Skip to main content

Programs & Services

What We Do

At SEKRPC our goal is to improve the quality of life in southeast Kansas by providing the tools to create and retain jobs and increase the services available in our communities. To accomplish this goal, the SEKRPC offers professional development, planning and management services to local governments, and assist in the administration of local programs and projects.

SEKRPC Helps individuals, companies and government agencies with finance packaging advice, and procedures. Our resources are here for community improvement, economic development, and other urgent needs.

Our staff is working hard to better every corner of southeast Kansas with a more productive economy. We have several grant and loan programs in place to do so. The SEKRPC writes grants that include the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the Economic Development Administration's (EDA) Public Works Grant, which involve our assistance in packaging and administrating funds.

Finally, our revolving loan fund programs are available to assist businesses in designated counties that the SEKRPC represents.

Contact us today to see how we could help you or your county, city or company

Programs and Services

  • The SEKRPC Staff is knowledgeable and trained to work with communities on community improvement such as Community Development Block Grant application and administration. Learn more about the guidelines, how to apply, and other information about CDBG grants here.

  • SEKRPC  also offers their help with applications and administration on CDBG Downtown Commercial Rehabilitation Program grants. The purpose of the CDBG Downtown Commercial Rehabilitation Program grants is to help cities improve the quality of their downtown commercial districts by assisting private property owners in the rehabilitation of blighted structures. Read more about CDBG Downtown Commercial Rehabilitation Program grants here.

  • The CDBG Economic Development funding program was developed to assist businesses in your community that create or retain jobs by offering gap financing for working capital or infrastructure projects. Read more about the CDBG Economic Development funding program here.

  • The SEKRPC has created a revolving loan fund for private enterprises, public and non-profit small businesses located within the 12 county region in which we serve. Learn more about the SEKRPC revolving loan fund and its guidelines here.

  • The SEKRPC has been awarded $520,000.00 from the EDA to distribute through a revolving loan fund to help with post pandemic recovery efforts. Learn more about the CARES Act revolving loan fund and its guidelines here.

  • The purpose of the SEKRPC IRP RLS program is to assist with financing businesses and economic/community development activity that support direct/indirect creation or retention of jobs in rural communities in Southeast Kansas.