Marion County SPARK Grant application

The Marion County SPARK (Strengthening People and Revitalizing Kansas) Taskforce has set aside approximately $200,000 for private businesses and $500,000 for non-profit organizations. If you are interested in using this grant please go to the website and fill out the application. The application can be found at

Allowable expenses

Expenses the applicant has already incurred due to COVID19 and for which reimbursement is being requested. Reimbursements must be from March 1, 2020 – July 31, 2020 and MAY NOT be duplicative from any other program. Applicants MAY request loss of revenue. You will be required to demonstrate the loss through prior year’s official financial records. Receipts must be provided.

Costs for Applicants to successfully streamline safety processes, increase ability to sustain sales, prepare for future waves of COVID-19 and/or other health pandemics, or to otherwise protect customers and employees from COVID-related health concerns. ALL direct aid requests must be SPENT by December 30, 2020. Receipts must be provided by January 15, 2021.

This grant under no conditions may be used for personal expenses. Any monies not spent by December 30, 2020 or expenses unable to be verified by receipt by January 15, 2021 must be returned to Marion County Commission, under the terms of the Federal CARES Act.

Each invoice must be over $150 to be eligible for reimbursement.

Application Priority/Scoring

The SPARK taskforce will take the following items into account on establishing priorities for this program.

n Number of people employed

n Potential number of jobs saved or created

n Number of people served by the organization

n Service provided for disadvantaged people

n Overall impact experienced from COVID

n Level of contribution and compassion offered to the county

Application Deadline

October 1st 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Hurry and get your application in.

If you have questions or need further information, please contact Christine Flaming, SPARK Taskforce, at or 316.215.2463

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