Rural Business Relief Grants Available Until Nov. 2

North Main Street, downtown Fort Scott.

A new round of grants for small businesses is available online as of today, Oct. 26, according to Jody Hoener, Bourbon County’s Economic Director.

This is a NEW grant opportunity for for-profit business and she advised applying before the Nov. 2 deadline, next week, she said.

“I haven’t applied for this specific grant and it is online,” Hoener said.  “If anyone needs any help though, I would be more than willing to help.”  Contact her at [email protected]

“Only small businesses located in rural communities are eligible at this time,” according to the website–i3KqlfYX8Tvz-IH5bOfArVqtx3XGE  “Rural communities are defined as having a population of 50,000 or less. A community is defined as the city/town/village where your business address is located. If the business is mobile (a food truck, fishing boat, rideshare driver, etc) please use the address where your vehicle is stored during non-business hours.”

All potential applicants are encouraged to review this FAQ and grant information before applying.

Non-profit organizations are ineligible for the relief funding program at this time but may be eligible for later rounds of funding.

Rural Relief Small Business Grants
Grants range from $5,000-$20,000 to for-profit businesses.
Grants will not need to be repaid. They can be used for:
• Payables to include rent and utilities
• Meeting payroll (to include yourself the applicant)
• Paying outstanding debt to vendors
• Other immediate operational costs
This “round” is open October 26-November 2.
Please see the link below to apply and for more information.

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