BALDWIN CITY CDBG CVR BUSINESS GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT

November 22, 2023


APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY 5:00 PM ON FRIDAY DECEMBER 15, 2023

The City was recently awarded a CDBG-CVR Covid Resiliency grant from the Kansas Department of Commerce. The funds can be used by local businesses to business improvements that directly impact the resiliency of the business to a pandemic-like event or public emergency.

Examples of eligible uses include:

1. Upgrades allowing businesses to remain open to prevent future closures due to community illnesses and health emergencies*.

2. Technology, hardware, and software upgrades including infrastructure, devices, and applications.

3. Ecommerce updates including online inventory management and website enhancements.

4. Professional development and training for business enhancements 

*Due to complications with engineering, architecture, and environmental review requirements, construction projects are not permissible.


To be eligible for the grant, the business must:

1. Be a for profit businesses only.

2. Have been in operation prior to March 1, 2020.

3. Be located within Baldwin City limits.

4. Employ at least 51.1% low-to-moderate income employees as defined in the attached paperwork.

Each business owner must complete the attached application in full and provide LMI forms for each employee. The grant administrator will review each application for eligibility and a committee will determine grant award amounts. 


Program rules limit grants to the following maximums, although due to grant funds actually available and number of businesses applying, the grants will likely be considerably less:

1. Businesses with five or fewer employees (including the owner) are eligible to receive up to $30,000 of CDBG-CVR funding.

2. Businesses with between six and 50 employees (including the owner) are eligible to receive up to $50,000 of CDBG-CVR funding.

3. Maximum grant of $50,000 per company.


Please direct all questions to the grant administrator:

Brett Waggoner

(785)760-2148

[email protected] (email completed forms to this email address)


City and chamber staff will not be able to provide application assistance.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY 5:00 PM ON FRIDAY DECEMBER 15, 2023

Click here to apply.