Grant Funding

Grant Resources for PEC Clients

As your partner in energizing communities, PEC wants you to be aware of any funds available to support your project. We hope you find this list helpful. If you have any questions, please give us a call; we are here to help.

Our Hints to You:

  • Define your priority projects. Ensuring your project meets a demonstrated need your community, has public support, political support, and a local match are big first steps in making the case for your project. Carrying out a planning process is an effective way to define your community’s priority projects.
  • Set aside time to apply. Many grant applications are quite involved and require input and information from other organizations.
  • Align the goals of your project with the stated desired outcomes of the grant program. After all, it’s their money. That said, you are the biggest advocate for your project and know best how to make the case for it.
  • Keep an eye on your money. Prepare to pay a portion of the total cost. Also, be sure to maintain your cost estimates as they adjust.
  • Pay attention to the source of the funding (state, federal, private) and its requirements. State agencies administer many federal programs and federal requirements are enforced.
  • Remember, you are your project’s biggest advocate. Learn how to tell its story and all the benefits it will bring to your community.

Grants Available

Certified Sites Support
  • State of Kansas, Department of Commerce
  • Description: The Kansas Department of Commerce will provide assistance to eligible entities to use toward the completion of the Certifies Site program application. Funding is available for non-metro counties with a population less than 50,000. Must complete application within 12 months of grant acceptance. Applications from the following counties are not eligible: Butler, Douglas, Johnson, Leavenworth, Reno, Riley, Saline, Sedgwick, Shawnee & Wyandotte
  • Matching dollars up to $10,000
  • Applications are open beginning January 1, 2023 until funding expires
  • For more information visit: https://www.kansascommerce.gov/program/business-incentives-and-services/certified-sites-program/certifiedsitessupportgrant/
  • Contact: ann.campbell@ks.gov
  • Review Grant Status: December 31, 2024
Public Arts & Murals
  • State of Kansas, Department of Commerce, Creative Arts Industries Commission
  • Description: This program provides funding for communities to activate publicly accessible spaces for the purpp0ses of artistic use and public programming. The program is designed to utilize artists, temporary creative interventions, and arts organizations to increase community vibrancy and provide space for artistic expression and public engagement.
  • Matching dollars up to $10,000, of which 75% may be in-kind, except for rural communities with a population less than 15,000 for which 100% of the match can be in-kind.
  • All grant activities and expenditures must take place within the grant period, July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025. Applications are due by 5:00 pm on Friday, February 23, 2024.
  • https://www.kansascommerce.gov/program/kcaic/public-art-murals-grant/
  • Contact: Curtis Young, KCAIS Director, Young@ks.gov
  • Review Grant Status: March 15, 2024
Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG)
  • State of Kansas, Department of Transportation, Local Program Opportunities
  • Description: Flexible funding that may be used by locals for projects to preserve and improve the conditions and performance of any Federal-aid eligible highway; construction or rehabilitation of a bridge or tunnel on any public road; pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure; and transit capital projects.
  • Annual distribution as follows:
    • A portion of STBG funds is distributed to all counties.
    • A portion of STBG funds is distributed to all cities with a population greater than 5,000 be not located in an urbanized area of 200,000 or greater.
    • Urbanized areas with populations greater than 200,000 receive a sub-allocation of STBG funds through the respective MPO. Local Public Authorities within these regions that want to use these funds must apply for funding through the MPO.
    • Project funding is normally limited to Construction and Construction Engineering/Inspection work phases.