We are monitoring the news and information being shared from our county, state and federal government regarding COVID-19 and have created this page to keep you informed about resources available in your place of business and your employment status. We cannot emphasize enough to prepare, not panic and use the information below to help guide you throughout this time.

We encourage you to check this page for updates. We will be providing additional resources to help you make connections and continue business through this challenging time.

If you have a specific need or question, send us your request using the form at the end of this page.

Small Business Grants Available

Winfield, KS
09/22/2020 11:34 AM
Cowley County has been awarded a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the Kansas
Department of Commerce to fund grants to businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19
pandemic. This is a grant opportunity for those that experienced or are facing impending income losses
or other stresses due to COVID-19 through reimbursement of qualified expenses.... Read more

MASK UP Cowley County

Winfield, KS
05/28/2020 11:49 AM

COVID-19 Disaster Assistance & Update for Kansas Enterprises

Winfield, KS
05/22/2020 10:03 AM
COVID-19 Disaster Assistance & Update for Kansas Enterprises from the U.S. Small Business Administration.... Read more

SBA to Make Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to U.S. Agricultural Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

05/08/2020 01:22 PM
U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today that agricultural businesses are now eligible for SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance programs. SBA’s EIDL portal will reopen today as a result of funding authorized by Congress through the Paycheck Protection Program and Healthcare Enhancement Act. The legislation, signed into law by the President one week ago, provided additional funding for farmers and ranchers and certain other agricultural businesses affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.... Read more

Free Webinars: Leading Your Business Out of the COVID Crisis

Winfield, KS
05/04/2020 02:52 PM
“We will get to the other side of this, but it won’t be business as usual.” -Mark Cuban
Businesses are slowly opening and while this rebound has been much anticipated with excitement, it can also come with fear and anxiety. Join us for this two-part webinar series as we discuss strategies and techniques to consider when guiding your business to reopen and recover from COVID-19.... Read more

Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas

Winfield, KS
05/04/2020 02:43 PM

Kansas Shared Work Program

Winfield, KS
04/21/2020 03:13 PM
Facing layoff/furlough decisions? You may want to consider the ’Kansas Department of Labors Shared Work Program . Through the program, employers can reduce the hours of regular, full-time or part-time employees, who can then collect partial unemployment benefits to replace a portion of their lost wages. Even better, the federal government will cover up to $100M in shared-work benefits through the end of the year. Normally rated employers have to pay all benefits back to the state when their laid off employees collect benefits, but this gives you a break. You can retain skilled staff while having a little breathing room to develop a long-term financial strategy. Even if you're not facing layoffs, it may be a helpful program to publicize to businesses in the community, since the shared-work option is available to public and private businesses.  Instead of “Unemployment Insurance” think of this program as “Employment Insurance.”... Read more

Department for Children and Families Announces Hero Relief Program

Winfield, KS
04/21/2020 03:06 PM
Program provides child care subsidies to eligible health care workers, first responders and other essential workers... Read more

Employer Guide to COVID-19 Webinar

Winfield, KS
04/21/2020 03:02 PM
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted new gaps and opportunities in employer efforts to promote and protect worker safety and health. Recognizing these unique challenges, WorkWell KS and the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita is pleased to collaborate with the Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest, the Nebraska Safety Council and the St. Louis Area Business Health Coalition (BHC) to develop a new Total Worker Health® Employer Guide: COVID-19 Edition.... Read more

Save Small Business Fund

04/16/2020 01:53 PM

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