Overland Park small businesses could soon have access to $3M round of federal COVID-19 relief

Overland Park COVID relief

Overland Park Committee unanimously approved an agreement to administer small business rescue program through Community Capital Fund. The funding includes $2.5 million grant assistance to businesses, $185,000 for technical assistance to businesses and $300,000, or 10% of the program grant, for CCF to administer with program. Filed image.

Small businesses in Overland Park are one step closer to receiving federal pandemic relief funds that are aimed at helping them keep their doors open while the economic impacts of COVID-19 continue to wreak havoc on American life.

The Overland Park City Council”s Finance, Administration and Economic Development Committee last week unanimously approved an agreement with Kansas City-based nonprofit Community Capital Fund, or CCF, to administer $3 million in federal funds to be distributed through the Overland Park Small Business Rescue Program.

This summer, the city’s planning department was tasked with developing the programs with the funds, which the city received in May and come through the American Rescue Plan passed by Congress earlier this year.