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Topeka & Shawnee County Small Business Incentive Program

The overarching objective of the Small Business Incentives Program is to function as one of GO Topeka’s tools for creating sustainable, inclusive economic impact that increases prosperity, quality of jobs and quality of life for residents of Topeka and Shawnee County. The program offers grant incentives to help small business owners and startups to invest in their businesses in ways that support their growth, financial performance, business sustainability or enter new markets.

Please see specific incentive information below or contact for more information.

Types of Incentives

  • Marketing Incentive
  • Construction & Renovation
  • Architecture & Design
  • Equipment
  • Professional Services or Consultancy Directly Related to Commercialization
  • Global Markets Matching Grant
  • Proof of Concept Matching Grant
  • SBIR Grant Writing Incentive
  • SBIR/STTR Matching Grant
More About Incentive Programs

Eligibility & Restrictions

Eligibility & Restrictions


Applications will be reviewed in the context of the purposes of the specific incentives and the overarching objective of the program. All application materials must be received by the relevant application deadline in order to be reviewed for that application window. Applications that are completed after a deadline may be reviewed for the next application window. After completing the below linked fillable PDF application, please email to

Winter Deadlines:
Application Questionnaires Due: February 6, 2023
Supporting Materials Due: February 10, 2023
Applicant Notifications Sent Out By: February 28, 2023

Spring Deadlines:
Application Questionnaires Due: May 8, 2023
Supporting Materials Due: May 12, 2023
Applicant Notifications Sent Out By: May 31, 2023

Summer Deadlines:
Application Questionnaires Due: August 7, 2023
Supporting Materials Due: August 11, 2023
Applicant Notifications Sent Out By: August 31, 2023

Autumn Deadlines:
Application Questionnaires Due: November 27, 2023
Supporting Materials Due: November 30, 2023
Applicant Notifications Sent Out By: December 20, 2023

New Application Link Coming Soon!

For questions or further assistance, please contact

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