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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.


CARES Act - SPARK Funding

The Bourbon County Commission received $2.9M in CARES Act funds through the State of Kansas SPARK funding.  This funding is designed to help the county with the health and economic emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic.  For more information about the funding, visit

The County Commission has created the following categories of funding requests:

  • Reimbursement-for COVID related expenditures from March 1-July 30.
  • Direct Aid-for COVID related expenditures from August-December.
  • Small Business/Nonprofit Grant Program-a formula grant program designed to support these two groups with less than 50 employees.

Applications for funding requests from Bourbon County businesses, government entities, schools, and nonprofits can be found here. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE Saturday AUGUST 8 AT NOON.

There will be Zoom information meetings on Wednesday, July 29.  Register here to watch live or visit this link after Wednesday afternoon for a recording of the meetings.  Instructional slide decks will also be posted.

Call 620.724,6281 or email

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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