More than $300,000 in state funding is coming in to support family resources within the KVOE listening area.
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced Wednesday that 10 agencies across the state will receive a nearly $1.8 million grant to support the creation of family resource centers. This includes $252 for southern Lyon County and, by extension, the communities of Hartford, Olpe and Neosho Rapids. South Lyon County will receive $106,142. The local community will also benefit from an award of more than $208,000 to the Kansas Children’s Service League, which serves several counties including Lyon.
The funds come from the Kansas Department of Children and Families as part of its efforts to reduce the need for formal contact between the agency and families across the state. In a news release from the Governor’s office, Governor Kelly said, “Providing easier access to programs and services, including job training, early childhood programs and nutrition services, sets Kansas families up for success.”
Family resource centers provide essential resources including childcare and referral resources, counseling, early childhood programs, health screenings, and more at little or no cost.