TOPEKA, Kan. – Governor Laura Kelly’s office announced that the Kansas Education Enrichment Program (KEEP) is open to applications from parents and qualified guardians of Kansas students.
KEEP will provide parents and qualified guardians with a one-time award of $1,000 per child to pay for educational goods and services such as tutoring and school supplies, KSNW reports.
KEEP was created to promote learning in response to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
KEEP funds can be used for educational and enrichment activities, including:
- The purchase of curriculum and educational materials, including school supplies and certain permitted technological devices
- Fields with academic curricula such as music, art, science, technology, agriculture, math, and engineering
- Language courses
- Musical instruments and lessons
For more information on the programme, click here.
Funds will not be eligible for private tuition.
Eligibility for KEEP funds is determined by financial need, and funds will be distributed to actively enrolled Kansas K-12 students ages 5-18.
Students whose household income is below 185% of the federal poverty guidelines will be eligible for KEEP funds.