If you are interested in starting a new business, this program is for you. March 7 we will be kicking off the FastTrac NewVenture course. This course will help you kick off your new business to ensure you take the right steps to be successful. Contact Mary Ann at 785.231.6000 to enroll.
Topeka Entrepreneurs is an initiative by GO Topeka’s Entrepreneurial and Minority Business Development (EMBD) that aims to support the growing entrepreneurial community in the Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas, area. We hope to be able to connect, educate, and inspire local entrepreneurs and small business owners by creating a community specific to their needs.
No membership to any group or organization is required to participate in this forum or any activities/events. We welcome ALL entrepreneurs, small business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, and entrepreneur/small business supporters. Join us!
Information on GO Topeka’s EMBD:
The Purpose of Entrepreneurial & Minority Business Development funding program is to increase the accessibility, visibility and viability of entrepreneurialism and small business growth for M&WBD defined entrepreneurs in the community and to promote economic development, recruit and job creation in Topeka and Shawnee County for qualified persons.
The Entrepreneurial & Minority Business Development provides assistance and programs to empower small, low- to moderate-income, minority and women-owned business enterprises with the knowledge and resources to build wealth and contribute to the economic betterment of Topeka and Shawnee County.
Request for Proposal (RFP) for Title II Grant Funds Available – Disproportionate Minority Contact & Alternati ves to Detention
The Kansas Department of Corrections, Juvenile Services Division (DOC), and the Kansas Advisory Group on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (KAG) announce the availability of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Title II Formula Grants Program through the Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).
The funding amount available for granting is $737,906
Applications are due no later than April 24th, 2017, with the funding cycle running from July 1, 2017 to June 30th, 2018.
The Formula Grants Program supports state and local juvenile justice efforts. Through this program, OJJDP provides funds directly to states, to help them implement comprehensive state juvenile justice plans based on detailed studies of needs in their jurisdictions. The Formula Grants Program is authorized under the JJDP Act of 2002 (42 U.S.C. 5601 et seq.).
This funding will be granted out by a competitive grant process. This grant will provide funding for communities focused on OJJDP’s purpose areas of:
Alternatives to Detention (ATD) – These are community and home-based alternatives to incarceration and institutionalization including for youth who need temporary placement such as crisis intervention, shelter and after-care and for youth who need residential placement such as a continuum of foster care or group home alternatives that provide access to a comprehensive array of services.; (http://www.ojjdp.gov/mpg/Topic/Details/34)
Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) – Programs, research, or other initiatives primarily to address the disproportionate number of minority youth who come into contact with the juvenile justice system, pursuant to Section 223(a)(22) of the JJDP Act. (https://www.ojjdp.gov/dmc/)
The application packet for this funding can be found here: http://www.doc.ks.gov/juvenile-services/grants
Previous awards can be found here: http://www.doc.ks.gov/juvenile-services/partners/kag/federal-awards
More information on the OJJDP formula grants program is available here: http://www.ojjdp.gov/programs/ProgSummary.asp?pi=16
There will be a Pre-Application Conference Call on February 24th, 2017 @ 1:00 (866-620-7326 Code 1569331427) that will cover the application process, and answer any questions posed by prospective grantees.
Please contact Brock Landwehr, the Juvenile Justice Specialist for Kansas at brock.landwehr [at] ks.gov with any questions pertaining to this funding.
This Request for Proposal is a courtesy bid for the Topeka/Shawnee County Joint Economic Development Organization (JEDO). The intent is to solicit competitive proposals from qualified firms to provide Broadband Consulting Services as set forth in the scope of work.
Open: 02/10/2017 01:35:00 PM
Close: 03/08/2017 02:00:00 PM
This is a reminder that Econ Avenue will be held on Tuesday, February 14th from 6pm to 8pm at First Baptist Church, on 500 Nebraska Ave, Kansas City, Kansas.
Dinner will be provided. The special speaker will be Richard Mabion, NAACP President and Environmental / Green Technology advocate.
He will be sharing with the group a potential EPA economic development opportunity in the Northeast KCK region. We will then continue to work on our 2017 strategic goals.
I have attached a summary of the first draft of our 2017 goals that we will then refine and create benchmarks and measurements.