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Whiteboard2Boardroom connects entrepreneurs and businesses to technologies available for licensing.

Digital Sandbox KC provides early-stage proof-of-concept support for digital products.

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center provides technical assistance to startup and existing businesses.

ScaleUP! Kansas City helps businesses with revenues around $200K scale toward their first $1 million.

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers helps local businesses obtain government contracts.

KCInvestED helps investors learn more about investing in KC startups.

SourceLink® helps communities nationwide build vibrant and vital entrepreneurial ecosystems.
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$10K Grants Still Available for Small Businesses in Johnson County, Kansas

Are you a small business owner in Johnson County, Kansas, who's faced hardship due to business expenses and revenue loss because of the COVID-19 pandemic?

Here's your chance to apply for a one-time $10,000 grant from the Johnson County CARES Small Business Grant Program from our friends at the Enterprise Center in Johnson County. For-profits and nonprofits are eligible.

This effort will help a total of 1,350 small businesses in the county.

Applications are filling up, so check to see if you qualify and apply at the link below. 

To qualify, you must:

  • be located in Johnson County, Kansas

  • have 1 - 50 employees

  • have documented expenses from March 1, 2020, to Dec. 30, 2020, and/or documented revenue loss for Mar 1-Oct 31, 2020 versus Mar 1-Oct 31, 2019 totaling at least $10,000 directly related to COVID-19

Make sure you have all of your documentation and application materials ready to submit. See what you'll need for your application here.

Have questions? Click here to get some answers.

Looking for other opportunities? Explore the KCSourceLink COVID-19 Funding and Financing page, as well as the Business Resources during COVID-19 page for more helpful tips and resources for your business.

Get What Your Business Needs during COVID-19

Explore coronavirus business resources (that we're updating constantly) for any type of business. Discover tax help, legal assistance, employee guidance, funding and financing opportunities and more great information that your business needs now.

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