Gov. Kelly Announces Program to Provide $1,000 per Student to Promote Learning Recovery

As Kansas students continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Laura Kelly has announced the creation of the Kansas Education Enrichment Program (KEEP), which will provide qualifying parents and guardians with a one-time $1,000 award per child to pay for educational goods and services such as tutoring and school supplies. KEEP will open for application on Feb. 22. Kansas businesses that provide educational materials or services are urged to join the KEEP Marketplace.

Students whose household income is less than 185% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines will be eligible for KEEP funds.

KEEP funds will be able to be used on enrichment and educational activities including:

– ​The purchase of curriculum and educational materials, including school supplies and certain allowed technological devices

– Camps with academic-related curriculum such as music, arts, science, technology, agriculture, mathematics, and engineering

– Tutoring

– Language classes

– Musical instruments and lessons

– The funds will not be eligible for private school tuition.

Parents and guardians may select enrichment and educational activities from approved service providers via the online KEEP Marketplace or request that a service provider be approved and added to the statewide directory.

The program website is www.Keep.KS.gov.

More info on how families can apply for, access, and use their funds is available on the website.