Following a public forum at Tuesday’s meeting, Allen County commissioners approved moving forward on a grant from the Kansas Department of Commerce in collaboration with Thrive Allen County.
Last week, Commerce announced it would offer an additional round of Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) — after the state received federal funds through the CARES act — this time with funds going toward helping communities weather the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
At last week’s meeting, commissioners agreed to partner with Thrive in order to pursue the highly competitive CDBG-CV grant, with hopes of the county being awarded up to $300,000.
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