Choose Topeka as your new home and you could get up to $15,000 in your pocket. This exciting new program partners with Shawnee County employers to select talented professionals like you to relocate to Topeka and the Shawnee County community. If you are interested in applying, contact your employer to check your eligibility. If you work remotely and your employer is outside Shawnee County apply now!

You belong here.

Eligibility Requirements:

On Site:
  • Confirm with your employer if they participate in the Choose Topeka relocation incentive.

  • Move to Topeka for full time position*

  • Purchase or rent a home, for primary residence, in Shawnee County within a year of hire / move*

  • Eligible to work in the U.S.*

  • Limit one relocation incentive per household

  • Minimum 3 months waiting period

  • Remote employer must be located outside Shawnee County

  • *See additional asterixed requirements for on site also required for remote work


On Site

Up to $10K in funds for renting in the first year, up to $15K in funds for home purchase

GO Topeka/JEDO & Employer funds matching 50%. Employer funds $2.5K up to $15K with employee transfer

After 1st year, GO Topeka/JEDO reimburse 50% match of the total qualified relocation incentive to the employer for employee retention


Up to $5K in funds for renting in the first year, up to $10K in funds for home purchase


On Site Interest Submission

*Incentives are performance based, after the employee has moved and resided in the community for a year and may be used for all moving related expenses. For primary residences only, the rental agreement incentive is $10,000—a $5,000 match of employer and JEDO funds. The purchase or rehabilitation of a home is a $7,500 match of employer and JEDO funds. Moving costs alone to move a 1-2 bedroom apartment can range from $4,000 to $7,000 and for a 3-4 bedroom home, range from $10,000 to $16,000, depending on the distance and location.

Remote Worker Application

We have allocated all funds for 2022, please check back in the future for additional opportunities.


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