Kansas Governor Announces Grant for Economic Development

Governor Laura Kelly Announces $1 Million Federal Grant to Support Economic Development in Kansas

Topeka, KS (STL.News) Governor Laura Kelly announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration has awarded Kansas $1 million to accelerate economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and build up local economies.

“My administration set the stage for economic growth early on – and despite the challenges of the pandemic, we’ve achieved one business recruitment victory after another, experienced record-breaking investment, and earned national recognition for our successes,” Governor Kelly said.  “These dollars will allow us to keep up that momentum, and support our efforts to build a better, more resilient economy for future generations of Kansans.  I want to thank our federal partners for their investment in our communities.”

EDA awarded $24 million in grants to states and territories across the nation for statewide planning efforts to boost economic development, enhance U.S. competitiveness, combat the climate crisis, and recover from the pandemic.  These are the first EDA American Rescue Plan grants announced.

All 59 states and territories have been invited to apply for a $1 million grant through EDA’s Statewide Planning program—one of six programs EDA developed to equitably distribute its $3 billion in American Rescue Plan funding.  24 grants were awarded yesterday, with the remainder being disbursed in the coming weeks and months.