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Grants to Kansas Nonprofits, Agencies, and School
Districts for Programs to Benefit At-Risk Children

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Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund (KCCTF)

Deadline Date:

05/07/21 5:00 PM


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Grants to Kansas nonprofit organizations, agencies, and school districts to benefit children from at-risk backgrounds in eligible locations. Funding is intended to support the provision of early childhood programming, including childcare and education services. Projects must serve families and children in Wyandotte County.

The purpose of this grant opportunity is to expand access to full-day, full-year early childhood care and education services for at-risk children in Wyandotte County ages birth up to kindergarten entry to improve school readiness and health. The Children’s Cabinet is interested in supporting evidence-based, data-driven best practices and program models that provide direct services to at-risk children and families. Proposals need to support activities and services that are community-based, community-informed, community-driven, and grounded in a public-private partnership framework. Applicants will be responsible for providing services that support the implementation of evidence-based practices designed to improve outcomes for children and families.

This RFP is focused on children and their families at-risk of entering kindergarten socially, emotionally, or academically unprepared in Wyandotte County. CAEDE at-risk criteria include:

  • Family income qualifying for federal free or reduced lunch program;
  • First language is not English or English is not the language primarily spoken in the home;
  • Children at-risk for developmental delays or who have an established Individual Education Plan (IEP) or Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP);
  • Children in foster care, custodial grandparents/kinship care, or out-of-home placement, or
  • children who have been referred by the Department for Children and Families;
  • Either parent lacking a high school diploma or GED;
  • Teen parent(s) at time of child’s birth (19 years old or younger);
  • Custodial parent is unmarried;
  • Children lacking health insurance;
  • Children with inadequate housing, or who experience chronic or episodic homelessness;
  • Migrant status

For allowable uses of funds, see

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 195893

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

The number of awards issued for this RFP has not been pre-determined and awards will be allocated based on proposals received.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Maximum award amount of $1,000,000

Term of Contract:

Awards will be issued under this RFP for a 1-year funding period from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants may include:
- 501©(3) organizations
- County and city governments
- Unified School Districts (USDs)

Eligible applicants should be experienced in providing service delivery models that yield positive outcomes to children from birth up to kindergarten entry and their families meeting at least one of the at-risk criteria, with a commitment to evidence-based, data-driven practices.

Pre-Application Information:

• Release of Request for Proposal (RFP) and Application opens: April 19, 2021
• RFP questions may be submitted: April 19, 2021 through April 30, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. CST
• Kansas CommonApp Help Desk available: April 19, 2021 through May 7, 2021
• Application closes May 7, 2021, 5:00PM
• KCCTF members review award recommendations, June 4, 2021
• Grant Year, July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022

Grants must include cash match from private partners in a combined amount equal to not less than 65% of the amount of the CAEDE funded grant award.

Kansas CommonApp Technical Assistance Webinar Recording:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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To submit RFP or technical assistance questions:

Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson St., Rm. 152
Topeka, Kansas 66612

Phone: 785-368-7044
Fax: 785-296-8694

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Kansas: Wyandotte County

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