Kearny County Receives $300K Grant for Downtown Coffee and Bakery Shop

Kearny County Receives $300K Grant for Downtown Coffee and Bakery Shop

Kearny County has been awarded a $296,250 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the Kansas Department of Commerce to fund a new coffee and bakery shop in downtown Deerfield. Paired with $98,750 in local matching funds, this investment aims to restore an older building and revitalize the area. Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland emphasized the grant's role in fostering economic growth, community vitality, and improved quality of life in rural Kansas. This is Kearny County's first Commercial Rehabilitation grant, marking a significant milestone in local development efforts. The renovation project not only promises to boost the local economy but also aims to serve as a catalyst for future improvements and investments. The coffee shop will provide a new dining option and a welcoming gathering space, enhancing the appeal of downtown Deerfield. Matt Godinez, Commerce Assistance Secretary of Quality Places Director, highlighted the Kansas Department of Commerce’s dedication to creating vibrant downtown areas that attract both current and future residents.

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