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Community Support Network

EMPLOYEE RIGHTS - effective April 1, 2020


Phase 3 Coronavirus CARES Act - Unemployment Provision

Great Bend is a great place, and we have plenty of local agencies, cities, towns and non-profit groups that are working overtime to help each other and to help our community.  We will edit this category and provide regular updates for you.

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Great Bend Tribune

Great Bend Post

City of Great Bend - Alert Center  |   620-791-5035 City Liaison available Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

The City is committed to serving you via the following methods:

1. By Phone @ (620) 793-4111

2. By Email @

3. Our website @

4. Utility payments may be made via the Front Door’s Drive-thru window, On-line Bill Pay, Drop Boxes located at the Front Door, City Office or Dillon’s on west 10th Street or by Auto-Bank drafts.

United Way of Central Kansas

211 Kansas Website

2-1-1 English Handout         

2-1-1 Spanish Handout


During times of uncertainty, Americans come together to support each other. COVID-19 is a new test of our collective strength. As social distancing and self-quarantining become the new normal, we’re facing new economic challenges.

To support this rapidly escalating need, United Way Worldwide has created the COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund. This Fund supports communities struggling in the wake of the new virus, by supporting local United Ways and 211, the go-to information resource in times of crisis. Every year, 211 specialists answer 12 million requests by phone, text, chat and email to connect people with disaster, food, housing, utility, health care resources and more. There is no other network in the country with a similar pulse on America’s needs.  So far, some 20 statewide 211 operations have been activated, and 211 is working closely with health officials all over the country to provide accurate updates to the public.

United Way of Central Kansas and our 22 Community Partners are a part of this network thanks to a partnership with United Way of the Plains, who provides this service for the majority of the State of Kansas.

They can be reached by calling 211, by texting 898211, or visit the website


While a local fund has not been set up at this time, we are working closely with our Community Partners and other resources in our communities and will keep abreast of this rapidly changing situation. UWCK is working hard to ensure that we are there for our family, friends, and neighbors as we learn to navigate this situation together.


NOTE: You can dial 211 to speak to someone about local assistance at any time. The 1-866-211-9966 number you may have seen on social media is only available for residents of Indianapolis. Please be aware that financial assistance related to COVID-19 is not available for individuals everywhere.

Treasury, IRS and Labor announce plan to implement Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers and tax credits for small and midsize businesses to swiftly recover the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave Click here for more info

Your Options as a Dislocated Worker             

Sus Opiniones como un Trabajador Desempleado

KANSASWORKS Locations - English             

KANSASWORKS Locations - Spanish

How to Apply for Unemployment Benefits


Job Dislocation - Making Smart Financial Choices

USD 428

Weekdays, 11:15 am-12:45 pm, a meal package containing lunch and breakfast for the following day can be picked up at all five elementary locations and the Central Kitchen.

From USD 428: Our Food Service team is expanding our menu this week and adding some "hot" items for our kids to enjoy! Parents, please take some time to discuss reheating and food safety with your kids! As a reminder, all children 18 and under can receive a free meal package, no questions asked! We'll see you for lunch!   

For more information or Web Menus mobile app.

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