• Business Grants & Financing

    Resource Guide to Starting a Business in Fort Scott, Bourbon County, click here.

    Downtown Specific Grants:
    Local - Saving Spaces Brochure, click here.
    Local - Buerge Paint Grant, up to $500 for facade painting, click here.
    Local - Buildings & Infrastructure Grant, 1/2 of repairs up to annual property tax amount, click here.
    State - Downtown Commercial Rehab. Grant (CDBG-Community Development Block Grant), click here.
    Historic Tax Credit Information, click here.

    Fort Scott General or Downtown Applicable Grants:
    BEDCO (Bourbon County Economic Development), brochure.
    Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Rebate (Commercial or Residential), brochure, application.
    Revolving Loan Fund, checklist, application, income certification form, personal financial statement.

    SEK (Southeast Kansas) - Regional Grants:
    Click here for summary of available grants.
    SEK Prosperity Foundation also offers low-interest loans for new or expanding businesses.

    Kansas Department of Commerce - State Grants:
    Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), click here.

    USDA Grants:
    USDA Program Guide - Summary of Grants & Financing Programs, click here.
    USDA Business Programs PowerPoint/Summary, click here.
    USDA Rural Energy for America (REAP) Efficiency Improvement Grant, fact sheet, application.
    USDA Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG), application toolkit.
    USDA Rural Business Enterprise (Incubator) Grant Program (RBEG), click here.
    Business & Industry Loan Guarantee, click here.
    Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG), fact sheet.

    If a non-profit, 501(c)3 - Fort Scott Area Community Foundation Grant, click here.
    Applications accepted annually during the month of August.