Kansas Children's Cabinet Awards $11 million

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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

Four County Mental Health/ Montgomery, Wilson, Elk, Chautauqua

Greater Manhattan Community Foundation, Riley County

Hutchinson Community Foundation, Reno 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

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

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