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Grants

NOTE (11/01/2017): The Information Network of Kansas Board of Directors recently voted to suspend the Fall 2017 grant application period that would usually be open from the period of November 1, 2017 – November 30, 2017.  The grant program is still in place, but applications will not be solicited for the Fall 2017 period. If you have questions related to this or the grant process, please contact the INK Project Manager.

All Kansas state government sponsored entities designed to provide government, library, or educational services to the businesses and residents of Kansas are eligible to apply.

INK does not award grants to:

  1. Purchase real estate
  2. Political activities or those designed to influence legislation
  3. Individuals
  4. Religious organizations

Did you know?

Since inception, INK has granted in excess of $3 million toward greater access to government information and services.

Investment Objectives

  • The INK Board will provide grant revenues to support the INK Statutory and Strategic Objectives, the State SIM Plan and/or the INK Strategic Plan.
  • The INK Board will review grant requests for infrastructure investment to support XML, open source application development and products and content management services.
  • The INK Board will review grant requests to promote greater government, citizen and business access to state and local government informational products and services.

Normal grant submissions must be received in the INK office after May 1st and before June 1st or after November 1st and before December 1st to be eligible.

Mini grant requests, less than $5,000, may be brought to the INK offices at any time. The request will be introduced to the INK Board of Directors at the next available scheduled meeting.

Matching grants have no minimum limit, are subject to INK funds availability and may be brought to the INK offices at any time. Matching grants must demonstrate matching funding sources and explain why the grant request cannot wait until the next grant cycle for normal grant request.

Grant Evaluation and Rating Criteria

INK Grant Procedures and Guidelines

INK Grant Request Form (Fillable Word Document)