Public health Information has been changing rapidly and guidance has been regularly adjusted as data and scientists learned more about the COVID-19 virus. These grants provide an important opportunity to support child care programs!  Read the details that you need to know if you are a licensed child care program in Douglas County, Saline County or Shawnee County below.

Please remember these projects are NEW – we are working hard to develop information and meet your needs during this time.  Please be patient.  Check back regularly!

Child Care Programs need to be in good standing with Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) to apply for a Grant and carefully follow grant submission instructions.

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DOUGLAS COUNTY

The Douglas County Board of County Commissioners awarded funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES”) to help Douglas County child care programs meet operational challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, recognizing that child care is an essential and necessary component of the infrastructure of the community.

 Working in partnership with Child Care Aware® of Eastern Kansas, we will distribute Supply & Sustainability grants.

 Supply & Sustainability Grants are available for Douglas County licensed child care programs including:

  • Family child care programs (including Group)
  • Centers
  • Preschool programs
  • School Age programs

Learn all of the details about applying for funds available in Douglas County below:

SALINE COUNTY

The Saline County Board of County Commissioners awarded funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES”) to help Saline County child care programs meet operational challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, recognizing that child care is an essential and necessary component of the infrastructure of the community.

Child Care Aware® of Kansas will distribute Sustainability grants.

Sustainability Grants are available for Saline County licensed child care programs including:

  • Family child care programs (including Group)
  • Centers
  • Preschool programs
  • School Age programs

Learn all of the details about applying for funds available in Saline County below:

SHAWNEE COUNTY - ROUND TWO FUNDING AVAILABLE

The Shawnee County Board of County Commissioners awarded funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES”) to help Shawnee County child care programs meet operational challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, recognizing that child care is an essential and necessary component of the infrastructure of the community.

 Working in partnership with Child Care Aware® of Eastern Kansas, we will distribute Sustainability grants.

 Sustainability Grants are available for Shawnee County licensed child care programs including:

  • Family child care programs (including Group)
  • Centers
  • Preschool programs
  • School Age programs

Eligible programs that have NOT YET APPLIED for a grant have until November 30, 2020 to apply and can now request additional fundingRound One & Round Two Grant applications and other required forms are available below.  Each application takes about 15 minutes to complete.

For more information read Round One Funding & Round Two Funding below

Eligible programs that have ALREADY APPLIED and received a Round One Grant may now make a second request.  For programs that have already submitted their Round One Grant Application, all that is needed is a Round Two Grant Application & receipts dated 9/1/2020 – 11/30/2020.  Receipts submitted for the previous grant application will not be accepted.

For more information read Round Two Funding below.

Round One Funding

If receipts are submitted with the Round One Grant Application, the grant award will be made in one lump-sum payment. If receipts are not submitted, a 50% payment will be made upon approval of the application and the final 50% payment will be made upon receipt of expenses. All receipts must be submitted no later than December 7, 2020 and be dated 9/1/2020—11/30/2020.

Funding (as of November 13) is $1,200 for family child care programs, $5,000 for small centers (under 100 children) and $8,000 for large centers (over 100 children).

Round Two Funding

The additional funding will be awarded on a “first-come, first-served” basis,” so programs are encouraged to apply now.

Family child care programs may request up to an additional $2,000, and centers (both small and large) may request up to an additional $10,000. Funding awards will be made on a first-come, first-served basis until all available funding is exhausted.

Forms for Both Rounds

We only need these forms with one of the Grant Application packets.

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