Serving the 18 Counties of Northwest Kansas
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Essential community infrastructure is key in ensuring that rural areas enjoy the same basic quality of life and services enjoyed by those in urban areas. Community Facilities Programs offer direct loans, loan guarantees and grants to develop or improve essential public services and facilities in communities across rural America. These amenities help increase the competitiveness of rural communities in attracting and retaining businesses that provide employment and services for their residents.
Public bodies and non-profit organizations can use the various program funds to construct, expand or improve Community facilities, Fire Stations/Ambulance Barns/Fire Trucks and Ambulances, Water and Sewer Projects, Streets, Curbs and Gutters, Downtown Rehabilitation, Urgent Need, Housing Rehabilitation and Demolition and many other community-based initiatives.
Financing may also cover the costs for land acquisition, professional fees, and purchase of equipment. These facilities not only improve the basic quality of life but assist in the development and sustainability of Northwest Kansas.
In the last 5 years…. The Northwest Kansas Planning and Development Commission has completed over $31 Million in infrastructure projects in the 18 County Region. $13.5 Million of this investment has come from actual grants obtained for the various projects.
This is equivalent to 102 years of the 18 County’s Membership Dues for the NWKP&DC.
Quite a RETURN ON INVESTMENT!!!
During this same 5 years, Pioneer Country Development has packaged $81 Million in Business loans for 119 different businesses. This created and/or retained 578 jobs and does NOT include the CV1, CV2 and CV3 Grants applied for and received for COVID Relief for businesses in the Region.
Seven more CDBG-CV3 Grants have been awarded to Northwest Kansas Communities.
Decatur County $150,000
City of Goodland $150,000
City of Plainville $150,000
City of Quinter $150,000
Rawlins County $150,000
City of Russell $150,000
Trego County $150,000
Northwest Kansas received slightly over a million dollars out of the $3+ million awarded Statewide. These will be "grant funds” awarded to local businesses affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic. This makes a total of $3.7 million in grant funds that the NWKP&DC has secured for businesses in the region in 2020-21.
Grant Writing and Administration of awarded grants, are all part of the services available thru the Northwest Kansas Planning and Development Commission.
The Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program allows the Department of Commerce to distribute federal funds to Kansas cities and counties looking to improve their community.
CDBG awards are given in four primary categories:
Contact Corina Cox or Justine Benoit to determine your City/County needs and eligibility, and to discuss application process.
Randy Hrabe - Executive Director
Corina Cox - Economic Development Coordinator
Justine Benoit - Economic Development Coordinator
Julia Kollman - Business Finance Officer
Chris Noltimier - Housing Specialist
Autumn Cox - Housing Assistant
Ruth Deines - Fiscal Officer
Andrea Klaus - Administrative Assistant