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CDBG Revolving Loan Fund - Emergency Response

The Kansas Department of Commerce CDBG Program has drastically changed the requirements of our Revolving Loan Fund program.  The City is encouraging immediate use of our Revolving Loan Fund to support the working capital needs of businesses in the City of Fort Scott. The City’s CDBG Revolving Loan Fund has up to $260,000 directed towards small businesses with the highest risk of closing and/or laying off workers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The purpose of this program is to retain existing jobs. 

Confirmed Positive Test Results in Bourbon County :   7

Kansas Stay Home Order 3/28/2020 - 

Governor Kelly signed an ordered establishing a statewide "stay home" order in conjunction with the Kansas Essential Functions Framework for COVID-19 response efforts.

Governor’s Kansas Reopening Plan

If you have questions about how the reopening plans affect your business please email

Southeast Kansas Multi-Health Department Press Releases


Coronavirus Resources

Now that the coronavirus has made its way to the U.S., Fort Scott businesses and community members are inquiring about information to be prepared to help mitigate the impact of this virus on business, organizations, and families.

The following are resources that provide helpful information you may need to navigate the current situation.

We will continue to update with new and relevant resources and information as it becomes available. If you have information or questions that you would like to share regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), please email us at, or call 620-644-7200.

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