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Shawnee COVID-19 Resources

On March 13th, Shawnee Chamber President & CEO Ann Smith-Tate sent an email communication to members addressing our COVID-19 response. We encourage you to read this message and explore our resource page.

 

Since the initial spur of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have continued to communicate directly with all Shawnee businesses via our social media channels and our COVID update emails. If you'd like to receive those emails, please contact a member of the Shawnee Chamber staff. 

 

Please see helpful grants, programs, and other links all listed below. Scroll through to see what options may be best for you and your business.

Johnson County Community College Cares Act Training

If your job has been affected by COVID-19 Cuts, JCCC can help you get training — for free! Through the federally funded CARES Act, Johnson County Community College's Continuing Education department is offering a variety of programs at little to no cost for those who've experienced reduced hours, furloughs, or even unemployment in Johnson County. It is also an opportunity to train up staff and shift your business model in the wake of COVID. Find out more via the link below!

 

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Paycheck Protection Program 2.0

With the passing of the second stimulus act by Congress in December 2020, the Paycheck Protection Program was once again launched for both first and second-time borrowers. Applications for PPP 2.0 are now open. Please note some modifications to the eligibility of PPP 2.0 have been made, including only businesses with no more than 300 employees being eligible. For more details, please visit the Small Business Administration's website.

 

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Johnson County CARES Act Grants

The Johnson County Government has opened applications for its grant program via CARES Act funding. The grants are managed by the Enterprise Center in Johnson County and can be applied for on their website. Grants are for up to $10,000 and are available for any business that was significantly impacted via COVID-19 in Johnson County with up to 50 employees. Apply for the grants via the link below.

 

PLEASE NOTE The application period for JoCo CARES Grants has passed. However, grants may be available again in the future so we will keep this information here!

 

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City of Shawnee SERA Grants

The City of Shawnee has recently announced it’s Shawnee Economic Recovery Assistance Grant program. This up to $5,000 grant is a lease assistance program that will assist qualifying, non-essential businesses during this tough economic time. Find out more information by clicking the logo below or visiting this webpage.

 

PLEASE NOTE The application period for SERA has passed. However, SERA Grants may be available again in the future so we will keep this information here!

 

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Kansas Department of Commerce Back to Business Grants

In August of 2020, the Kansas Department of Commerce and Governor Laura Kelly announced new business-related grants via a CARES Act funding distribution. Among these grants, was the Small Business Working Capital Grant, which is a widely applicable program for any business or organization that was impacted by COVID. However, these grant applications have now closed. For more information about other Kansas Department of Commerce Grants, visit their website. 

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Watch our webinars!

As we've switched most, if not all, of our event programming to virtual we have been recording our webinars and uploading them to our YouTube channel! Click the image below to visit our YouTube page. 

Read our Reopening Toolkit!

Utilize our COVID-19 Reopening Toolkit! We’ve got printable posters and helpful CDC guidance information in it. Click the image below to read it.

Check these articles and content we believe are helpful during COVID-19:

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