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Posted on: July 14, 2021

Community Development Block Grant

July 14, 2021

On July 8, 2021 Atchison County was approved for $150,000 in grant funds to assist small businesses who employ persons from low-to-moderate income households. Atchison County is now accepting applications from businesses meeting the following requirements:

  • Business must be physically located in Atchison County (business located in the City of Atchison are not eligible);
  • Business must be for profit and have 1-50 employees;
  • Company must have been in operation prior to March 1, 2020;
  • 51% of employees, including owner, must meet Low-to-moderate income requirements;
  • Must submit the application and all required supporting documentation;
  • Must disclose if the business has received capital through alternative sources (e.g. Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) or Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Loan at the time of application submittal.


The program is based on the availability of CDBG-CV3 funds, program guidelines, and submission of all required information. Based on the criteria stated above, applicants may receive a grant of up to:

  • $25,000 maximum per job for businesses under 5 employees, including owner, for a maximum grant of $30,000 per company.
  • $35,000 per job retained for businesses with 6-50 employees, including owner, for a maximum grant of $50,000 per company.

Grant funds are structured as reimbursements for eligible working capital expenses beginning March 1, 2020. Before any funds can be released to businesses, the business must provide proof of payment for eligible expense once the application process is successfully completed and grant funds are awarded.


  1. Application: All fields on the application must be completed.
  • Note: A DUNS number is required for all businesses that wish to receive grant funds. For more information please visit: or call (844) 235-9189.


  1. Employee Certification Form(s): Must be completed for each employee & owner.


  1. Agreement Regarding Duplication of Benefits


  1. 2020 Business Tax Return: A copy of your 2020 business tax return must be included with your application.






All complete applications submitted by the deadline above will be reviewed for eligibility. Grant awards for eligible applicants will be determined by County Commissioners. 

A program timeline for the CDBG-CV3 process is below but may be subject to change:

July 14TH , 2021                                   Applications Are Available

July 30th, 2021                                    Applications DUE by 4:00pm

August 24th, 2021                                Commissioners review, determine, and approve grant awards

August 27th, 2021                                Grantees are notified of awards

September 10th, 2021                         Documentation for working capital expenses DUE by 4:00pm

Once all documentation for working capital expenses is received, request for payment of grant funds will be requested from Kansas Department of Commerce (KDOC). It can take up to 30 days or more for grant funds to be issued to Atchison County from KDOC. Once funds are received, Atchison County will issue grant funds to grantees. 

CDBG Application Packet
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