Economic Development Funding Assistance, Tax Abatements, and IRBs

Economic Development Funding Assistance


The documents below summarize the process and procedures for applying for economic development funding assistance. The city offers assistance through economic development funds (loans or grants) depending upon the project scope and outcomes. The city's process is primarily based on quality job creation.

Prior to completing the application form, please contact the City Manager's Office at 785-587-2404 or the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce, at 785-776-8829. 

Tax Abatements & Industrial Revenue Bonds

The documents below summarize the policies, processes, and procedures for applying for tax abatements and/or industrial revenue bond financing. In 2003, the City Commission passed Tax Abatement and Industrial Revenue Bond (IRB) policies. In 2021, the City Commission passed a Speculative Industrial Building Program allowing the utilization of tax abatements and IRBs for an industrial building developed and constructed without any preleasing in place, with the intended use for manufacturing, research and development, production, warehousing/storage and distribution of goods.

Prior to completing any application forms, please contact the City Manager's Office at 785-587-2404. 

Policies

Applications