The Kansas Children's Cabinet announced the first 14 recipients of its Early Childhood Block Grants Friday.
Among them is the Kansas Early Learning Collaborative. It will get $6,015,040. The colllaborative is made up of 12 counties, including Shawnee.
Also, the Kansas Head Start Association will get $876,493 for Shawnee, Montgomery and Seward counties. The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation will get $400,000 to assist families with child care needs.
The money comes from the state's share of the tobacco settlement.
Communities in Schools, Rice County
Four County Mental Health/ Montgomery, Wilson, Elk, Chautauqua
Greater Manhattan Community Foundation, Riley County
Kansas Early Learning Collaborative - Cherokee, Crawford, Ellis, Finney, Ford, Harvey, Johnson, Leavenworth, Montgomery, Saline, Shawnee, Wyandotte Counties for all services
Kansas Head Start Association - Montgomery, Seward and Shawnee Counties
Marion County Early Childhood Task Force, Marion County
Rainbows United, Inc. - Butler, Harvey, Sedgwick and Sumner Counties
Russell Child Development Center - Clark, Gray, Hodgeman, and Meade
Success by Six, Douglas County
The Opportunity Project, Sedgwick County
USD #380/Vermillion - Marshall and Nemaha Counties
USD # 498/Valley Heights - Marshall County
# of Grantees Total: 14 Total money: $11,000,000