In 2013, ACDC introduced the Business Improvement Grant, designed to encourage growth and development of Atchison County businesses. In its first four years, this grant program utilized $99,000 of ACDC dollars to assist with 109 projects that improved business aesthetics, safety or function. Through these projects, almost $180,000 was spent locally.
In 2017, ACDC will offer the Basic grant, which is a matching grant that will reimburse 50% of the cost of eligible improvements, up to a maximum of $1,000. Applications will be accepted VIA MAIL ONLY, and must be postmarked on or after MARCH 1, 2017. Requests will be considered in the order they are received and will be awarded throughout the year until the $10,000 that was designated for this year’s program has been allotted.
Applications and guidelines for the grant is now available on ACDC’s website ( or you can contact the office and request to have it mailed or emailed to you. Please contact ACDC Staff (660-744-6562; with questions.