The Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK), in partnership with the Appalachian Impact Fund (AIF), housed at the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky, Invest 606, The Greater Clark Foundation, Community Foundation of West Kentucky, the Felix E. Martin Jr. Foundation, and the James Graham Brown Foundation are soliciting applications from businesses to the Kentucky Business Stimulus Fund. Eligible businesses are invited to apply for up to $3,000 in grant funds to support operations that have been hindered because of COVID-19.

Eligible business types:
a) a business must be locally owned AND
b) a business that falls under one of the following categories: restaurant or experience retail that includes the arts, tourism, accommodations, and entertainment.

    

Muhlenberg County Business Stimulus Fund

Additional Details: Small for-profit businesses, that are not a franchise or franchise-affiliated, with 30 or fewer employees and a brick-and-mortar presence within Muhlenberg County may be eligible to apply for the funds. The business must be locally owned and fall under the category of restaurant or experience retail, which could include arts, tourism, accommodations, and entertainment. These businesses are defined by CEDIK as having operations which amplify the community’s or a visitor’s experience in Muhlenberg County.

Deadline to apply: First round closes Monday, May 4th, 8am CDT.

APPLY NOW >> https://bit.ly/2yIJ3VT 

Questions: Contact Alison Davis, CEDIK Executive Director, alison.davis@uky.edu

   

River Counties Business Stimulus Fund

Counties Eligible as of 4/20/2020: Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, and Hickman. (see map below)

Deadline to apply: Rolling.

APPLY NOW >> https://bit.ly/34JVzAl

Questions: Contact Alison Davis, CEDIK Executive Director, alison.davis@uky.edu

    

Southeast Kentucky Business Stimulus Fund

Counties Eligible as of 4/17/2020: Bell, Breathitt, Clay, Clinton, Estill, Floyd, Harlan, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Martin, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Powell, Whitley, and Wolfe. (see map below)

Deadline to apply: Rolling, first round of reviews will occur on April 17th, 2020.

APPLY NOW >> https://bit.ly/2Rbh4oi

Questions: Contact Shane Barton, Downtown Revitalization Coordinator, shane.barton@uky.edu