The KVOE listening space is seeing investment thanks to state and federal grant funding.
The Kansas Housing Authority announced a pair of grant amounts involving Emporia. The city received $650,000 through its so-called moderate-income housing program to build 12 duplexes, and Capital Holdings LLC received $720,000 in Kansas housing investor tax credits for the project.
Meanwhile, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly announced a nearly $2 million grant to Kwikom to build out its broadband network. Officially, Kwikom has received more than $1.8 million in funding to connect more than 1,300 households in its coverage area, which includes Lyon, Osage and Franklin counties. It’s part of the state’s second round of funding to bring high-speed internet to sparsely populated areas through its Capital Projects Fund grant program.
USDA Rural Development has announced a $50,000 grant to help rehabilitate 20 owner-occupied homes in Coffey County. Most residents – 90% – are considered “very low” income, and the rest are considered low-income. The project will include a new roof, foundation repairs and upgrades to the electrical, plumbing and heating systems.