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COVID-19 Financial Resources

Shawnee County CARES Act Grant

The Shawnee County Board of County Commissioners awarded funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES”) to help Shawnee County child care programs meet operational challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, recognizing that child care is an essential and necessary component of the infrastructure of the community. Working in partnership with Child Care Aware® of Eastern Kansas, Child Care Aware® of Kansas will distribute sustainability grants to all licensed family child care and groups home providers, preschools, and child care centers in Shawnee County that are in good standing with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) that apply for the funding and submit the needed documentation.

Directions: Download and complete the grant application below, including the general program information identify expenses the grant will be used for, and sign Page 2. Complete a W-9 and complete a Direct Deposit Form to include a voided check (unless you have already submitted a W-9 and Direct Deposit Form with other grant programs—HERO Relief, HEWS).

Learn all of the details about applying for funds available in Shawnee County below:

Mail completed forms to:

Child Care Aware® of Kansas

ATTN: Shawnee County CARES Grant

PO BOX 2294, Salina, KS 67402-2294

For questions call toll free (855)-750-3343 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Fax (785)-823-3385.


Douglas County CARES Remote Learning & Technology Support Grant

This one-time payment is to provide financial assistance to licensed child care programs to meet the technology and wireless connectivity requirements needed to ensure a quality connection for school-aged children enrolled in hybrid learning because of COVID-19. Examples of acceptable expenses include the installation of additional lines, routers, charging stations, and other technology hardware to meet these needs, as well as upgrades in connectivity services.

Grant Guidelines

  • This application must be completed, signed, and emailed/postmarked by November 20, 2020, for consideration. An incomplete application may be denied or delayed in processing.
  • Two forms, the signed application, and completed W-9 are required. An incomplete set of forms may cause an application to be denied or delayed.
  • Copies of receipts of purchases for technology equipment and new or increased connectivity services must be included in the application. Failure to provide receipts may cause an application to be denied or delayed.
  • The maximum award for technology equipment is $200.
  • The maximum award for connectivity services is $50 per month for 5 months (August – December 2020).

Directions: Complete the grant application (including the general program information, and expenses requested for funding), receipts, and a completed W-9 to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please download, complete, and submit the following documentation:

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