Seward County has worked diligently to design and implement a portfolio of recovery programs to most effectively utilize the $6,419,281.00 in allocated Coronavirus Relief Funds (“CRF”) made available to the County from the State of Kansas through the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act.
On September 17, 2020, the State of Kansas approved the County’s Direct Aid Spending Plan and provided approval for the County’s first set of reimbursement requests submitted by the County’s nonprofits and governmental entities. As part of the Direct Aid Spending Plan, the County was given approval to continue providing reimbursements for qualified, incurred expenses through its COVID-19 Reimbursement and FEMA Matching Program.
The County is excited to announce the launch of three new programs and a continuation of the COVID-19 Reimbursement and FEMA Matching Program designed to meet the most immediate recovery needs of our community while helping to rebuild a more resilient economy.
For a comprehensive overview of the portfolio of programs approved by the State of Kansas, please refer to Seward County’s SPARK Grant Recovery Program Overview Presentation.
To apply, please submit a program application and all supporting documentation through the County's Web Application.
If you have any questions regarding this program, please call (620) 604-5136 or send an email to email@example.com.
2. Household Emergency Relief Program
As part of its strategy to support households impacted by the pandemic, Seward County has established the COVID-19 Household Emergency Relief Program (hereinafter, referred to as the “Program”) designed to alleviate burdens on the most vulnerable individuals or households experiencing financial crises due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Program provides funding for residents to pay up to four months of past-due rent, mortgage and utility payments, as well as, funding to cover the increased rent, mortgage and utility burden due to financial hardships caused by COVID-19 for up to two months. Further, given concerns about the cost of broadband, the County will also aid with covering the cost of broadband installation and / or up to four months of funding to cover broadband services for LMI households.
This Program alleviates burdens on the most vulnerable individuals or households experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 and to provide greater economic security to residents of Seward County by:
For more information, please refer to the following program documents:
If you have any questions regarding this program, please call (620) 482-6547 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions regarding this program, please call (620) 604-5136 or send an email to email@example.com .