Kansas Education Enrichment Program Grant is accepting applications for K-12 students whose parents’ or legal guardian’s household income is less than 185% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. The one-time grant pays for educational goods and services that promote learning recovery and academic enrichment. Parents and guardians can receive $1,000 for education-related camps, tutoring, language and music lessons, curriculum materials, supplies and technology.
The grants are available for all Kansas students between the ages of 5 (as of August 31, 2022) and 18 (as of May 31, 2023). KEEP awards are also available for students with disabilities through age 21 and those above 18 years of age who are still in high school, with proof of active school enrollment in a K-12 program. Families of students in that age group may apply, whether in public, private or home schools.
Applicants will be asked to provide their most recently completed tax return to determine household income and establish guardianship of the student(s). Applicants will also need to provide proof of residency.
The grants may be used to purchase approved goods and services from Qualified Education Service Providers under the program. Those providers can be found through an online KEEP Education Marketplace. The providers in this marketplace have been reviewed and approved to offer services or goods that qualify for reimbursement in this program.
Information about the program for parents and providers is available here.
Parents and guardians that are eligible can apply here.
The KEEP Claims app is available to parents and guardians to submit claims for the item(s) or service(s) they would like to use the funds. You can access the KEEP Claims app at https://app.keep.ks.gov/. You can also find a mobile version on the Apple and Google Play stores.