Monday, January 21, 2019


The RCED loan program is a low interest rate program for new or existing businesses in Russell County, Kansas. The loan program funds up to $15,00 per project, with an interest rate of 4% over 5 years. The Funds can be utilized independently or mixed or matched with additional loans. The loan does require a business plan, projected financials for the business and collateral. For the application, please click here


The Russell County Economic Development E-Community Loan program ins a partnership program through Network Kansas and Russell County Economic Development. This program can include startup and existing businesses in Russell County. The application does require a business plan, projected financials and collateral. The term of the loan is 4% over 5 years. This loan can be leveraged with the Russell County Economic Development Loan Program. For the application, please click here.


The Store front/Signage Program, through Russell County Economic Development is meant to create and enhance promotion of businesses and physical design of businesses in Russell County. Seven grants are given out each year through a competitive application process. The program provides $2,000 towards a minimum investment of $4,000 by the business owner. Applications are being accepted for the 2019 year, applications are due January 4th, 2019

*Signage - Development or update signage for Business. Signage must meet city ordinance expectations and codes.

*Storefront Improvements -  Development of storefront or improvements to current storefront. (Building design & appearance: Roofing that impacts storefront; parking lot; painting storefront; signage; windows; and hardscape.)

For the complete application, please click here.


The Russell County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) Community Support Program is targeted at groups/organizations that are providing an event, promotion or social marketing initiative that promotes Russell County as a travel destination. Funds must promote, "travel and tourism" within Russell County, Kansas.

Dollars for this project are developed through Bed Tax funds collected by these hotels and lodges in Russell County: Fossil Creek Inn & Suites, LaSada, Days Inn, The Lodge at Russell,Greenwood Inn, and Garden View Lodge, Lucas, Horseshoe Lodge, Lucas. Your promotion and referrals to these establishments, assists CVB in continuing funding projects and events. Please click here to bring up the application. Once filled out, please bring it to our office at 331 E Wichita Ave in Russell. For more information or questions, please contact our office at 1-877-830-3737.