Incentive Programs


The purpose of the Dodge City/Ford County E-Community Program is to encourage entrepreneurial small business development and retention in the community. Qualifying entrepreneurial projects include startup businesses, existing business purchases or existing businesses desiring to invest in expansion. Participants may apply for up to $45,000 in the form of a low-interest loan. This program requires 40% matching from another public funding source. Applications for the program are reviewed as they are received.

For more information on this program, or to acquire an application, contact Joann Knight in the Dodge City/Ford County Development Corporation office at (620) 227-9501.


Facade Improvement Grant Program

Main Street Dodge City administers a Downtown Revitalization Improvement Program, which offers a grant with a 50/50 match for exterior property improvements, and a zero-percent interest loan with a 50/50 match for interior improvements to downtown businesses and property owners to make improvements to commercial properties in the downtown district. 

Program Guidelines (PDF)Grant Application (PDF)Loan Application (PDF)





For more information on this program, contact Chelsey Fisher at the Main Street Dodge City office at (620) 227-9501.


Historic Tax Credits

Tax credits serve as a key tool for the rehabilitation of historic properties—both income-producing and non-income-producing. The federal program provides an income tax credit equal to 20% of qualified rehabilitation expenditures on income-producing properties. The state program provides a tax credit equal to 25% of qualified expenditures on income-producing or non-income-producing properties. Projects must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.

To find out if your project qualifies for tax credits, or to obtain an application, contact the State Historic Preservation Office at (785) 272-8681 ext. 240.


Heritage Trust Fund Grant

The Heritage Trust Fund (HTF) is a state program that provides matching funds for the preservation of properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places or the Register of Historic Kansas Places. The HTF reimburses expenses for projects that preserve or restore historic properties.

Qualifying expenses include professional fees and construction costs. Properties owned by the state or federal governments are not eligible, but those owned by local governments, private individuals, non-profit entities or for-profit entities qualify. Individual grant awards may not exceed $90,000.00 and must be matched by the grant recipient. Applications are due November 1 each year.

Find more information online or contact Katrina Ringler at (785) 272-8681 ext. 215.


Neighborhood Revitalization Program

The Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) is designed to give property owners in the downtown area the chance to receive a 10-year, 100% tax rebate. The incremental rebate is applied to the additional property taxes that might be incurred as a result of rehabilitating or constructing new housing in the downtown area. In order to qualify, a building permit must be obtained from the City of Dodge City Development Services. The permit must have a minimum value of $15,000.00 in improvements or costs, as well as a 5% increase to the assessed value, to be eligible for this program. The property must also be zoned appropriately for the proposed use, and the application must be completed before any work begins.

For more information on this program, or to acquire an application, contact Kaci Davignon of the Dodge City/Ford County Development Corporation at (620) 227-9501.

View the NRP brochure


City/County Revolving Loan Fund

Dodge City and Ford County both have special economic development loan funds that are extended at low-interest to businesses showing job creation or retention. Each are competitive loan applications, with the amount of money available depending on the fund balance at the time of application.

For more information, or to acquire an application, contact Joann Knight of the Dodge City/Ford County Development Corporation at (620) 227-9501.


Looking for more answers?

For details concerning any of the programs listed above and how to get started, contact the Main Street Dodge City office at:

311 W. Spruce
PO Box 818
Dodge City, KS 67801
(620) 277-9501 or (800) 381-3690


Note: All programs are subject to change without notice.