Development Microgrant Program


The City of Atchison is pleased to offer a new economic development program focused on enticing new small business and real estate development activity in the Atchison community. The Development Microgrant Program offers reimbursement grants for planning and pre-construction expenses incurred during the early stages of small business and real estate development projects.


  • Professional Services / Planning
  • Feasibility study / business plan consultant
  • Production of “as-built” or existing condition building plans
  • Preliminary architecture or engineering work
  • Historic listing nomination or historic preservation consultant services
  • Real estate appraiser / surveyor services
  • Grant writing services
  • Environmental evaluations or testing
  • Other elements of due diligence in project planning and development


  • Grant awards will not exceed 50% funding of the scope of work and fee being undertaken.
  • Grant awards will not exceed $2,500 for any individual project.
  • Grant funds will not be awarded for a scope of work that has already been completed.
  • Grant funds will be dispersed to awardees upon completion of the project and submittals proving that all services have been fully paid for. Development Microgrants is a reimbursement grant program.
  • The work product resulting from awarded funds must be shared with the City of Atchison upon completion and prior to grant reimbursement.

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Phone – 913-367-5560