Hometown Economic Recovery Program Recipients

Congratulations to the
Round One 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. And remember, phase two of applications is open from August 15-October 1.

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.