RCCF partners with RCED on the new Republic County ROZ Fund!

Republic County Economic Development has partnered with the Republic County Community Foundation to accept tax deductible donations for the Republic County ROZ Fund.

Click HERE to donate to the RCCF online. Checks can be made out to the Republic County Community Foundation with a memo/note designating the intent is for the Republic County ROZ Fund and mailed to:

Tim Gottschalk
Gottschalk & Co.
1903 N St
Belleville, KS 66935


Luke Mahin
Republic County Economic Development
PO Box 178
Belleville, KS 66935

The funds will be used with Republic County’s funds to provide a match with the State of Kansas’ contribution. This program offers new residents in an ROZ county, who have earned a post-secondary degree, up to $15,000 towards student loan debt over 5 years. Currently Republic County has committed $3,000 per year toward the program which is enough to fund 2 applicants to join the program this year. That amount is reviewed annually and can increase as funds are available. Based on applicantions received and overall interest in the program. RCED is confident we will see more than two applicants move into Republic County within the year, this is why we are proactively building this fund.

For more information on the ROZ Program visit www.kansascommerce.com/rural or www.republiccountykansas.com. Learn about other RCCF funds and grants visit http://www.republiccountycf.org/.

You can also view a presentation on the ROZ Program Year 1 Report here:

ROZ County Map 2013