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Posted on: June 17, 2020

Franklin County Announces CDBG-CV Funding

Franklin County, KS – The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners is excited to announce the receipt of $132,000 in CDBG-CV funds that will be awarded to area Franklin County businesses. Funding was made available through a grant from the Small Business Administration (SBA) that was applied for by Franklin County Economic Development Executive Director, Paul Bean. The purpose of this funding is to provide relief for the small businesses physically located throughout Franklin County – outside of the city limits of Ottawa. The City of Ottawa has funds available for businesses within the city limits.

In order to be eligible for funding, a business must have 1 – 50 employees and a minimum of 51% of the jobs impacted by the grant must meet low-moderate income (LMI) thresholds. Sole proprietors are eligible and encouraged to apply. Applications and more information can be found at www.franklincoks.org/CDBG or paper applications can be picked up at 109 E. 2nd St., Ottawa, KS 66067. Businesses with questions or concerns should reach out to Paul Bean, (785) 229-0855 or paul@thinkfranklinco.org.

“Franklin County would like to express our appreciation to Paul Bean for his time and efforts in applying for these grant funds,” mentioned Derek Brown, Franklin County Administrator. “Funding of this sort will make a huge difference for the small businesses in Franklin County and we are ecstatic to be able to grant them.”

Paul Bean told Franklin County, “He hopes to see numerous applications and funds out the door as quickly as possible.” Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis and are now being accepted.


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