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Funds available for businesses

Post Date:03/29/2017 9:14 AM

Coffey County Economic Development News 

Funds available for new and existing businesses

Emporia State University has partnered with the Kansas Department of Commerce to present Kansas entrepreneurs the opportunity to apply for government funding.

These funds should be used to create new businesses or expand existing businesses with innovative products, services, or processes.

JumpStart Kansas aims to provide support to business opportunities showing the potential to generate sales and create jobs in their respective region. Grants will be awarded in amounts of up to $10,000. The businesses funded by this grant will display new products, services, methods, or applications of a better solution. Upon completion of the application, projects will initially be judged by an Emporia State review board, and then final approval will come from the Kansas Department of Commerce.

Program Guidelines and Requirements

Applications are open to Kansas-based individuals and companies residing in the following counties: (Butler, Chase, Chautauqua, Coffey, Greenwood, Elk, Lyon, Marion, Morris, and Osage).

Grants will be awarded to businesses investing in areas including, but not limited to:

  • Entrepreneurial concepts or ideas
  • Proof of concept development
  • Company growth opportunities
  • Start-up companies

Application Instructions

Applications will open on (March 21, 2017) and will close on (May 1, 2017). Once applications are received, finalist may be subject to subsequent interview. Upon submission of the application, the review panel will make recommendations to the Department of Commerce for final approval. Once approved the awardee will be notified by the ESU Jumpstart Incubator. Applications may be completed and submitted at

For any questions about the application or grant please contact James Sage, ESU Jumpstart Incubator Manager: 

Phone: (620) 341-5306 

For more information on JumpStart Kansas, please go to