Cowley County has been awarded a Community Development Block Grant from the Kansas Department of Commerce to fund grants to businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19. Cowley First, Cowley County Economic Development, will accept applications for business grants through Aug. 31. The award to the county is $132,000. Grants are limited to either $4,000 for businesses with five or fewer employees or $12,000 for businesses with six to 50 employees. Details and application information can be found and downloaded online by visiting or get details by calling (620) 221-9951 or (620) 442-3094.