The City of Eudora is taking another step to help improve the area downtown by offering grants to new and exitsing businesses. These grants are be used to improve the attractiveness of downtown or for expansion of private businesses.
The city has set aside $21,000 for this grant program. Businesses receiving grants would be limited to a $5,000 cap. Most grants will be awarded around $3000. Grants will be available on a first come first serve basis and all grants will need to be approved on a case by case basis by the City Council.
The city also defined the area of downtown as Main Street between 7th & 9th Streets and 10th Street between Spruce and Ash. While the 10th Street area is not normally considered “downtown”, there are several businesses located along this corridor that the city wanted to offer some help to also.
“This will help advance the Economic Development plan for Eudora.” City Administrator John Harrenstein said. “This is designed to be an easily achievable grant.”
Downtown business that wish to apply for one of the grants to be awarded should contact City Hall to obtain an application.