We understand the challenges of navigating multiple grant opportunities. Grant navigators are available to assist child care providers with grant applications and other resources. You may request assistance from a member of our grants team by filling out the inquiry form below:
To contact a member of our grants team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Child Care Sustainability Grants, administered by Child Care Aware of Kansas in partnership with the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF), provide support to cover provider costs of operations and potential revenue losses. All Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) licensed child care facilities that demonstrate substantial compliance with KDHE child care licensing are eligible to apply. View Governor Kelly’s announcement here.
Child care programs that meet the eligibility requirements may apply for funding in the following amounts/categories:
The federal government passed the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act in December and the American Rescue Plan Act in March. These laws provide supplemental funds to help State, Territory, and Tribal Lead Agencies address the impacts of COVID-19. The funds are awarded to the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) and grants will be administered by Child Care Aware of Kansas.
The Child Care Impact Grants program, established by Child Care Aware of Kansas in partnership with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF), is intended to provide financial support for eligible child care programs to address facility and other demonstrated needs related to COVID-19 mitigation, health and safety.
*Major renovations are not eligible for funding and are defined as: (1) structural changes to the foundation, roof, floor, exterior or load-bearing walls of a facility, or the extension of a facility to increase its floor area; or (2) extensive alteration of a facility such as to significantly change its function and purpose, even if such renovation does not include any structural change.
This project is supported by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment with funding from the Kansas Department for Children and Families (OIG) Coronavirus Relief Fund, federal funds available under section 601(d) of the Social Security Act, as added by section 5001 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”).
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