Employer Match Incentive

Up to $10,000 gross in funds for renting in the first year of a candidates move; up to $15,000 gross in funds for a home purchase/rehab in Topeka/Shawnee County for new hires relocating from outside Shawnee County or new graduates (beginning Class of 2023) from Washburn University and Washburn Tech.

How It Works

Employer funds up to $15K with employee transfer. After first year, GO Topeka/JEDO reimburses up to 50% match of the total qualified relocation incentive to the employer for employee retention (pay for performance).

The Rules

Employers must notify GO Topeka of their intent to participate for each employee they choose to offer the talent incentive and receive confirmation of acceptance. Once approved, the employer must document and initiate the request for reimbursement.

Employer will fund the incentive initially and will submit for reimbursement in the subsequent year for the JEDO 50% match, documenting continued residency, employment and payment to the employee. 

Eligibility of Applicants

To be considered for the talent attraction program, applicants will meet all eligibility requirements:

  1. Move to Topeka for a full-time employment position
  2. Purchase a home or rent (primary residence only) within Shawnee County within the year of move
  3. Employer participation in matching funds
  4. Eligible to work in the United States