Here’s how Overland Park small businesses can find out more about getting pandemic relief funds

The city of Overland Park and the Kansas City-based Community Capital Fund are launching a program this spring to help Overland Park's small businesses still struggling with the effects of the pandemic. Several upcoming sessions are aimed at giving business owners more information. File image

Overland Park is taking steps to help the city’s small businesses as the COVID-19 pandemic comes up on two years. 

The city announced this month that the first phase of the Overland Park Small Business Rescue Program will begin this spring.

“We know the COVID-19 pandemic created unexpected economic difficulties for businesses in our community, particularly small businesses and businesses in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry,” Strategic Planning Manager Erin Ollig said in a press release. “This infusion of funds provides an opportunity for the city to directly support eligible businesses that need more help.”