Hometown Economic Recovery Program Recipients

Congratulations to the
Round Two Recipients

These registered 501(c)3 and 501(c)6 nonprofits were chosen because of programs and projects focused on aiding our communities' short- and long-term recovery efforts.

Watch our video to learn more or view a full list of recipients chosen below. The list of of round one recipients is at the bottom of the page.


South West Johnson County EDC, New Century, KS, marketing plan for 700 acres at the New Century aero facility.

Park City Chamber of Commerce, Inc., Park City, KS, master planning for 48.05 acres recently purchase by the City to develop a downtown area. 

Dress for Success Wichita, Wichita, KS, workforce and professional development program for women,

ArtsTech, Kansas City, MO, youth arts entrepreneurial and workforce development.  

Seeing Yourself in Science (Resiliency at Work 2.0), Lee's Summit, MO, scholarship program for low-and-moderate income young adults.

Missouri Western State University, St Joseph, MO, expand support of small business owners through The Center for Entrepreneurship.

NCK Housing Opportunities, Inc., Beloit, KS, pilot home ownership down payment assistance loan/grant program.

Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City, Overland Park, KS, post-pandemic adaptation education program for small businesses.    

Metropolitan Arts Council of Greater Kansas City (ArtsKC), Kansas City, MO, virtual exhibits by local Artists for business retention, small business development and entrepreneurial efforts.   

Lettuce Dream, Maryville, MO, Obtain CARF accreditation, to expand employment services for young adults.  

Sedalia Pettis County Community Service Corporation, Sedalia, MO, Design and master planning for the new Sedalia Rail Industrial Park.

Legacy Ministries, Inc. Wichita, KS Expansion of LegacyWorks on the job training for teens.

IBSA, Inc., Topeka, KS, Enterprise development programming for youth and workforce services to adults referred by DCF, Impact Avenues, other partner agencies.

Kansas City Ballet, Kansas City, MO, lecture/demonstration videos and community performances by the Second Company.

Salina Community Economic Development Organization, Salina, KS, updating of the organization's strategic plan to address COVID-related issues and their impact.

Cultivate KC, Kansas City, MO, 4 year farm business incubation program for resettled refugees.             

Prospect Business Association, Kansas City, MO, technical assistance for current and aspiring entrepreneurs and small businesses owners.

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, Expansion of bi-lingual virtual programming to aid the Hispanic small business community throughout Kansas & Missouri.  

Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce, Manhattan, KS, Development of Made for Manhattan's website. 

Our round one recipients include...

Benton County Tourism & Recreation, Warsaw, Mo, for housing study and plan to aid in development.

BoysGrow, Kansas City, MO, to support both entrepreneurship and increased harvest programs.

Douglas County Child Development Association - Positive Bright Start, Lawrence, KS, to provide funding for programming designed to enable workforce.

Emporia Main Street, Inc., Emporia, KS, to support the completion and programming of The Fabrication Lab.

Enterprise Center in Johnson County, Overland Park, KS, for programming to help businesses secure capital to grow and scale.

Franklin County Development Council, Ottawa, KS, for targeted industry study.

Generating Income For Tomorrow (GIFT), Kansas City, MO, for funding of grant program supporting Black-owned businesses.

Hispanic Economic Development Corporation, Kansas City, MO, to support virtual programming to address the Latino entrepreneurial community recovery efforts.

Johnson County (MO) Economic Development Corporation, Warrensburg, MO, to provide enabling technology to support economic development throughout county.

KCSourceLink, Kansas City, MO, to support virtual programming to address the entrepreneurial community recovery efforts.

Leavenworth County Development Corporation, Leavenworth, KS, for workforce training program to increase the labor pool diversity in the county.

Lee's Summit EDC, Lee's Summit, MO, to conduct a strategic plan and support business recruitment marketing efforts.

Let's Help Inc., Topeka, KS, to provide funding for the Older Kansans Employment Program.

Liberty Economic Development Corp., Liberty, MO, for funding of study to understand local economic risks and opportunities.

Marshall County Partnership for Growth, Marysville, KS, for support of both the Marshall County Stronger Grant and Revolving Loan Funds that will support area businesses.

Metropolitan Community College, Kansas City, MO, for funding of Customer Contact Professional classes.

Montgomery County Action Council, Independence, KS, for support of site certification process to enable business expansion.

Mountain Plains MSDC, Lenexa, KS, for support of programming to aid small and minority-owned businesses throughout the region.

Northwest Missouri Enterprise Facilitation, Maryville, MO, to expand support services to rural businesses.

Servicemember Agricultural Vocation Education, Corp. (The SAVE Farm), Manhattan, KS, in support of programming to provide training to veterans in agribusiness training through expansion of hazelnut orchard.

St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce, St Joseph, MO, to assist in creating virtual programming for local businesses and workforce development.

Topeka Youth Project, Topeka, KS, to support Jobs for Young Adults program expansion.

Wichita Women's Initiative Network, Inc., Wichita, KS, for support of job readiness training program.