Project OPEN provides entrepreneurial education and business support to entrepreneurs who already own or want to start a business in Saline County. Applicants must reside in Saline County Kansas or own a small business in Salina Kansas. Project OPEN includes Entrepreneur Training and Business Development Services. Applicants must successfully complete Entrepreneur
Training prior to qualifying for Business Development Funds.
Funding for Project Open is provided by the City of Salina, Salina Economic Development Incentive Council, Salina Area Chamber of Commerce, Salina Downtown, Inc. and in part, is made possible by funds from the Kansas Rural Business Development Tax Credit Program as administered by the Kansas Department of Commerce and as invested by the North Central Kansas Community Network Co.
Application for these funding programs are open quarterly, in February, May, August and November. Specific dates are announced annually.