The Child Care Impact Grants program, established by Child Care Aware of Kansas in partnership with the Kansas Departments of Health and Environment and Children and Families, 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.


Funds may be used for the following purposes:

Minor Renovations

  • For home or facility space(s) that are designated for the provision of child care services.  
  • Must clearly support the child care program in meeting health and safety guidelines, mitigating COVID-19 and/or meeting the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12101, et seq.). 

Other Activities/Expenses

  • May be considered if determined necessary to restart or continue operations safely and are not covered by other funding sources. 

*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.

Checklist of Documents for Grant Submission

Grant Application Resources

Priority Resource Links

Child Care Provider
Experience Pathway

Grants Informational Flyer

Child Care Impact Grants Webinar

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”).