Application available for CARES Act funding from UG

Community organizations and businesses are allowed to apply for CARES Act funding that has become available to Wyandotte County.

The application for CARES Act grants through the Unified Government were posted on the UG’s website on Monday, June 29. Applications will close on July 13.

The UG is expected to receive about $37.3 million in available funding. The funding may be distributed to UG departments, other local governments such as Bonner Springs and Edwardsville city governments, school districts and educational organizations in Wyandotte County, nonprofit organizations and agencies in Wyandotte County. Also, Wyandotte County businesses are eligible to apply for loans.

All of the funding requests are expected to have a direct link to COVID-19 relief or recovery efforts. The local government, health and social service agencies will have priority in the first round of funding, according to the application. There are expected to be two more rounds of funding, including one for private businesses, according to information on the website.

After being approved by the UG, the applications will go to the state of Kansas for approval.

It was stated at a previous meeting that the grants would have to be spent by the end of December 2020.

The application link is https://us.openforms.com/Form/6273fe80-8bba-4c18-b4e7-e551096d8a83

To see an earlier story about the CARES Act funding at the local level, visit http://wyandottedaily.com/wyandotte-county-to-receive-37-3-million-in-cares-act-funding/.

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