Small Business Loans



Loan funds, administered by a loan committee, approved by the Republic County Commissioners are available for new and existing businesses in Republic County. Funds are available year around. The maximum interest rate is 3.5% below the national prime interest rate, with a minimum interest rate of 4%. Businesses must remain in Republic County, Kansas. Contact Republic County Economic Development Office for an application or more information.


RuralNetWork Kansas Entrepreneurship (E-) Communities create a revolving loan fund that is reviewed at the local level. The loans are intended as gap financing to help entrepreneurs start or grow a business in a specific community. The loan program matches public sources of capital and bank loans, and can provide up to $75,000 per project. Funds are flexible and can be used for a variety of business purposes, including startup costs, purchasing an existing business, business expansion, working capital, inventory, and more.



Download the PDF provided below to view examples of combining Belleville programs and other funding sources for a potential project in your business creation, renovation or reinvention. They have outlined several scenarios with various projects that might be undertaken. If you need business plan assistance please contact RCED or NCK SBDC.

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Business Financing

We have helped customers access financing from a number of specialized programs including those listed below. In addition, we offer three business loan programs.Low-interest Revolving Loan Fund Programs
U.S. Small Business Administration Programs (SBA)
StartUp Kansas Loan Program
Kansas Capital Multiplier Fund (KCMF)
Kansas Department of Commerce Programs (KDOC)
U.S. Department of Agriculture Programs (USDA)
Economic Development Administration (EDA)


Revolving Loan Fund Programs available in NCRPC’s 12-county service area:

Regional Funds

North Central Regional Planning Commission (NCRPC) Revolving Loan Fund
Four Rivers NCKBDF Down Payment Assistance Loan Program
NCK Rural Business Development Tax Credit (RBDTC) Initiative
Rolling Hills Electric
Prairie Land Electric
Local Funds
Republic County Development Association



Based on our experience connecting entrepreneurs with resources to help them start, grow, and fund businesses, we have found that locating grants to assist for-profit businesses can be very challenging. It’s more common for businesses to pursue a combination of funding options, such as the options outlined above.

Below is a list of the business grant sources we are aware of at this time. If you are unable to find one your business would qualify for, and would like to learn about other funding partners in your area, we invite you to contact us toll-free at (877) 521-8600.

If you are aware of any additional sources, please email them to: Thank you.