Essential Businesses & Functions

The Finney County Health Department does not determine which businesses are essential. 

Do you know if you run an essential business? 

Do you know if you perform an essential function? 

The Kansas Essential Functions Framework (KEFF) establishes which businesses provide functions that are considered "essential." 

If you have a question about whether you run an essential business, or perform an essential function, according to the Kansas Governor’s Executive Order 20-16, you can find answers at the Kansas Essential Functions Request Site. Submit your question and they will review your request and provide additional information. 

Kansas Essential Functions Framework

FAQs Regarding Kansas Essential Functions

FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR BUSINESSES

Local small businesses are currently feeling the unprecedented pressures from the economic and health impacts of COVID-19. In order to help alleviate some of these pressures, Finney County has financial assistance (as available) for working capital through recaptured Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds under the Economic Development Category. Funds will be in the form of a short-term loan and must be used by existing businesses for working capital needed to retain jobs. Working capital is defined as salaries/wages, inventory purchase, utilities, rent, insurance payments, etc. Retained jobs must meet the 51% low-to-moderate income requirement of the CDBG/RLF program.

Applications may be found here. All applications will be submitted to the governing body for approval.

We encourage all businesses who are currently experiencing financial challenges to complete the CDBG application. Even if your business doesn’t qualify for these funds, it will assist us in connecting you with additional resources that may prove helpful.


Aviso Publico de Fondo Disponible

Las pequeñas empresas locales están sintiendo actualmente las presiones sin precedentes de los impactos económicos y de salud de COVID-19.  Para ayudar a aliviar algunas de estas presiones, la Condado de Finney tiene asistencia financiera (lo disponible) para capital de trabajo a través de fondos recapturados de Subsidio de Desarrollo Comunitario (CDBG) recapturados bajo la Categoría de Desarrollo Económico. Los fondos serán en forma de préstamos a corto plazo y deben ser utilizados por las empresas existentes para obtener el capital de trabajo necesario para retener los empleos. El capital de trabajo se define como sueldos/ salarios, compra de inventario, utilidades, renta, pagos de aseguranza, etc. Los trabajos retenidos deben cumplir con el requisito de ingresos del 51% de bajo a moderado del programa CDBG / RLF.

Las aplicaciones se pueden encontrar aqui. Todas las aplicaciones se enviarán al órgano de gobierno para aprobación.

Animamos a todas las empresas que actualmente están experimentando desafíos financieros a completar la solicitud CDBG. Incluso si su negocio no califica para estos fondos, nos ayudará a conectarlo con recursos adicionales que pueden resultar útiles.