Children’s Cabinet announces remote learning grant opportunties

The Kansas Children’s Cabinet is now accepting applications for grants to help eligible organizations provide supervised sites for online learning when schools are in remote or hybrid learning modes. 

The $40 million grant program was recently approved by the state Strengthening People and Revitalizing Kansas (SPARK) Task Force to support business resiliency during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Parents and businesses have expressed concern and frustration about the challenges of supervising school-aged children who are learning remotely as their parents or guardians return to work after widespread closures last Spring. The grant funds must be obligated and spent by December 30. 

Eligible programs include: 

  • KDHE-licensed early care and youth programs/facilities serving school-age children. 
  • Local programs with demonstrated experience and success developing and delivering quality, safe, out-of-home care and education services/programs for school-age children, such as schools, YMCAs, Boys and Girls Clubs, Parks and Recreation, 21st Century Learning Centers, and faith-based organizations. 
  • Other community programs may be considered that demonstrate the capacity and ability to establish or expand programs for school-age children.  

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