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Topeka & Shawnee County Small Business Incentives 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 note that all purchases must be preapproved by the Small Business Incentives Program before you make a purchase. No exceptions*

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

  • 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 Types

Here is a detailed explanation of general requirements, types of businesses that are not eligible and ineligible uses of funds.

Eligibility & Restrictions

Learn more about the process by reviewing the frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

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. To apply simply follow the link to the form that will walk you through the process. If you have any questions, please email

2024 Deadlines

Winter Deadlines:
Application Questionnaires Due: February 5, 2024
Supporting Materials Due: February 9, 2024
Applicant Notifications Sent Out By: February 29, 2024

Spring Deadlines:
Application Questionnaires Due: May 6, 2024
Supporting Materials Due: May 10, 2024
Applicant Notifications Sent Out By: May 31, 2024

Summer Deadlines:
Application Questionnaires Due: August 5, 2024
Supporting Materials Due: August 9, 2024
Applicant Notifications Sent Out By: August 30, 2024

Autumn Deadlines:
Application Questionnaires Due: November 4, 2024
Supporting Materials Due: November 8, 2024
Applicant Notifications Sent Out By: December 6, 2024

Small Business Incentives Application

Small Business Incentives Program Proposed Use of Funds Worksheet

For questions or further assistance, please contact

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