ACDC Funding Opportunities

ACDC loves nothing more than to assist Atchison County businesses, particularly existing entities that want to grow. Since 2013, ACDC’s matching Business Improvement Grant has assisted with nearly 130 different projects throughout Atchison County. We designed this grant to help our county’s existing businesses with projects that would improve the aesthetics, safety and/or function of their businesses.


Our BI Grant program has been around since 2013, and the $1,000 Basic grant we’ve offered annually has helped dozens of businesses. However, we know that many of you have major projects in the works, so in 2019, we’re offering our largest reimbursable grant yet.



ACDC has allotted $9,000 to the 2019 BI grant program and plans to award one $3,000 grant in each of these three geographic areas: Fairfax, Rock Port/Watson, and Tarkio/Westboro. Winning grant projects will total at least $10,000. Each of the three 2019 BI Grants will reimburse up to $3,000 of the total project cost.



Important details to note:


  • Applications will only be accepted via mail and are due February 20, 2019.
  • Projects must be approved prior to beginning work.
  • ANY AC business current on taxes/licensure can apply unless it received any ACDC grant in 2017 or 2018. (Businesses can apply for one ACDC grant per location every three years.)
  • This is a competitive grant. Projects will be assigned points as follows:
      50%-100% of goods and services for this project will be purchased locally. [2-3 points]
      This project should result in new services or additional employees. [4 points]
      This grant project should result in an overall increase in business sales or traffic. [2 points]
      This project will assist with maintaining or preserving building infrastructure. [3 points]
      This project will improve the look of the storefront, facade or property. [2 points]


The BI Grant Committee will notify applicants of their selection by March 1, at which time grant award winners may begin the work on their project. Projects must be completed by October 31, 2019.



Please contact us (; 660-744-6562) if you have questions on this grant, or if you are a new or existing business in need of funding.


WE WANT YOU TO SUCCEED! We’ll work diligently to help you find what you need so that you can accomplish your goals.

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