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Posted on: August 20, 2020

City of Abilene Awards Grants to Businesses


In June, the City of Abilene was awarded a $132,000 Community Development Block Grant – CV from the Kansas Department of Commerce to assist small businesses affected by COVID-19. The application for the City’s grant funds closed July 10. After reviewing grant applications and criteria, the Abilene City Commission approved splitting grant funds evenly between all qualifying business addresses.

“The Abilene City Commission recognizes all businesses have been affected by COVID-19,” said Mayor Chris Ostermann. “Our hope is for these grants to help support and promote Abilene’s small businesses and storefronts”

Twenty-eight businesses will each receive $4,714 to assist with operational expenses. Businesses receiving awards include:

  •  3rd Street Deli & Market
  • Abilene Nutrition
  • Abilene’s Victorian Inn Bed & Breakfast
  • A’Hair Express
  • Aksent Boutique
  • Amanda’s Bakery & Bistro
  • A’s Auto Sales
  • Brookville Hotel II., Inc.
  • CK Concessions
  • Countrypolitan
  • Diamond Motel
  • Hairtiques & The Gift Parlor
  • HapiSoul Yoga & Wellness
  • Kasey’s Complete Construction
  • La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant
  • Last Chance Graphics, Inc.
  • Leela Hospitality LLC
  • Mystic Hair Studio
  • Ortus Café, Inc.
  • Pick One Hour Cleaners
  • Rittel’s Western Wear
  • The Hair Emporium
  • The Other Jones Store
  • The Shivering Sheep
  • Third and Vine Design
  • True Blessings
  • Twisted Scissors
  • Xpressions Salon and Spa

“We appreciate the opportunity to bring these dollars to Abilene businesses,” said Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau director and grant administrator, Julie Roller Weeks. “The City is granting 100% of its funds back to businesses with no funds retained for administration. We are doing our best to help Abilene businesses navigate this difficult time.”

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