As a result of the pandemic, many businesses across the nation have experienced operational and financial interruptions. Rural communities have not been spared, and the Patterson Family Foundation is dedicated to supporting our rural neighbors throughout Kansas.
This funding is designed to provide temporary relief to small, rural businesses as they navigate the reopening guidelines across Kansas. This opportunity will fund solutions that help small, rural businesses respond and adapt to the pandemic. Awards are available for up to $5,000.
The Patterson Family Foundation will work with a local organization, such as your Chamber of Commerce or Office of Economic Development, as a partner to distribute funding. For additional information about this process, please see our FAQ as listed on the Patterson Family Foundation website.
Please review this entire page, including program overview, criteria, and instructions before applying. You may also refer to the Frequently Asked Questions. Allow 30-45 minutes to complete the application. Progress will not be saved on the form prior to submission.
Applications for the Rural Small Business Pandemic Relief Opportunity described below will be accepted between Tuesday, November 3, 2020 and 11:59 pm CST Monday, November 9, 2020.
Businesses must meet the following criteria for funding consideration:
Eligible grant expenses include but are not limited to:
Limit one (1) Application per eligible small business. Applications will be marketed to you from a local organizational collaborator, such as your Chamber of Commerce or Economic Development Office. Applications shall be submitted online using the link provided to you.
By submitting an Application, you will represent and warrant that the Application conforms to these Terms and that you understand that the Patterson Family Foundation, in its sole discretion, may disqualify the Application for any reason, including if it determines, that the Application fails to conform to these Terms in any way or otherwise contains unacceptable content as determined by the Patterson Family Foundation, in its sole discretion.
Finalists considered for an award may be contacted by the Patterson Family Foundation for additional information, including financial statements and/or tax returns as part of the review process.
All Applications will be reviewed, among other things, based on the following: feasibility of proposal set forth in Application, extent to which the grant will help address acute business need or help a business owner implement innovative solutions to address COVID-19 related challenges, how the grant will help the local community, how the grant will help improve the viability of business of the potential grant recipient, and how the grant might help the applicant potentially leverage additional funds.
The Patterson Family Foundation reserves the right not to provide a set amount of grants or to award no grants if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Applications. The Patterson Family Foundation will not reveal the judging or scoring of any Applications. Information submitted for any Application may be shared with the local collaborating organization. Should the Applicant wish to opt out of the potential sharing of data, the Applicant shall notify the Patterson Family Foundation in writing.
Applicants will be notified of their grant application status by a local organizational collaborator, such as your Chamber of Commerce or Economic Development Office. Grantees approved for this opportunity will be required to execute and return a Grant Acceptance Letter within five (5) days of date of issuance. If a potential grant recipient does not respond to the initial notification within the time period stated and all required documents are not returned within the specified time period, a grant notification is returned as undeliverable, or a potential grant recipient is not in compliance with these Terms, resulting in forfeiture of any potential grant and, at the Patterson Family Foundation’s discretion, another applicant may be selected.
Upon receipt of the Grant Acceptance Letter, the Patterson Family Foundation will issue payment to the local organizational collaborator which will then distribute funding to grant recipients. After funds have been received, the grant recipient will be required to submit a letter of receipt to your local organizational collaborator within five (5) days of receipt of the payment.
All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the grant recipient. Grant recipients may not substitute, assign, or transfer a grant. All terms and conditions and details of the grant including the grant value and exact number of grants awarded are at the sole discretion of the Patterson Family Foundation. Grants are limited to one (1) per small business.
By submitting an Application, each applicant agrees to fully and finally release, indemnify, discharge and hold harmless the Patterson Family Foundation and its respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents, counsel, advisors and representatives of the foregoing (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from applicant’s Application, applicant’s participation in the Program or any Program-related activity, applicant’s acceptance of the grant and/or Patterson Family Foundation’s use of the rights granted herein.
Released Parties are not responsible for incomplete, lost, late, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, delayed, misdirected, or undelivered/unreceived Applications, messages, email or mail; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printed or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Program.