Business Resources

Governor’s Kansas Reopening Plan

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

Loan & Grant Programs - 

  • CARES Act Spark Funds - 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
  • CDBG-CV Grant Program - The Kansas Department of Commerce has awarded the City of Fort Scott $132,000 in CDBG-CV grant funding for businesses within City limits who have been financially impacted by COVID-19. Learn more about the program.
  • 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. PROGRAM HAS ENDED
  • Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources - Small Business Administration

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