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Grants to Kansas Nonprofits in Eligible Communities for Programs and Projects that Benefit Underserved Residents

City of Topeka Social Service Grants


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Geographic Focus
USA: Kansas: City of Topeka

Important Dates
Deadline: 05/26/23 5:00 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $25,000 to Kansas nonprofit organizations in eligible communities for programs and projects that benefit local residents. Funding is intended to serve disadvantaged populations, reduce crime, and promote successful outcomes. Eligible organizations serve residents of the City of Topeka. These organizations must make services available to all Topekans, or make services available to a specific group with specialized needs, i.e. the elderly, children, disabled adults, homeless, low-income families/individuals, etc.

Emergency Services and Preventive/Counseling are defined as follows:

  • Emergency Aid – Programs which provide assistance given to cover essential needs on an emergency or crisis basis.
  • Preventive/Counseling – Programs which provide services on an ongoing or as-needed basis to help at-risk individuals and families stabilize their lives and avoid or overcome emergencies.

City of Topeka – Social Services Funding Priorities (Year 2024): Outcome based, quality, cost effective social services to handle vulnerable citizens with care, minimize victimization and crime, minimize turnover in neighborhoods, and optimize success.

  • Senior citizen neighborhood-based programming to include – meals, activities, transportation
  • Medical assistance for low-income individuals
  • Programs for at-risk youth
  • Emergency housing and utility assistance
  • Neighborhood and independent living based services for persons with severe and persistent mental illness
  • Support services for residents who are non-English-speaking

 All grantees must be in compliance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the implementing regulations 28 C.F.R. Part 35 as to all of its facilities and programs.

Information about eligible expenses can be found at


Additional Eligibility Criteria
State-recognized non-profit corporations are eligible for these funds. These organizations must make services available to all Topekans, or make services available to a specific group with specialized needs. Funds can be used only to serve persons who reside within the city limits of Topeka.

No grant or loan or financial assistance shall be authorized or made from funds administered by any city department to any person, firm, partnership, for-profit corporation, not-for-profit corporation, joint venture, or other association of persons who owe any debt to the City of Topeka or who owe any delinquent real estate taxes or personal property taxes or special assessments at the time of entering into a contract.

Pre-Proposal Conference
A virtual application workshop will be held on April 24, 2023.

RSVP to staff.

Pre-Application Information
- Request for Proposal (RFP) Issued – April 17, 2023
- Submission Deadline – May 26, 2023
- Initial scoring – Approximately June 7, 2023
- Recommendations developed – Approximately August 1, 2023

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant
$10,000 - $25,000

Contact Information
Apply online:

To RSVP to the application workshop, contact

Questions regarding the funding process should be directed to Brett Martin at

United Way of Kaw Valley
1527 SW Fairlawn Road
Topeka, Kansas 66604

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