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Mini Grants being offered to Kansas Childcare Providers

Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund is offering Child Care Action Lab Grants to licensed childcare providers in Kansas.

Child Care Action Lab Grants are $500 mini-grants to help child care providers in Kansas during the COVID-19 crisis. 

The application is very simple with just a few short questions.

Click here for application.

To be eligible:

  • You must be a licensed child care provider in Kansas in good standing with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Providers that are not currently operating may request funds to support eventual reopening or engage with families while their facility is closed.
  • You cannot currently be receiving funding directly from the Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund through the ECBG or CBCAP programs. This restriction applies only to direct grantees from the Children’s Cabinet. 
  • You will need to submit a signed W-9 form, which you can do with your application OR send to when you are awarded. You do NOT need to send it in to be considered – just to process funding. Click HERE to download a blank W9 form

They anticipate being able to award 180 grants total.

KCCTF recognizes this is not enough to help all who need it, and so they anticipate these funds will go quickly. While they would love to fund every application submitted, with limited funds they will take into account geographic diversity and funding areas with the greatest need per the Kansas COVID-19 map. 

A portion of the funding will also be prioritized for home-based licensed child care providers. Per the federal funding guidelines, grants cannot be used to purchase food or beverages.

Funding decisions will be made as quickly as possible. Grants will be disbursed within approximately 3-4 weeks of the grant application process closing. It is important that all information submitted is accurate in order for funds to be disbursed in a timely manner.  

If you have questions about the Child Care Action Lab Grants, please contact them at

Nicole Hahn
Vice President of Community Development, FCEDC

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