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  • >PRESS RELEASE, Feb 3, 2021: 2nd ROUND of CDBG-CV Grants for Business Support:

    The second round of Norton County CDBG-CV applications for business support grants for businesses operating outside Norton City Limits but inside Norton County is now open.  See details below, including all required documents, application deadline is February 19, 2021 5pm. 

    PRESS RELEASE CLICK HERE

    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS CLICK HERE

    DOCUMENT #1: Norton CDBG-CV Application Pages 1 & 2 CLICK HERE

    DOCUMENT #2: Norton CDBG-CV Application Pages 3 & 4 CLICK HERE

    DOCUMENT #3: D&B Application (Dunn & Bradstreet Number needed for grant application) CLICK HERE

    DOCUMENT #4: Norton County Employee Certification Form with Limits CLICK HERE

    >PRESS RELEASE, Jan 11, 2021:  Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) officially re-opened

    PPP officially reopened today and we have included some details on the program below as well as attached a presentation from the SBA. As many of you may have heard, the legislation made some new organizational types eligible for funding as well as a second round of funds available for those most impacted small businesses.

    • Any business who received and used the full amount of  its PPP loan, have no more than 300 employees, and can demonstrate at least a 25% reduction in gross receipts between comparable quarters in 2019 and 2020 are eligible for a second loan.
    • The loans can be for up to $2 million and must be used to help cover payroll costs, mortgage interest, rent, utilities and worker protection costs related to COVID-19.
    • Additionally, any business that did not apply for a loan in 2020, can do so now.
    • The new legislation also formalized the use of Schedule F tax forms for farmers who file as sole proprietors. Previously there was quite a bit of grey around the ability of lenders to use Schedule F’s as part of the application process. This should help make more farmers and ranchers available for loans.

    DEADLINE:  Applications for the PPP will be accepted until March 31, 2021.

    MORE INFO:  More information as well as a list of participating lenders can be found on the Treasury’s website here: : https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/cares/assistance-for-small-businesses

    POWER POINT: To view the PPP PowerPoint presentation click here.

     

    >PRESS RELEASE, Jan 11, 2021:  Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program  (EIDL) officially re-opened through 2021

    The EIDL portal through the SBA is officially reopened. These low-interest loans can be used on a variety of business-related expenses.

    LEARN MORE AND APPLY HERE: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/economic-injury-disaster-loans

     

    >KANSAS EVICTION PREVENTION PROGRAM (KEPP) click here for details.

     

     

     

    For the most comprehensive and up-to-date COVID-19 information for small business owners, independent contractors, and sole proprietors, as well as unemployment filing and insurance, please visit the KSBDC website at:   https://www.kansassbdc.net/covid19

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    KANSAS TOGETHER - a website intended to be a one-stop resource for Kansas families and business owners seeking quick access to the information and tools needed to navigate and mitigate the impact of coronavirus in our state.

     

    Kansas Department of Labor Website: https://www.dol.ks.gov/     

     

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website CLICK HERE for Resources for Business & Employers

     

      

    Kansas Department of Commerce Business Resources-Includes Many State and Local Links  CLICK HERE for Information and Resources related to funding, incentives, and loans.

     

    USDA & Food & Nutrition Service relief measures  CLICK HERE for Information and Resources to help rural residents and businesses.

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  • Norton Highlights

    Sept. 2017: TRAVELING KANSAS is a local production from Smoky Hills Public Television that highlights communities, people and attractions across the state. This episode explores the past and present with a spotlight on the restoration of several historic buildings in Norton and the economic development efforts throughout the county.

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    Norton County Arts Council Updates! Click Here...


     

  • Member Spotlight

    Valley Hope of Norton (Founded in 1967) With a 50-year legacy of helping thousands of patients and families, Valley Hope is nationally-known as a trusted provider of addiction treatment and recovery support. Founded in Norton in 1967, Valley Hope provides patient-centered, compassionate treatment to people and families impacted by drug and alcohol addiction. Valley Hope’s residential treatment program includes safe, medically-monitored detoxification from drugs and alcohol, healing therapies, addiction education, family care, relapse prevention planning and long-term recovery strategies. If you or someone you know is struggling with drugs or alcohol, get help 24/7 by calling for a free, confidential assessment. Learn more about addiction, treatment and recovery by calling 1-800-544-5101 or visit https://valleyhope.org