This page is dedicated to listing resources that become available to Emporia Main Street.


5/5 AARP Community Challenge Grant Click Here

5/5 Funding available for arts non-profits through the CARES act Click HERE

4/30 Grant info from the National Endowment for the Arts Click Here

4/30 Go Fund Me Small Business Relief Initiative and Fund Click Here

4/29 Info on COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Programs Click Here

4/27 How to Calculate PPP per business type. Calculating PPP Worksheet

4/24 Hero Program. If you’re an essential worker who requires child care, Kansas is offering financial assistance to help your family during the pandemic. Click Here 

4/24 Restaurant Employee Relief Fund: Click HERE

4/24 South Central Kansas Economic Development District resource page: Click HERE


Labor Issues

KDOL-Shared Work Program

KDOL-Shared Work Program

Link to printable stay home from work flyer: Click Here

Printable CDC Flyers: Click Here

Kansas Department of Commerce

State resource page. Click HERE

SBA Information

Employer Guidance from the SBA. Click link and scroll down to Employer Guidance Section. Click HERE

Webinar covering HR questions:

Paycheck Protection Plan Overview: Click HERE

Paycheck Protection Program Fact Sheet: PPP Borrower Information Fact Sheet

Paycheck Protection Plan Application (Remember to contact your Commercial Lender): Borrower Paycheck Protection Program Application

SBA and Treasury Begin Unprecedented Public-Private Mobilization Effort to Distribute Funds. Read more HERE

Webinar material-Coronavirus 03.14.20 (1)

Webinar Q & A

SBA Disaster Assistance Update 3/30/20

SBA Handout - SBA Disaster Assistance Info

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Fact Sheet

HIRE FUND Information

We regret to announce that all our initial funds available through the HIRE Fund have been allocated at this time. However, we are keeping our form open and will continue to collect information from Kansas hospitality businesses on the losses they are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By filling out the form, you can help us assess the need across our state, which we will work to communicate with officials at the state and national level. We are grateful for your participation and willingness to share this information with us, and we plan to reach back out to you if, and when, new resources become available.

Network Kansas Loans

NetWork Kansas loan programs can be 4-month interest only deferred. Please complete the Loan Modification Request.

Loan Modification template

This is only for NetWork Kansas Loans. If you have additional loan questions, please contact the office at 620-340-6430.

Additional Resorces


USDA Offers Temporary Payment Deferrals for the Community Facilities Direct Loan Program Click Here


Where can I find emergency financial resources to help with COVID-19 hardships? Click HERE


USDA’s COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide Lists Federal Programs That Can Help Rural Communities, Organizations and Residents Impacted by COVID-19

WASHINGTON, April 13, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today unveiled a one-stop-shop of federal programs that can be used by rural communities, organizations and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide (PDF, 349 KB) is a first-of-its-kind resource for rural leaders looking for federal funding and partnership opportunities to help address this pandemic.

“Under the leadership of President Trump, USDA is committed to being a strong partner to rural communities preparing for and impacted by COVID-19,” Perdue said. “This resource guide will help our rural leaders, whether they are in agriculture, education, health care or any other leadership capacity, understand what federal assistance is available for their communities during this unprecedented time.”

USDA has taken many immediate actions to assist farmers, ranchers, producers, rural communities, and rural-based businesses and organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on these actions, visit

GoFundMe: As part of the Small Business Relief Fund, GoFundMe, Intuit QuickBooks and Yelp have each donated $500,000.

Google: Announcing a new $800+ million commitment to support small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), health organizations and governments, and health workers on the frontline of this global pandemic.

Hello Alice$10,000 grants being distributed immediately to small business owners impacted by the coronavirus, as part of our broader mission to ensure Business for All. In addition to funding, grant recipients will receive ongoing support from the Hello Alice community.

James Beard Foundation: The new Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund will provide microgrants to independent food and beverage small businesses in need.

JPMorgan: $50 million has been pledged to help struggling customers and another $8 million in aid will be given to small businesses.

Lurn: The company's COVID-19 Relief Fund will help entrepreneurs and small business owners by providing emergency grants ranging from $50 to $500 to help with necessities such as groceries, medicine, transportation, etc.  To date, it has raised over $50,000 and dispersed roughly $32,000 in emergency relief grants to individuals.

Mailchimp$10 million worth of service will be offered for existing customers who want to continue using Mailchimp’s platform but need some financial support during this period. As an additional response to the crisis, Mailchimp will invest up to $100M to help drive new and ongoing business for our small-business customers through price discounts, product upgrades, add-ons and more.

Mercatus: Emergent Ventures program and Prize Fund can help innovators working to combat COVID-19.

Miller Lite$1 million will be given to laid-off bartenders after bars and restaurants around the country were forced to shut down in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus

Morgan Stanley$10 million cash has been committed in aid to support critical frontline medical responders globally as well as community providers serving those economically impacted by the crisis. The first three grants of $2 million each were announced for Feeding America, the CDC Foundation and the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Health Fund.

PEN Writer’s Emergency FundPEN America Writers’ Emergency Fund is an emergency fund for professional — published or produced — writers in acute, emergency financial crises. PEN America will distribute grants of $500 to $1,000 based on applications that demonstrate an inability to meet an acute financial need, especially one resulting from the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Restaurant Employee Relief Fund: This fund will provide one-time grants of $500 on a first-come-first-served basis to restaurant owners and employees in need. The COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund for small businesses and their restaurant workers is accepting donations.

Restaurant Workers Community Foundation: The Restaurant Workers Community Foundation was founded in 2018 to advocate for gender equality, racial justice, fair wages, and healthy work environments in the restaurant industry. In the wake of the coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic, RWCF’s full focus is on supporting workers, small-business owners and an industry in crisis

US Bank$30 million has been committed to support COVID-19 relief efforts in communities around the country. This community commitment will support immediate relief and long-term recovery efforts and includes $4 million in the next two weeks to national organizations focused on small business recovery and crisis relief and an additional $26 million to local nonprofits across the country by year’s end.

USBG National Charity Foundation: The bartender emergency assistance program will help service industry personnel who may be experiencing financial hardship during the coronavirus outbreak. Eligible applicants can receive a grant to help with bills and other costs due to sudden loss or decrease of income. In order to qualify, an applicant must be a bartender or the spouse or child of a bartender.

Wefunder: The company's Coronavirus Crisis Loans program enabling small businesses to crowdfund loans of $20,000 to $1 million from supporters.

Thryv Foundation Grants for Small and Medium Businesses: Click Here

Amazon Small Business Relief Fund: Click Here

Info on how to get stimulus money: Click Here

COVID-19 Relief Programs: Answers To Your Questions

Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund: Click HERE

Listing of Sate, Federal, and Private Resources: Click Here

JP Morgan Announcement

Sign you business up to be part of this Gift Certificate Purchase Plan: Kabbage

Food & Beverage Industry Relief Fund

$2,000 zero interest fund for small businesses: Click Here

Opportunity Fund

National Main Street Resources: Click Here

4/9/20 USDA Implements Immediate Measures to Help Rural Residents, Businesses and
Communities Affected by COVID-19: Click Here

Possible Federal Grant Funding and additional resources: Click Here