Total cases in Kansas
(as of Dec. 4)
168,295
Total cases in Harvey County
(as of Dec. 4)
1,599
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The State of Kansas has made emergency relief funding available in response to economic hardships experienced because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding is federal money provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and distributed through the State's Strengthening People and Revitalizing Kansas (SPARK) task force.

Under the direction of the Harvey County Commission and the Harvey County CARES Act Committee, a portion of the funding allocated to Harvey County has been set aside to help non-profits, churches, quasi-governmental organizations, and small businesses (as defined by the federal government) to offset pandemic-related expenses occurring between March 1, 2020 and Dec. 30, 2020. These funds are being made available in Harvey County through grant opportunities under six programs. Descriptions of each program are below.

Applications were open from Oct. 1 through Oct. 14 at 5 p.m. The grant awarding process is underway, with applications under review. Funding has been allocated in five of six programs to date.

The information within the grant applications explains how Harvey County's allocation of federal funds through the CARES Act may be used in accordance with the law. The funds provided to potential recipients are available under section 601(d) of the Social Security Act, as added by section 5001 of the CARES Act.

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Funding in this program has been awarded, totaling $85,660.11.

This program is open to non-profits, churches or quasi-governmental organizations located in Harvey County. Applicants may seek reimbursement for COVID-19 pandemic-related expenses tied to subsistence activities for populations at-risk or in need. Subsistence activities include, but are not limited to, providing food assistance, basic consumables, and rent/utility assistance programs targeting individuals or families in need or at-risk due to the economic strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Combined funding in this program is $100,000.

Community Testing Program
Funding in this program has been awarded, totaling $615,782.23.

This program is open to organizations located in Harvey County that are testing symptomatic, high-risk, or vulnerable populations for COVID-19. Applicants may seek reimbursement for COVID-19 pandemic-related expenses for testing supplies, equipment, or lab fees. Combined funding in this program is $1,000,000.

Long-Term Care Support Program
Funding in this program has been awarded, totaling $252,331.35. 

This program is open to long-term care facilities located in Harvey County. Applicants may seek reimbursement for COVID-19 pandemic-related expenses from the following categories: personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning and hygiene supplies, information technology (IT) improvements to support telework enhancements or online service delivery, small capital improvements that promote social distancing, and mental health accessibility. Combined funding in this program is $300,000.

Private Schools and Colleges Support Program
Funding in this program has been awarded, totaling $177,418.65. 

This program is open to private schools (K-12) and colleges located in Harvey County. Applicants may seek reimbursement for COVID-19 pandemic-related expenses from these categories: personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning and hygiene supplies, information technology (IT) improvements to support telework enhancements or online service delivery, small capital improvements that support social distancing, and mental health accessibility. Combined funding in this program is $350,000.

Public Health Grant Program
This program is open to small business (as defined by the federal government), non-profits, churches, or quasi-governmental organizations located in Harvey County. Applicants may seek reimbursement for COVID-19 pandemic-related expenses from the following categories: personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning and hygiene supplies, information technology (IT) improvements to support telework enhancements or online service delivery, utilities and/or rent, small capital improvements that promote social distancing, and mental health accessibility. Combined funding in this program is $732,234.76.

Senior Center Sustainment Program
Funding in this program has been awarded, totaling $73,338.32.

This program is open to senior centers located in Harvey County serving at-risk populations. Applicants may seek reimbursement for COVID-19 pandemic-related expenses from the following categories: personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning and hygiene supplies, information technology (IT) improvements to support telework enhancements or online service delivery, utilities and/or rent, small capital improvements that promote social distancing, and mental health accessibility. In addition to these expenses, senior center applicants may request funding for lost revenue incurred between March 1, 2020 and Dec. 30, 2020. Combined funding in this program is $90,000.