Commissioners to have full approval of the County Plan no later than September 25, 2020.  At that time all recipients will be notified of their award along with a Memorandum of Agreement which articulates the terms and conditions of the awards.  Checks will be issued by the County upon receipt of the Agreements.

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