Kansas Children's Cabinet Awards $11 million

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

TOPEKA - Kansas kids are in line for $11 million.

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
$165,602

Four County Mental Health/ Montgomery, Wilson, Elk, Chautauqua
$244,345

Greater Manhattan Community Foundation, Riley County
$400,000

Hutchinson Community Foundation, Reno County
$157,447

Kansas Early Learning Collaborative - Cherokee, Crawford, Ellis, Finney, Ford, Harvey, Johnson, Leavenworth, Montgomery, Saline, Shawnee, Wyandotte Counties for all services
$6,015,040

Kansas Head Start Association - Montgomery, Seward and Shawnee Counties
$876,493

Marion County Early Childhood Task Force, Marion County
$159,708

Mitchell County Communities That Care Resource Council, Mitchell and Jewell Counties
$139, 234

Rainbows United, Inc. - Butler, Harvey, Sedgwick and Sumner Counties
$1,100,000

Russell Child Development Center - Clark, Gray, Hodgeman, and Meade
$200,000

Success by Six, Douglas County
$725,515

The Opportunity Project, Sedgwick County
$630,888

USD #380/Vermillion - Marshall and Nemaha Counties
$100,728

USD # 498/Valley Heights - Marshall County
$85,000

# of Grantees Total: 14 Total money: $11,000,000


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