Until the end of October, Marshall County Partnership for Growth will accept grant applications for small businesses affected by the pandemic.

The Partnership is responsible for distributing $100,000 in grants on behalf of the county. The funds are part of a $1.9 million COVID-related grant awarded to the county by the Strengthening People and Revitalizing Kansas Taskforce.

Grant eligibility information and the application form are available on the Partnership’s website, choosemarshallcountyks.com. The deadline to apply is Oct. 31.

“There are no income limits on this grant, and non-profits may apply as well as for-profit businesses. This grant is a reimbursement based on the submission of bills and receipts that were spent during the pandemic-affected months,” Partnership economic development director Ellen Barber said. “The grant will not allow for a duplication of government funding already received by a business over the same timeline and for the same expenses.”

Barber said the county’s emergency management department will make the final decisions for allocation of funds.