The State of Kansas comprehensive COVID-19 online resource center
Visit covid.ks.gov for the latest news, information and resources related to unemployment assistance, business, agriculture, COVID-19 data and more.
The Kansas Department of Commerce will continue to update their COVID-19 response page on their website with available resources and contact information as it is made available. They recognize the impact of COVID-19 on the individuals and businesses who call Kansas home. They are here to assist as we tackle this challenge together. Below are some of the most important announcements from their website.
The Kansas Department of Labor recognizes the impact of COVID-19 on employers and workers alike. Employers and employees should visit the Kansas Department of Labor website at www.dol.ks.gov/covid19response for up-to-date business specific resources and filing for unemployment during this time.
The Personal Protective Equipment Program for Kansas Businesses is a stopgap program which provides personal protective equipment (PPE) to businesses experiencing delays in purchased equipment.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has COVID-19 small business guidance and loan resources:
- Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF)
- This program provides emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19.
- Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
- The Paycheck Protection Program provides loans to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
- Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)
- The Economic Injury Disaster Loan provides economic relief to small businesses and nonprofit organizations that are currently experiencing temporary loss of revenue.
- Other COVID-19 Funding Options
- A resource of private funding options to help small businesses. Browse options available by inputting a zip code to explore location-specific funding.
Please contact your local banker for more information about these programs and how to apply. Check back often on these programs as they continue to evolve with the ongoing pandemic issues and business needs.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Emergency Broadband Benefit
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price. The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.
Find more information about who is eligible and how to apply for the program on the FCC website at www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit.
- Read more from local broadband service provider Rainbow Communications.
- Apply to the program at getemergencybroadband.org.
USDA COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide
The USDA and its Federal partners have programs that can be used to provide immediate and long-term assistance to rural communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. These programs can support recovery efforts for rural residents, businesses and communities through:
- technical, training, and management assistance
- financial assistance
- state and local assistance
This resource matrix organizes funding opportunities identified in the CARES Act and other federal resources that can help support rural America. Opportunities are categorized by customer and assistance type.