Choose Topeka as your new home and you could get up to $15,000 in your pocket. This exciting program partners with Shawnee County employers to select talented professionals like you to relocate to Topeka and the Shawnee County community. 

You belong here.

Eligibility Requirements:

On Site:
  • Confirm with your new 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.*

  • Must complete Choose Topeka survey after one year*

  • Must participate in a Choose Topeka immersion program

  • Application must be received prior to permanent relocation

Boomerang & Transitioning Military Service Members:
  • Limit one incentive per household

  • Proof of salary from employer (minimum $50K)

  • Proof of home purchase in Shawnee County

  • Application must be received prior to permanent relocation


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

Boomerang & Transitioning Military service members

$5K in funds awarded and may be used however recipient chooses.


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.

Boomerang & Transitioning Military service members

Application coming soon!


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