Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) Information

Neosho County has worked diligently to design and implement a portfolio of recovery programs to most effectively utilize the $3,202,912 in allocated Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) made available to the County from the State of Kansas through the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

On September 4, 2020, the State of Kansas approved the County's Direct Aid Spending Plan and provided approval for the County's first set of reimbursement requests submitted by the County's nonprofits and governmental entities. As part of the Direct Aid Spending Plan, the County was given the approval to continue providing reimbursements for qualified, incurred expenses through its COVID-19 Reimbursement and FEMA Matching Program.

The County is excited to announce the launch of three new programs and the continuation of the COVID-19 Reimbursement and FEMA Matching Program designed to meet the most immediate recovery needs of our community while helping to rebuild a more resilient economy.

The County has partnered with the Chanute Regional Development Authority and contracted external consultants to provide grant management and program implementation support. The RDA will serve as the first point of contact for the COVID-19 Agency and Operational Relief Grant Program and the Household Emergency Relief Program and provide outreach and application intake support.

For a comprehensive overview of the portfolio of programs approved by the State of Kansas, please refer to Neosho County's SPARK Grant Recovery Program Overview Presentation (PDF).

  1. COVID-19 Agency Operational Relief Grant Program
  2. Grant Awardee List
  3. Household Emergency Relief Program
  4. Response & Recovery Grant Program

As part of its strategy to rebuild the local economy, the County has established the COVID-19 Agency Operational Relief Grant Program is designed to meet the needs of the County's small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and governmental entities.

The Program provides grants to cover eligible COVID-19 expenditures made or planned through year-end 2020, including costs associated with operating losses, costs of "business interruptions and disruptions," and expenses related to public health actions for small businesses and private nonprofits.

In addition to supporting small businesses and nonprofits, the County will provide governmental entities, political subdivisions, and municipalities such as cities, higher education institutions, and school districts with grants to address the impact of COVID-19.

For more information, please refer to the following program documents:

This grant has closed on October 28th, 2020.