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ARPA Workforce & Small Business/Entrepreneurial Development Grants

​​The COVID-19 public health emergency resulted in significant economic hardships for many Americans. To help alleviate the economic hardships caused by the pandemic the City of Wichita invites grant applications from organizations interested in implementing (1) Workforce Development and/or (2) Small Business/Entrepreneurial Development through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

The City of Wichita has allocated up to $10 million for this purpose.

While the pandemic has affected communities across the country, it has disproportionately impacted low-income and minority communities, as well as, specific industries. Examples of these specific industries include, but are not limited to:

  • Advanced Manufacturing​
  • Entertainment and Leisure (includes food establishments)
  • Aerospace​
  • Healthcare​
  • Agriculture​
  • Transportation and Logistics​
  • Other Service Industries​
As such, preference will be given to grant applications that are tailored to address such inequities. ARPA Funding may not be used unless a negative economic impact from the public health emergency (COVID-19) has been experienced.

expand Title : Workforce Development Grant ‎(1)
expand Title : Small Business/Entrepreneurial Development Grant ‎(1)
expand Title : Application Guidelines ‎(1)
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expand Title : Application Process Timeline ‎(1)
expand Title : Eligibility ‎(1)
expand Title : How do I Submit an Application? ‎(1)
expand Category : Grant Related Documents ‎(5)
expand Title : Submit a Question ‎(1)
expand Title : Questions & Answers ‎(1)


Please utilize the newly designed online web application for all CSLRF Grant Applications.

Submit Application

City Council

ARPA Grant Application Approval

City Council Meeting (12-14-21)

Grant Application Forum

December 28, 2021